Challenge: Free Study 2009-01 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Dream Lake, Tyndall Gorge, RMNP, Estes Park, CO
Date: Jan 16, 2009
Galleries: Landscape, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jan 29, 2009
|As seen from the middle of Dream Lake. from left to right, Hallet's Peak, Tyndall Glacier and Flattop Mountain. This is a bracketed exposure image merged in PhotoMatix detail enhancing, an Aperture plug-in. 1/8s, 1/25s, 0.30s RAW format images processed in Apple's Aperture.
Then, the image was converted to b&w in Nik Silver Efex Pro, an Aperture plug-in. Finally, some dodging and burning in Aperture's dodge&burn plug-in.
This effort emulates Ansel Adam's darkroom dodging and burning. This is the outtake image from the AA challenge. I used the feedback from my entry to optimize this wider angle view, in the AA style. This image has more contrast, without blown out highlights and a darkened sky. I don't like this image as well. Always felt the moon was a distraction, rather than an element of interest. And, the frozen lake is not very pretty, since the snow has been sandblasted away and there are signs of the snowshoe trail.
I wished to emulate AA's "Moonrise over Hernandez" http://www.pinkelephants.org/images/blog/santafe.jpg
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