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jtmcg Gold Member Nikonian since 22nd Mar 2007Tue 30-Apr-13 07:27 PM
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"Wordsworth would have loved this place"


Simsbury, US
          

I posted images from this place a couple of years ago. Went back yesterday. Remy and Virginia Morosani planted 10,000 daffodil bulbs in 1941. Then each year as the bulbs multiplied they'd dig them up, separate them and replant them in new locations in the fall. There's a large rock engraved with their names and the Wordsworth poem on a hill overlooking the property.

So a couple of new images from yesterday. Sky was overcast so I shot a 3 frame HDR to bring out some texture in the sky. Then I added fog using Nik Color Efex Pro Graduated Fog filter. Not sure which version i prefer but leaning toward the non-fog version.

John

1. D800, 70-200 f/4 at 70mm, 3 frame HDR, f/11, tripod


2. Same as 1 with added filter


3. D800, 14-24 @22mm, 1/180s, f/11, ISO 400, tripod (It was breezy so I upped the ISO so I could use a faster ss)

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mnbuilder49 Moderator Awarded for his high level skills in various areas, especially in Interiors Architecture, Landscape and HDR Photography Nikonian since 18th Apr 2006Tue 30-Apr-13 08:48 PM
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Lakeville, US
          

Nice shots on a dreary day.

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jtmcg Gold Member Nikonian since 22nd Mar 2007Wed 01-May-13 02:12 PM
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Simsbury, US
          

Thanks Larry.

John

  

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danshep Silver Member Charter MemberWed 01-May-13 12:40 AM
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Olympia, US
          


I don't care for #1, I really like #2 and you did a great job on placing a bunch of the yellow daffs as your focal point in #3.

Nice overall feel in 3. That fog in 2 is really great, though.





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jtmcg Gold Member Nikonian since 22nd Mar 2007Wed 01-May-13 02:13 PM
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Simsbury, US
          

Thanks Dan.

I appreciate the feedback.

John

  

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Izzie Gold Member Nikonian since 02nd Dec 2011Thu 02-May-13 05:32 PM
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Although I like your series, I love #1 too. Must be my eyes. The #2 shot has a bit of drama to it and #3 is just as nice....still prefer #1 though...

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jtmcg Gold Member Nikonian since 22nd Mar 2007Sat 04-May-13 01:16 AM
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Simsbury, US
          

Hi Izzie.

Thanks for looking and providing your feedback.

John

  

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newbird Silver Member Nikonian since 25th Apr 2006Thu 02-May-13 07:59 PM
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Neuville, near Quebec City, CA
          

Hi John,

This is a nice scene!

May I suggest two things?

First, #1 seems oversharpened on my display (30" 2560x1600) and would benefit from less sharpening. I think it has impact on the second photo as well although the fog hides most of it.

Second, in #2, I would suggest to try using Nik control points to apply the quantity of fog based on the distance of background. It presently seems to be uniformly applied using a vertical gradiant, which is fine for the flower carpet but not where the trees are.

This would probably give an edge to photo #2 over #1

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jtmcg Gold Member Nikonian since 22nd Mar 2007Sat 04-May-13 01:48 AM
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#8. "RE: Wordsworth would have loved this place"
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Simsbury, US
          


>This is a nice scene!

Thanks Yvan.

>May I suggest two things?

I'm always open to suggestions.

>First, #1 seems oversharpened on my display (30"
>2560x1600) and would benefit from less sharpening. I think it
>has impact on the second photo as well although the fog hides
>most of it.

I probably did get a bit too aggressive with the sharpening. I backed it off a bit.

>Second, in #2, I would suggest to try using Nik control points
>to apply the quantity of fog based on the distance of
>background. It presently seems to be uniformly applied using a
>vertical gradiant, which is fine for the flower carpet but not
>where the trees are.
>
>This would probably give an edge to photo #2 over #1

I tried changing the blend and vertical shift and also using control points but didn't really come up with anything that I liked better except perhaps increasing the vertical shift a bit.

Thanks for looking and providing feedback.

John




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newbird Silver Member Nikonian since 25th Apr 2006Sat 04-May-13 03:00 PM
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#9. "RE: Wordsworth would have loved this place"
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Sat 04-May-13 03:03 PM by newbird

Neuville, near Quebec City, CA
          

Much better John !

Regarding fog, have you tried adding more fog with control points + short radius for several small areas over the yellow treen in the background (you can then remove the effect on Brown branches with extra not modifiec control points)?

It is a very nice photo and adding fog is always a true challenge.

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