Le Bic, Qc - Canada (1)

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Le Bic is a scenic village on the southern shore of the St. Lawrence river. A good part of the shore and river is a protected area within the provincial parks system. Hills and islands bump into the water - the sea actually since this is salt water moved by tides. Sunsets are spectacular and wildlife abundant. A week can be spent here in sheer photography nirvana. I've had a day and a half of it... and want to share some of it with you.
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Nikon D70
2005/06/10 19:41:43.9
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2005/06/10 20:07:39.8
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Image Size: Large (3008 x 2000)
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Focal Length: 18mm
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White Balance: Auto
AF Mode: AF-S
Flash Sync Mode: Not Attached
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Tone Comp.: User-Defined Custom Curve
Hue Adjustment: 0°
Saturation: Enhanced
Sharpening: Normal
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Long Exposure NR: Off
 
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Christian, I truly like the images that you posted. I think the lens flare in the first is rather interesting. I sure don't know much about PhotoShop techniques, but I was wondering if you are able to pull any highlights out of the cliff on the left in image #1? :roll: But the images are both very nice...thanks for sharing.
 
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eng45ine said:
Christian, I truly like the images that you posted. I think the lens flare in the first is rather interesting. I sure don't know much about PhotoShop techniques, but I was wondering if you are able to pull any highlights out of the cliff on the left in image #1? :roll: But the images are both very nice...thanks for sharing.
Thanks for commenting Frank. Sorry I was so late in coming back to you - I can't describe the busy week I've had. About #1, there is nothing to pull out from the dark cliff, except for the very faint reflections on the rocks, at the bottom, that create a sort of path. This has been somewhat lightened in PS. I wonder how a CMOS like the one in the D2X would have reacted in such hard conditions.
 
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I really like the last one. Christian, what i do when i am taking picture against the sun is to carry a kodak grey card which i hold high above the lens to cut the direct light from reaching the lens, that way you don't have flare and your contrast is a lot better.

I forgot to mention that i always use a tripod.
 
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Gilles said:
I really like the last one. Christian, what i do when i am taking picture against the sun is to carry a kodak grey card which i hold high above the lens to cut the direct light from reaching the lens, that way you don't have flare and your contrast is a lot better.

I forgot to mention that i always use a tripod.
Seems Gilles we work in the same conditions. As I work mostly on a tripod too, I usually use a free hand to create the shade. As for the flare in #1, I think two things are to be considered. First is the fact that this was a foggy day. Look at #2 that was taken minutes apart to notice. Second, I also tried to open up the shadows on the cliff, and some noise is coming out that may add to the impression. To make things worst I used a combination of a standard polarizer plus a Yellow/Blue one. In short : not the best angle and composition in the circumstances.
 
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When I look at the first picture It gives me a great sense of peace. I feel like the day is done and it is time for total mental relaxation. Thanks for sharing.
 

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