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psf914 Registered since 11th Oct 2007Tue 30-Apr-13 02:54 PM
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"Wetlands along the Boardman RIver"


Traverse City, US
          

Here are two versions of the same shot taken earlier in the week near one of my favorite hiking spots along the Boardman River in Traverse City. This is part of the river just south of Boardman Lake. In the Fall, the colors are here are spectacular. The first is what I would normally post after a little work. The second is a more dramatic version using Color Efex Pro 4 a second time.

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Asgard Administrator He is your Chief Guardian Angel at the Helpdesk and knows a lot about a lot Nikonian since 07th Apr 2004Tue 30-Apr-13 10:36 PM
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East Frisia, DE
          

Like both, but the second one is better

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psf914 Registered since 11th Oct 2007Thu 02-May-13 03:37 PM
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#3. "RE: Wetlands along the Boardman RIver"
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Traverse City, US
          

Thanks Gerold

I've posted several shots from this area since I've been back and it seems each time everyone prefers the more contrasty version. For me there's a thin line between presenting something as it I saw it (with some touchup to improve the image) and "punching it up" to the point where it becomes an image rather than a photograph. Appreciate your input.

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Skattelite Silver Member Nikonian since 17th May 2006Tue 30-Apr-13 11:49 PM
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I second that. It just has a little more punch.

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psf914 Registered since 11th Oct 2007Thu 02-May-13 03:40 PM
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Traverse City, US
          

Thanks Scott

I'm finding that seems to be the case with a number of photos I've posted from the area recently. I'm always concerned about overdoing the post work on something like this and "overcooking" the image. But it's interesting to see the comments on each version when I post them like this. Thanks for taking time to comment.

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newbird Silver Member Nikonian since 25th Apr 2006Thu 02-May-13 09:46 PM
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Neuville, near Quebec City, CA
          

Hi Peter,

My fav is #1.5 In other words, I would keep the water of #1 and the remaining of the scene of #2.

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psf914 Registered since 11th Oct 2007Fri 10-May-13 05:31 PM
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#6. "RE: Wetlands along the Boardman RIver"
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Traverse City, US
          

Thanks Yvan

I agree... and that's easily done with U point technology on Photomatix. Just have to isolate the water from the process and have another go at it. Appreciate the input.

cheers
Peter

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branthunter Silver Member Nikonian since 18th Dec 2012Fri 17-May-13 06:03 PM
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#7. "RE: Wetlands along the Boardman RIver"
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I really like this shot but would bet that #1 is closer to what your eye actually saw.

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psf914 Registered since 11th Oct 2007Sun 26-May-13 11:34 AM
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#10. "RE: Wetlands along the Boardman RIver"
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Traverse City, US
          

Thanks Robert

And yes... the first is more representative of what it looked like. However the sky was more contrasty than it shows in the first shot so I played with it to make it more dramatic and closer to how it appeared. There's a fine line at times between a realistic presentation and something thats over processed. Interesting thing though... I showed both versions to a number of people and everyone liked the more dramatic sky. Go figure ...

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#8. "RE: Wetlands along the Boardman RIver"
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Marietta, US
          

I'd go with 1.5 as well . I like the sky from #1 and the water from #2.

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psf914 Registered since 11th Oct 2007Sun 26-May-13 11:36 AM
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#11. "RE: Wetlands along the Boardman RIver"
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Traverse City, US
          

Thanks Charlie

There's a lot to work with on this shot. And with the software it's not that difficult to isolate various parts of the photo for touchup. I'll play around with this a bit. Already have some interest in it from a local business.

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Peter

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pentwater Silver Member Nikonian since 15th Dec 2003Sat 18-May-13 01:20 PM
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#9. "RE: Wetlands along the Boardman RIver"
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Jupiter, US
          

Nice shot! I'd vote for number 2... then again I really like Color Efex 4. The decision is probably centered around shooting for optimum accuracy vs shooting for the pure aesthetic appeal of the shot. Each has its place, but with the vagaries of Northern Michigan's weather, particularly this spring (!), I'm not adverse to giving nature some help!

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Bill

  

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psf914 Registered since 11th Oct 2007Sun 26-May-13 11:39 AM
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#12. "RE: Wetlands along the Boardman RIver"
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Traverse City, US
          

I agree with you Bill

As I mentioned above, the majority of people I've showed this to have chosen the more dramatic version. And I've seen some nice shots turned into something very nice and dramatic with a touch of contrast and saturation. Finding the proper amount is the key.

Appreciate the input

Peter

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