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Stark Beauty (repost image)

Discussion in 'Landscapes, Architecture, and Cityscapes' started by ddietiker, Jul 19, 2008.

  1. This was taken a little earlier than the last one I posted. I was thinking I might want to tone down the foreground a bit, though it was pretty bright as the sun hit the flowers and this is probably closest I could get to the real scene.

    D200 12-24 @12mm f13 1/10" CP and 2 stop soft GND ISO 320 as the was a pretty good breeze. Thought about removing the CP but I liked the effect better with it.

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  2. Very nice! I think the CP helps.
  3. Doug, how about the other title with this image? :biggrin: [Otherwise, this one's great.]
  4. Douglas, I love it. Very nice.
  5. Lou_C


    Jul 11, 2008
    A wonderful image :smile:

    sorry I'm a bit of a noob, what is the CP you're referring to?
  6. I'm guessing he meant a circular polarization filter.
  7. Lou_C


    Jul 11, 2008
    Right, thanks, I know what a circular polariser is. It was just I'd never seen it referred to as CP before. I'll know now for next time :smile:
  8. You know I like the CD effect and this might be nice as a B&W shot as well? You are correct about toning down the foreground flowers, they just seem a bit bright and the colors don't show through....
  9. I am surprised that the CP did not tone down the foreground highlights better. Nevertheless, this is a beautiful shot. I like the nice interest in foreground, middle and sky.
  10. NateS


    Oct 11, 2007
    Very nice photo. Very vibrant and well framed.
  11. Ken K

    Ken K

    Dec 10, 2007
    Cincinnati Ohio
    Two great images, Douglas. Excellent composition and color.
  12. Two more beauties Douglas, great shots thanks for sharing.
  13. digipix

    digipix Subscribing Member

    Mar 30, 2006
    Douglas, I'd be happy with either shot.

    I've always admired your photography that you post on NikconCafe.

    Keep up the great work!

  14. Thanks Fred

    You are probably right Bob :wink:

    Thanks Jani
  15. Thanks Lou and yes the CP is a Circular Polarizer

    I added a second shot where a toned the foreground down a bit. I think there was just too much color to this one to make a BW, I try and think BW when there isn't much color in the shot.

    I think the GND placement had more to do with the brightness Cliff. The CP did cut some of the glare off the flowers, but I had it set for the minimum effect, the sky would have been way to blue for my taste if it was stronger.
  16. Thanks Ken

    Thanks Anthony

    Thanks so much Alvin I appreciate that.
  17. Debbi

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