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Glacier Point Driftwood 2
Glacier Point Driftwood 2

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Collection: Landscapes
Location: Glacier Point Alaska
Date: Aug 9, 2003
Aperture: F5
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Sky, Landscape
Date Uploaded: Sep 9, 2004

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Comments: 4
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Taken near sunset at Glacier Point Alaska. I think this one might be good for some contests; I've had to maiunly adjust levels here, and cropped some. I have been working on getting the driftwood lighter in other versions, but somehow it always looks manipulated. I just can't get a good mask/selection on it.

Let me know if you like it and you think it's good enough as is to be a contender.

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08/03/2005 11:15:26 AM
Well. .. .I think it is absolutely stunning -- as is -- and I am blown away by all your work!!!!

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01/04/2005 04:03:34 PM
I agree, and I find the driftwood is a bit dark for it to be considered the subject. The background is beautiful!

Maybe, just take the background down on brightness a tiny bit, then invert the selection and brighten the foreground slightly, or deselect and brighten the whole thing? (I just played with a copy of it a little in PSE 3, and it seems possible, but it might not be the effect you want.)

For competition, the picture almost stands on its own as is, if you leave "driftwood" out of the title.
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10/11/2004 01:53:53 PM
well it's a nice photo - very pretty.
as far as the driftwood goes, what if you masked the entire shoreline area ( grass, and rocks ) including the driftwood, and sort of dodged outward from the area you want to lighten most. would be easier to mask the larger are - than just the details of the wood.

i did a quick mask, quick edit

i also burned the foreground a tad to dull some of the clutter on the shore.

Message edited by author 2004-10-11 14:05:49.
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09/21/2004 11:55:41 PM
while i find this shot beautiful (and am both appreciative of your taking me there and, at the same time, jealous), as a print, i find the driftwood here a distraction.
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