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12/28/2007 12:50:20 PM · #1

Just want to share with you these amazing photographs. Any idea about the technique used to achieve such results?

Link
12/28/2007 12:55:48 PM · #2
very subtle tone mapping and superb use of light... ?


12/28/2007 12:56:01 PM · #3
Apparently she cut a deal with the sun to get perfect lighting in every shot.
12/28/2007 12:56:17 PM · #4
Oh my!
That is a stunning set of images. Thanks for sharing.
12/28/2007 01:07:52 PM · #5
Wow definitely amazing photographs!

What is tone-mapping?
12/28/2007 01:23:37 PM · #6
Truly amazing!!!

Great use of sunlight and excellent PP work (no clue of the "how" part though)

I liked the human element that adds to the liveliness of the landscapes.

Thanks for sharing... :)
12/28/2007 01:24:49 PM · #7
Originally posted by duckyb:

Wow definitely amazing photographs!

What is tone-mapping?


//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tone_mapping
12/28/2007 01:30:01 PM · #8
Just goes to show.... the early bird gets the shot.

Awesome work, thanks for sharing!

Message edited by author 2007-12-28 13:30:18.
12/28/2007 01:31:15 PM · #9
WOW!!! I'd settle for just one image to look that good ... yet he (she?) has a whole portfolio of them!
12/28/2007 01:36:42 PM · #10
wow, if he/she ever comes to dpchallenge I'm demanding my membership back. I have a hard enough time putting my stuff up against the greats we already have here, I don't know if I could handle one more. lol
12/28/2007 01:41:51 PM · #11
I think she was on dpc at one time wasn't she? I seem to remember a couple of those images.
12/28/2007 01:47:34 PM · #12
This partially answers the "How" part, I suppose....

//forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1006&message=24971754
12/28/2007 02:08:09 PM · #13
The magic of her early morning light is impressive. She has been blessed to find the place where fog and light mingle in the dawning day. The post processing is great as well. She really has captured the moment and integrated the people and animals with the sun and misty beauty. One of the most magical times of day.

This is a location where the sun rides along the fog. I used to see this most summer days when I lived in Brewster, NY and there is also a lot of this magical light in the Westchester area as well.
12/28/2007 02:36:21 PM · #14
Those are amazing photos, I need to start getting up early to catch photos like that. If only I could get out of bed! lol.

Thanks for sharing.
12/28/2007 02:42:50 PM · #15
Originally posted by bennettjamie:

Those are amazing photos, I need to start getting up early to catch photos like that. If only I could get out of bed! lol.

Thanks for sharing.


Early? Pick the season with the shortest day. Sunrise here in the dead of winter is around 8:30am. Sure beats the 4am mornings of mid-summer. ;o)
12/28/2007 02:54:30 PM · #16
Originally posted by sekarmalathy:

This partially answers the "How" part, I suppose....

//forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1006&message=24971754


Curious, so if these are not real does the appeal of the "photos" diminish?

Edited for clarity

Message edited by author 2007-12-28 14:56:46.
12/28/2007 03:00:55 PM · #17
they look like paintings. i saw some of those following a link from a profile of someone here and just happened upon this persons as well. i don't remember whose it was though.
12/28/2007 03:12:10 PM · #18
Originally posted by yanko:

Originally posted by sekarmalathy:

This partially answers the "How" part, I suppose....

//forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1006&message=24971754


Curious, so if these are not real does the appeal of the "photos" diminish?

Edited for clarity


That's exactly what I've been thinking about lately. Can I use photoshop to make a beautiful photo but when people find out it is much different than the original will they all of a sudden think it is not as beautiful. Does ("honesty" (straight from the camera)) in photography like this matter? I am confused.
12/28/2007 03:14:59 PM · #19
holy crap, that is beautiful!
Thanks for the linky!
12/28/2007 03:15:44 PM · #20
i think you can be just as much of an 'artist' with digital photography as you can with paint. a painting often does not look like the original scene but knowing does not diminish it's beauty for the viewer.
12/28/2007 03:24:58 PM · #21
almost all of the images are taken from like 3 locations ... found a spot with good light, no doubt ... but I also think they're heavily photoshopped

they look great, though
12/28/2007 03:54:54 PM · #22
Originally posted by JustinM:

Originally posted by yanko:

Originally posted by sekarmalathy:

This partially answers the "How" part, I suppose....

//forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1006&message=24971754


Curious, so if these are not real does the appeal of the "photos" diminish?

Edited for clarity


That's exactly what I've been thinking about lately. Can I use photoshop to make a beautiful photo but when people find out it is much different than the original will they all of a sudden think it is not as beautiful. Does ("honesty" (straight from the camera)) in photography like this matter? I am confused.


My philosophy on this is to just be open and honest about your work. Last thing you want to happen is people fall in love with your work but for all the wrong reasons. Then you have to keep lying to them to maintain your standard and that never works out well in the end. Bottom line is if you're good people will like you regardless so why lie to them?
12/28/2007 04:12:57 PM · #23
Originally posted by desertoddity:

i think you can be just as much of an 'artist' with digital photography as you can with paint. a painting often does not look like the original scene but knowing does not diminish it's beauty for the viewer.

I agree. Portrait photographers do it all the time, they remove the blemishes from people's faces all the time. Does that take away from the original photo of the person? I think it enhances it, but that's just me.
I majored in art (emphasis on painting and drawing), and I feel that everything can be manipulated to make it more pleasing to the public, or just yourself, depending on who you're making your art for.
12/28/2007 04:34:59 PM · #24
Originally posted by JustinM:

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Originally posted by yanko:

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Originally posted by sekarmalathy:

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This partially answers the "How" part, I suppose....

//forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1006&message=24971754

Curious, so if these are not real does the appeal of the "photos" diminish?

Edited for clarity

That's exactly what I've been thinking about lately. Can I use photoshop to make a beautiful photo but when people find out it is much different than the original will they all of a sudden think it is not as beautiful. Does ("honesty" (straight from the camera)) in photography like this matter? I am confused.

My philosophy on this is to just be open and honest about your work. Last thing you want to happen is people fall in love with your work but for all the wrong reasons. Then you have to keep lying to them to maintain your standard and that never works out well in the end. Bottom line is if you're good people will like you regardless so why lie to them?


IMHO any piece of work, be it enhanced or straight-from-camera that is pleasant to the viewer is an art. May be here the extent to which it is done is relatively higher. That does not mean dishonesty in any way I guess.
12/28/2007 11:23:09 PM · #25
So early this morning I read this thread while having my tea. Then I went about my day not giving it another thought. This evening I sat down remembered what I'd read. I pulled an image from the files and started working on it. This is my result.

Before
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After
626745.jpg

I'm actually pretty happy and already thinking of how I might use similar techniques for an outdoor family of 14 I'm shooting in a couple of days.

I feel inspired by photographers who see more. Thanks for sharing.
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