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newbird Silver Member Nikonian since 25th Apr 2006Tue 29-Jul-08 01:01 AM
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"Double rainbow over the St-Lawrence River"


Neuville, near Quebec City, CA
          

Hi,

I was working with Capture NX when this double rainbow showed up in my window. I took my D200 with Sigma 10-20 to take the full extent of this rainbow. Then, I changed lens for my Nikon 18-200 for the second shot.

Full image is at
http://photo4fun.zenfolio.com/p591627136/?photo=h1032996D#271751533

Enjoy,





Yvan
Quebec Nikonian
http://yvanbedardphotonature.com

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sgbrown Registered since 04th May 2008Tue 29-Jul-08 12:13 PM
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London, GB
          

Both very impressive shots. Perhaps a pity that the rainbow colours seem to have become very muted in the first shot, but this is compensated by the wide angle capture of the whole rainbows.

www.stephenbrownphotography.co.uk

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newbird Silver Member Nikonian since 25th Apr 2006Wed 30-Jul-08 01:15 AM
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#4. "RE: Double rainbow over the St-Lawrence River"
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Neuville, near Quebec City, CA
          

Thanks Stephen! In the first picture, the rainbow was very strongly lighted, as much as in the second shot, however the fact that I used a 10mm very wide angle shot made it so small that the various colors don't come out properly. I tried different exposures and +/- compensations but they all looked almost the same. I believe it is a matter of inherent contrast more than exposure. The largest rainbow was fainter.

Regards,

Yvan
Quebec Nikonian
http://yvanbedardphotonature.com

  

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MstrBones Silver Member Nikonian since 06th Dec 2005Tue 29-Jul-08 03:20 PM
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Yvan,

Love that first shot, very nice.

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glass eye Registered since 10th Jun 2008Tue 29-Jul-08 11:41 PM
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#1. Lush verdant pasture as foreground to your double rainbow makes a stunning picture.

#2. I love the closer shot, the rainbow framed by foliage. I almost feel that the legendary 'pot of gold' is within my reach ... Oh what further photo forays that would fund!

Sandra Ann

  

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newbird Silver Member Nikonian since 25th Apr 2006Wed 30-Jul-08 01:17 AM
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Neuville, near Quebec City, CA
          

Thank you ! If you check very well, you'll see a large ship (white, illuminated by the sun light) coming on the St-Lawrence, far away (on the left side of the river).

Yvan
Quebec Nikonian
http://yvanbedardphotonature.com

  

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MotoMannequin Moderator Awarded for his extraordinary skills in landscape and wildlife photography Nikonian since 11th Jan 2006Wed 30-Jul-08 05:26 AM
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Livermore, CA, US
          

Hi Yvan,

#1 is a fantastic capture but unless you can bring the colors up I think it remains more of a meteorological capture than an artistic one. But, I think those colors are there. They can be coaxed out.

#2 is quite original and a very interesting approach. I'd consider trying to brighten that foreground foliage a little and maybe clone out that branch sticking up. What's important is that you nailed exposure on the rainbow. It's a great shot.

Larry - a Bay Area Nikonian
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newbird Silver Member Nikonian since 25th Apr 2006Thu 31-Jul-08 05:37 PM
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#7. "New version: Double rainbow over the St-Lawrence River"
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Thu 31-Jul-08 05:43 PM by newbird

Neuville, near Quebec City, CA
          

Hi Larry,

You gave me a good challenge, I appreciate it !

Here are new photos with different post-processing. For the first one, I mostly increased substancially the contrast of the sky. Then, I added some saturation/warm locally to make the rainbow slightly more colorful as well as make far away clouds (at the bottom left of the rainbow) stand out more. I also improved the light/contrast of the greeneries on the foreground. I also took a different shot than the first time (N.B. the big ship is not visible anymore on the St-Lawrence because not hightlighted by the sunlight).

For the second photo, I simply started afresh with +1 exposure compensation.

You can see larger files at http://photo4fun.zenfolio.com/p747745180/?photo=h25405666#461608354
and
http://photo4fun.zenfolio.com/p747745180/?photo=h25405666#42112842

I hope this is what you meant. Nevertheless, after side by side comparison, the new versions stand out much more and I believe I have improved the final result. Is it more artistic ? I hope it is at least a little

Your feedback will be very welcome again as your first feedback really helped me.

Regards,


Edited: I forgot to mention that since I use only NX 1.3, I could not remove the branch. Maybe with NX2 new tool for such purpose.







Yvan
Quebec Nikonian
http://yvanbedardphotonature.com

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