A drive over Teton Pass

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We drove over the teton pass yesterday as I wanted to take a picture from there. The closer we got, the more cloudy it became. The shot was a challenge because of the snow and the shadows in the valley. I tried something new and converted two raw images--one for highlights and one for shadows and blended them in Photoshop using a layer mask. I have never done that before. Here is my result. Positive criticism is always appreciated--that is how I learn.

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18-70mm lens at 50mm, f8, 1/250

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F15Todd said:
Terri I see lots of snow...please tell me I don't have to drive over those to get to Boise next month :?: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Your biggest worry will probably be that Boise will be too hot!!! If you go to teton park this summer you might want to consider driving from Idaho Falls to Jackson Wyoming over the Teton Pass. It is quite spectacular and the roads are dry.
 
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Very Beautiful Terri,

You did an outstanding job.

Thank You for sharing the Beauty.
 
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The blends worked very well!! I have barely touched on this in PS, but am keen to try.


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Terri,

This is a nice application of the high/low blending.

By the way, for anybody who's interested, Fred Miranda has a plug-in which makes the work even easier (in most cases) called DRI. I think that the whole technique, no matter how you use it, is more satisfying than using graduated ND filters. No more worries about things on the "wrong" side of the dividing line.

Disclosure: I have no connection with Fred miranda other than as a customer.
 
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I really appreciate the comments by everyone

I will take all the suggestions into consideration and try them out. Tomorrow I am heading to Moab, Utah for a few days in Arches and Canyonlands, so it might be a while before I get back to this picture!!!

Can't wait for all the photo opportunities I will have in Utah.
 
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A bit off topic, but I don't wanna do a new thread. At some point I'll upgrade my camera, but if I am not mistaken the D2X can do this by doubling a single exposure right, removing the need for digital blending in a PC? Does this function work well (Question for all them D2X'ers out there)?
 
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Terri, you are REALLY making my day! When I saw this post I had to look. We are coming your way June 11th, actually gonna stay in the JH area. It will be our first time at either Teton or Yellowstone, so we are really looking forward to it.

By the way,, NICE PIX!

See Ya....
 
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kccheers said:
Terri, you are REALLY making my day! When I saw this post I had to look. We are coming your way June 11th, actually gonna stay in the JH area. It will be our first time at either Teton or Yellowstone, so we are really looking forward to it.
Hi Sam,
I hope the weather cooperates for you. The weather can wildly fluctuate in this area in June. If it is good, you should have a fantastic time. I love both parks. You'll get lots of photo oppurtunities. The teton range would be best in the morning. I have only been in to photography seriously for about a year and haven't done much shooting in either park yet. My husband and I did go to yellowstone on our motorcycle last summer with I was using my Olympus 8080. Realize I didn't have much experience yet but I do have a gallery of shots that I took there.

http://www.pbase.com/terrif/yellowstone_park_2004
 
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sfoxjohn said:
Terri,

This is a nice application of the high/low blending.

By the way, for anybody who's interested, Fred Miranda has a plug-in which makes the work even easier (in most cases) called DRI. I think that the whole technique, no matter how you use it, is more satisfying than using graduated ND filters. No more worries about things on the "wrong" side of the dividing line.

Disclosure: I have no connection with Fred miranda other than as a customer.
I have mixed feelings about the DRI plugin, it works in many cases, but leaves a halo :( in some others.

I am more excited about the HDR mode in PS CS2.
 

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