#1. "RE: The Maroon Bells near Aspen" | In response to Reply # 0olivierrychner Nikonian since 03rd Jan 2005Thu 06-Dec-12 07:20 PM
Magnificent scenery, and magnified by a HDR that doesn't scream its nature. Well done!
Out of curiosity, would you mind posting the "middle" shot of your series? I'd be really interested to see what the HDR gave you in the present case - although I don't doubt that it allowed going way past the D200 narrow DR. I had a D200, and the D300 then the D700 have been gains in that respect.
Thanks for sharing!
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#2. "RE: The Maroon Bells near Aspen" | In response to Reply # 1
#3. "RE: The Maroon Bells near Aspen" | In response to Reply # 0
A beautiful scene, nicely composed.
For my personal taste I would do two things differently:
The picture is very close to being oversaturated. I would dial down colour saturation just a bit.
I would also reduce contrast a bit. I wouild prefer to see more detail in the trees along the ridgelines on the left and right.
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#4. "RE: The Maroon Bells near Aspen" | In response to Reply # 3Fri 07-Dec-12 05:44 PM
On saturation - I never saturate to the point that fine detail is lost, and that most certainly can happen moving sliders around. So my tastes obviously differs with you in this case.
On contrast - I like deep contrast in certain scenes - this was shot as the valley fell into darkness and had that deep shadow look - it's really hard to emulate in a picture, but in this case, I prefer the deep shadows to unnaturally bright greens, (in this case - I'm not talking lime green, but instead a shade that is too light for this scene).
All that said, I appreciate your feedback and your perspective.
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