Challenge: Best of 2010 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-50D
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Franschhoek, South Africa
Date: Aug 29, 2010
Galleries: Interior, Landscape
Date Uploaded: Jan 15, 2011
|Oh no, not a wine glass photo! :)
This photo comes from my amazing trip to South Africa. In the Franschhoek valley, there are dozens of absolutely amazing wineries, and hundreds of amazing views. This particular view is looking out the front door of the Mont Rochelle winery. My wife and I got there just at opening for some early wine tasting. About 3/4 of the way through the tasting, I happened to look to my left, and saw this perfect mixture of glass, wood, and mountains. I ran down to the car, grabbed my camera, and took a couple photos. I knew I had something special.
Taken near the end of August, I didn't have much for internet access after taking this, so I couldn't replace my August entry with this. But it's ok, as I knew the best of 2010 challenge was coming, and I bought Topaz after my trip. Topaz really helped to clean this up without leaving the ugly halos I had on the mountains before purchasing Topaz.
* Topaz Adjust
* Lower Exposure
* Increase Brightness
* Increase Contrast
* Increase Definition
* Increase Saturation with lower Vibrancy
* Highlights and shadows
* Increase Yellow Saturation
* Decrease Blue Luminescence
* Dodge the sky
* Burn the mountains/bushes
* Blur the sky
* Export as TIFF
* Resize to 1600 px
* Sharpen Edges
* Resize to 800 px
* Add a very slight blue tint to the sky
* Save as JPG
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