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Llangors sunset

By jond
Another montage of two differently exposed shots of the same scene. I used an 81b filter to enhance the evening light and a grey grad to darken the sky. One shot was exposed for the bright sky behind Pen-y-fan. Then, without moving the camera on the tripod I took a second shot exposed for the foreground. The two slides were then scanned and the best bits of both combined in Photoshop.

Tags: Landscape and travel

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Comments


riprap007 16 1.6k 37 England
27 Feb 2006 2:09AM
wonderfully dramatic, particularly like the field patterns
Bluke 16 303 1 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2006 2:10AM
lovely work..
babs
crunchie 15 2 Scotland
27 Feb 2006 2:11AM
really nice lighting
princezippy 15 58 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2006 2:11AM
Fantastic colours & setting

Jeff
AlanBW 15 20 England
27 Feb 2006 2:17AM
Very impressive image
shane 16 7 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2006 2:19AM
Great work, looks ace

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shane
junglecat 17 12
27 Feb 2006 2:25AM
Hi Jon. Great shot with the contrast between the sunset, the lake, the field patterns and the foreground.
Brewster 15 4 Scotland
27 Feb 2006 2:27AM
Nice light and colours, perhaps a bit less sky and a bit more foreground would make a more pleasing composition though IMO.

Bruce
Jaye 15 3
27 Feb 2006 2:43AM
Good stitching it works well good capture..Judith
Dek22 15 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2006 2:44AM
Spectacular, great shot.
Jaye 15 3
27 Feb 2006 2:44AM
hit the commment twice..Judith
John_Duckett 17 386 2 Norfolk Island
27 Feb 2006 2:47AM
The colours of the fields is stunning Jon. Excellent

John
MikeBonsall 15 474 3 Guernsey
27 Feb 2006 2:51AM
most definitely a striking image and quality stitching together. I can't help but think though that the brightness of the foreground just doesn't go with the (almost black) top part of the sky.
jond 16 34
27 Feb 2006 3:14AM
Thanks for the comments everyone.

Mike - I know exactly what you mean. I was a lot more subtle with my treatment of the original file, but I've found that the EPZ file sizes are too small for subtle images. So I pimped this image up for maximum effect. What do other people think? does it work as a dramatic image or is it just too blinging for its own good?

Jon
jond 16 34
27 Feb 2006 3:16AM
Thanks for the comments everyone.

Mike - I know exactly what you mean. I was a lot more subtle with my treatment of the original file, but I've found that the EPZ file sizes are too small for subtle images. So I pimped this image up for maximum effect. What do other people think? does it work as a dramatic image or is it just too blinging for its own good?

Jon
garymc 15 8 1 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2006 4:21AM
this is gorgeous, wonderful colours and spectacular view.
jaktis Plus
17 84 Sweden
27 Feb 2006 4:29AM
Lovely colours and a great work done

Peter
Maddie 16 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2006 4:39AM
striking image
Wooly 15 112 4 England
27 Feb 2006 5:01AM
Nice work Jon, a great punchy image. I think I would have cropped a tad off the black sky.

Alan
TeresaH 16 1.1k United Kingdom
27 Feb 2006 5:27AM
I must try this technique myself. You seem to have mastered it, very nicely done.

Teresa
TeresaH 16 1.1k United Kingdom
27 Feb 2006 5:28AM
I must try this technique myself. You seem to have mastered it, very nicely done.

Teresa
sunshot 16 24 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2006 5:29AM
stands out even as a thumbnail!!
excellent colours and tones in this shot, great light in the f/g, good work well done
jeanie Plus
17 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2006 6:26AM
Fantastic ps work here... the colours are just wonderful.
Jeanie
27 Feb 2006 7:28AM
Lovely shot with a superb range of colours which appear as pleasing layers from fg. up to the dark top of the sky. Well done.
John
allanC 15 21 Scotland
27 Feb 2006 7:40AM
A fantastic shot with great colours and lighting.
Allan
proberts 17 218 4 Wales
27 Feb 2006 7:55AM
Excellent shot and stunning colours.
Andrew.
sneazy 16 74 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2006 8:06AM
Great work and use of PS. Personally I would have cropped about a 1/3 of the dark portion of the sky out, but hey what do I know!

Mark
old timer 17 55 1 Scotland
27 Feb 2006 10:23AM
Lovely lighting.
Jim
owp 16 168
27 Feb 2006 11:10AM
. . just magic! . .

Mike.W
UserRemoved 17 6.2k 1
27 Feb 2006 12:29PM
Personally, I like that graduated sky! But do find the expected FG brightness too light for what I'd expect with such a low sun - makes it look a little artificial, as if a flash had been used. But as an image, go to say it looks good! Smile
Blenkinsopp 15 320 4 England
27 Feb 2006 12:56PM
lovely light and colours
vivienne 17 14 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2006 10:30PM
Very impressive, excellent colours.
paul162brown 17 12 England
28 Feb 2006 1:01AM
Amazing colours and what a view. A great shot. Paul

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