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Mt. Field National Park

By PeterBee  
During my last visit to Australia, early last year, I became fascinated by the temperate rain forests around Melbourne and in Tasmania. However, I found them extremely difficult to photograph a combination of low light, high contrast and lots of fine detail, being the cause.

After a considerable amount of tinkering with a variety of post-processing techniques, Ive now come up with this approach.

Thanks for looking. Worth viewing large if you can

Location: Mt. Field National Park, Tasmania
Camera: Sony Alpha 700
Lens: Sony CZ16-80mm
Focal Length: 24mm
Shutter: 1/40
Aperture: f10
Capture: RAW - ISO 200
Filter: -
Other: HDR (7 exposures from the original RAW file) plus Topaz Simplify

Tags: Tasmania River Hdr Digitally manipulated Digital art Landscape and travel Mt field national park Temperate rain forest Topaz simplify

Voters: Paul_R, Silverzone, willgriffiths and 26 more

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6 Apr 2010 8:57AM
Beautiful result. I found the same probrem in the forests of New Zealand. Sylvia

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6 Apr 2010 8:58AM
Looks like something from jurassic park - nice shot - Maggie
EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
6 Apr 2010 9:03AM
Whatever it was you did, it worked!

A wonderful image and your post-processing has worked very well!
Ray42 8 3 England
6 Apr 2010 9:31AM
A great shot - never been there to see that Peter - on my list for the next visit
TheWanderer 7 20 2 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2010 10:40AM
An unusual Edit (i like different) which i like. VOTE & my AWARD.
PeterBee 10 35 5 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2010 10:54AM
Thanks for the award, Jon, it's much appreciated. To be honest, I processed this several months ago and have been quite unsure as to whether this treatment works or not - the positive feedback from you and others is re-assuring!

TheWanderer 7 20 2 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2010 10:57AM
Your welcome.
Yep it works for me and has that Ortan feel to it although its not.
jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
6 Apr 2010 11:41AM
A lovely artistic treatment, very good

Richsr Plus
9 91 223 England
6 Apr 2010 7:39PM
Like the colours in this and the ortan effect works well.
Regards Richard
DRicherby 7 269 725 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2010 4:26PM
The processing looks rather painterly and seems to have removed quite a bit of detail. It does look good but my personal taste would be for something more subtle.

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