"Silence After the Storm" C & C please
PhotoCamel: Your friendly photo community, with free discussion forums, digital photography reviews, photo sharing, galleries, downloads, blogs, photography contests, and prizes.
 


Go Back   PhotoCamel - Your Friendly Photography Forum > Photography by Genre: Critique and Discussion > Abstract & Artistic Expression

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-29-2010   #1
Llama
 
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 520
CamelKarma: 2356
Editing OK?: No
Constructive Critique?: Yes
Default "Silence After the Storm" C & C please

After the Christmas day 2010 snow storm in North Carolina. C & C please.



__________________
Members don't see ads in threads. Register for your free account today and become a member of PhotoCamel to open up the site's many benefits and features.
__________________
-----------------------
Website
Picture North Carolina is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2010   #2
Vicuna
 
marti0308's Avatar
 
Location: Lakeland, FL
Posts: 210
CamelKarma: 3073
Editing OK?: Ask First
Constructive Critique?: Yes
Default Re: "Silence After the Storm" C & C please

That is absolutely beautiful! I love the blue water and the reflections. Have some k....
__________________
I shoot with a Canon.
Marti Newkirk Photography
Flickr
marti0308 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2010   #3
Guanaco
 
Posts: 427
CamelKarma: 2375
Editing OK?: Ask First
Constructive Critique?: Yes
Default Re: "Silence After the Storm" C & C please

WOW ... this one made me freeze ... I wish to be in such a place ...
__________________
NO Gears NOW - But, searching ...
motasemayyad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2010   #4
Llama
 
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 520
CamelKarma: 2356
Editing OK?: No
Constructive Critique?: Yes
Default Re: "Silence After the Storm" C & C please

Thank you for your kind words and comments!
__________________
-----------------------
Website
Picture North Carolina is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2010   #5
PhotoCamel Supporter DONATED
Photocamel Master
 
Wcube's Avatar
 
Location: Texas
Posts: 9,312
CamelKarma: 11093068
Editing OK?: Yes
Constructive Critique?: Yes
Default Re: "Silence After the Storm" C & C please

Very nice capture, thanks for sharing.
__________________
Wallace
__________________________________________________ __________________________________
Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment. - Will Rogers

Donít cling to a mistake just because you took a lot of time making it. - unknown
Wcube is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2011   #6
Photocamel Muse
 
Athena's Avatar
 
Location: Switzerland
Posts: 18,163
CamelKarma: 61445
Editing OK?: Ask First
Constructive Critique?: Yes
Default Re: "Silence After the Storm" C & C please

picture perfect - it looks just like a painting. How did you achieve this?
__________________
I'd love to hear your opinion.

Facebook Page like?

Google+ add?
Athena is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2011   #7
Llama
 
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 520
CamelKarma: 2356
Editing OK?: No
Constructive Critique?: Yes
Default Re: "Silence After the Storm" C & C please

Athena,

Happy to help.

I can give you about 90-95% of it. Not dodging the question - sometimes I just sit and piddle with pics. Good therapy - removes stress. I used to take notes of all steps, but no longer.Too time-consuming.

- The image started with 3 faux-hdr's, 3 exposures each (9 pics)
- 1 for main with correct WB... (more later)
- 1 processed with a blue lake to mask in lake
- 1 with reds, yellows, browns for gazebos and bare branches in tree
- layered lake pic on main, manually masked in lake only
- layered red pic, created luminance mask for bark, wood colors, masked in
- picture was too busy - inherent in winter landscape pictures because of stick trees and bushes.
- used buzsim filter to reduce business. However, because buzsim creates as many problems as it solves, I created multiple buzsim layers, each with differing degree of effect.
- manually brushed in different buzsims (mask) with different opaque brushes. You can see evidence in the tree at right. I wanted the closer tree and bushes to be brought up, so I restored detail but left the larger background tree with more effect.
- manually brushed detail back in on dock, gazebo, etc. which you cannot see here because of image size.
- noticed that somewhere along the way my perfect wb had gone askew. examined and decided I liked the coolness which goes well with snow, so I let it be.
- cropped a tiny bit off right and left.

That's about it.
__________________
-----------------------
Website
Picture North Carolina is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2011   #8
Llama
 
Carpe Diem's Avatar
 
Location: Coalbrookdale, Salop, UK
Posts: 988
CamelKarma: 888856
Editing OK?: Ask first
Constructive Critique?: Yes
Default Re: "Silence After the Storm" C & C please

Very pretty indeed.

Best regards
Ricky
__________________
Canon 1D MkIV, 5DMkII, SX1is, 16 - 35mmL, 24 -105mmL, 100mmLmacro, 100 - 400mmL, 400mm f2.8L, 1.4 and 2x extenders, Gitzo GT3541, Lee filter system, Dietmar Nil head, 580EXII.

Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul
It sings the song without the words
And never stops.....at all

Emily Dickinson
Carpe Diem is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2011   #9
Photocamel Muse
 
Athena's Avatar
 
Location: Switzerland
Posts: 18,163
CamelKarma: 61445
Editing OK?: Ask First
Constructive Critique?: Yes
Default Re: "Silence After the Storm" C & C please

Wow - that is a lot of work! Really well done with it!
__________________
I'd love to hear your opinion.

Facebook Page like?

Google+ add?
Athena is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2011   #10
F1 Camel
 
palters's Avatar
 
Location: The Land of Ahs....
Posts: 2,855
CamelKarma: 5883836
Editing OK?: Yes
Constructive Critique?: Yes
Default Re: "Silence After the Storm" C & C please

Excellent capture and retouching work. Knowing North Carolina as well as I do, (family there) the snow is already gone. Some K for you!


__________________
Members don't see ads in threads. Register for your free account today and become a member of PhotoCamel to open up the site's many benefits and features.
palters is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

« PhotoCamel - Your Friendly Photography Forum > Photography by Genre: Critique and Discussion > Abstract & Artistic Expression »


Share this topic:

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Digital "Backgrounds" & "backdrops" ? shadowlands Photography Talk 15 02-21-2011 02:04 PM
Lightning storm over lake "Bodensee" / Germany JEPhotography Nature & Wildlife 2 08-11-2010 02:09 PM
Feral Kittens - "Spot" & "Tabby" Ken-L Pets 11 02-05-2009 12:08 AM
Filter comparison "none" " UV" " 81A" and "polarize" . dvdowns Camera Accessories 8 06-25-2008 08:24 AM