United States Montana Beaverhead
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a2000, on September 28, 2007, said:
Thrilling. Absolutely breathtaking!
Andy Vargas, on September 28, 2007, said:
Amazing coordination of dull and bright colors!
walkaboutwest, on September 28, 2007, said:
Thank you for your nice comments. I think the gray sky made the trees look much brighter by contrast.
Jewels, on September 28, 2007, said:
I agree, Eve..the contrast of the sky certainly sharpens the gold/yellow tones of the trees. Lovely photo.
HelgeNug, on September 29, 2007, said:
Hallo Eve, die Farben sind einfach genial. Ein wunderschönes Bild. Auch die Bearbeitung ist einfach stark. Viele Grüße aus Rostock sendet Dir Holger
Reynald.d.Chatillon, on September 29, 2007, said:
Another great shot Eve! BTW, did you get addicted to HDR already????
walkaboutwest, on September 29, 2007, said:
Für deine freundlichen Wörter danke, Holger. Die Farben, daß Tag sehr stark waren, also ich behandelten nicht das Foto zuviel. Ich schicke dir Grüße von Montana.
Well, sort of, Reynald. I have gotten the hang of aligning the photos, even if they're slightly shifted. This is important, because I don't like having to carry a tripod. I have figured out how to steady my bracketed shots by putting my camera against a tree, or by using a fencepost, for example. I like experimenting with new software, so it's enjoyable at this time.
Sigmund Rise, on September 30, 2007, said:
Great shot Eve, I like it very much!
Reynald.d.Chatillon, on September 30, 2007, said:
I use Photomatix that does some "sort" of aligning. Also, If you use ImageJ (the scientific imaging software from the NIH) there is a plugin called autoreg, that can also help with the aligning. This is what I used to align the 8 shots of this comet picture. Do you see the several black lines crossing the image? These are all the same cable.
Petercero, on September 30, 2007, said:
Michael Slattery, on October 1, 2007, said:
©junebug, on October 1, 2007, said:
Wow! What a breath taking picture, Eve! Greetings, Anne
Thomas Reichel, on October 6, 2007, said:
Thank you Eve! This fotos is really impressive. The yellow colors as a contrast to the dark sky. Beautiful. Regards from Spain, Thomas.
Snemann, on October 7, 2007, said:
Interesting effect Eve! Is it easy to learn this technique?
walkaboutwest, on October 7, 2007, said:
Thanks for so much, Petercero, Bruce, Michael, Anne, Thomas! I appreciate you taking the time to comment. It was a cold, windy day, but the color was spectacular, and I was happy I got to see and photograph it.
armagnac and Snemann, to answer your question, I have been using this software, which you can download as a free trial version. The full version is not expensive and I plan to buy it. The technique involves taking 3 exposures of the same photo, usually a full step apart and blending them to one photo. The bracketed esposure is easy on my camera because it has an automatic setting. The harder part (for me) was learning the correct way to align them with the software. I do not like to carry a tripod when I am hiking, so my photos seldom line up exactly. I have to 'warp' them to make them align. Even if you can't use three exposures, you can still use two or even one and play with the tone-mapping function. You can get some very interesting effects.
The photo you commented on was not altered very much. It was a very grey day with odd light. The sun sometimes shone briefly below the clouds and the trees were at their height of color, which I think benefited the photo very much.
Orly Yahalom, on October 8, 2007, said:
Oh my, what a stunning shot! The colors are so rich and everything looks so real. Thanks for your info about the HDR.
Erik van den Ham, on October 10, 2007, said:
Great photo Eve,
Amazing colors against the dramatic sky
Keith P. Luke, on October 11, 2007, said:
Its a tangerine dream Eve, bravo!
errece, on October 12, 2007, said:
Hi Eve. Impressive autumn colors.
walkaboutwest, on October 17, 2007, said:
Thank you so much for your comments, erik, babamijive, Keith, and errece!
I'm sorry I have not replied sooner, but I've been away. Greetings from Montana!
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