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Re: SIERRA INSPIRATION PHOTOTHON!

Postby fishmonger » Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:03 am

Off the beaten path, somewhere on Sawmill Pass in 2009 - been re-processing some old RAW files, and the cheapo D40 wasn't such a bad camera after all...

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Re: SIERRA INSPIRATION PHOTOTHON!

Postby Wandering Daisy » Mon Jun 17, 2013 11:57 am

Fishmonger - I do not know if I have specifically ever said this, but I sure enjoy your photos. Keep up the great work!
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Re: SIERRA INSPIRATION PHOTOTHON!

Postby RiseToADry » Mon Jun 17, 2013 7:01 pm

Wandering Daisy wrote:Fishmonger - I do not know if I have specifically ever said this, but I sure enjoy your photos. Keep up the great work!


I second this. The lighting in your photos is unbelievable.
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Re: SIERRA INSPIRATION PHOTOTHON!

Postby fishmonger » Thu Jun 20, 2013 11:12 am

thanks for the kudos - lighting is courtesy of the Range of Light, and the rest of the magic comes from watching some Photoshop tutorials on youtube :unibrow:

example here - old 2010 version I thought was pretty nice

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and what I came up with today, pushing a few buttons in different directions

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Re: SIERRA INSPIRATION PHOTOTHON!

Postby PatrickQuin » Thu Jun 20, 2013 8:08 pm

So what buttons did you push? :D

I'm curious where you find tutorials you like.
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Re: SIERRA INSPIRATION PHOTOTHON!

Postby fishmonger » Fri Jun 21, 2013 5:34 am

PatrickQuin wrote:So what buttons did you push? :D

I'm curious where you find tutorials you like.


Look for Serge Ramelli and his CS6/Lightroom tutorials, and then dial it back a little, because he can be way over the top in his edits towards the surreal. However, his use of the highlights/shadows whites and blacks sliders to recover detail is a great starting point. Lots of good info on adjustment brushes, too. Another good source is Gavin Hoey, but he just likes to push the clarity slider to the far right :D

Something different here - freshly re-edited - Florence Lake in 2010 after dropping off a food package at the Muir Ranch in person, zoom zoom across the lake

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and what came out of Photoshop CS4 back in 2010 here
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Re: SIERRA INSPIRATION PHOTOTHON!

Postby PatrickQuin » Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:55 am

Thanks Fish. I'm going to strap on the headphones and go check one of those out right now.
Sure is a massive improvement from the 2010 photo!
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Re: SIERRA INSPIRATION PHOTOTHON!

Postby fishmonger » Fri Jun 21, 2013 1:47 pm

another pair of fresh edits - old images were muddy flat. Both from the trail starting at Fish Creek and heading up to Grassy Lake and Lake of the Lone Indian in 2010

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Re: SIERRA INSPIRATION PHOTOTHON!

Postby larroyo33 » Tue Jun 25, 2013 8:16 am

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The Sun Starting To Rise
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Re: SIERRA INSPIRATION PHOTOTHON!

Postby fishmonger » Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:39 am

a deserved cold one at Reds Meadow

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