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Re: Anyone get out for any Fall photography yet?

Postby John Dittli » Tue Oct 27, 2009 8:38 pm

We just returned from Yosemite Valley where the Big Leaf Maples are going off. The oaks are coming on as well, some dogwoods though many look a bit brown. Many nice leaves on the ground.

I posted a few photos here http://dittli.wordpress.com
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Re: Anyone get out for any Fall photography yet?

Postby Bad Man From Bodie » Thu Oct 29, 2009 12:41 pm

This is one of my favorite areas. Took these last year. Where is it


Parker Bench....looking up at Mt Wood....Great picks everyone! WOW!
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Re: Anyone get out for any Fall photography yet?

Postby John Dittli » Wed Nov 04, 2009 7:56 am

Waning days of fall in the high country
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Re: Anyone get out for any Fall photography yet?

Postby mountaineer » Wed Nov 04, 2009 6:59 pm

Wow! Awesome. Now I know why I am still a lowly amateur and others are professionals.
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Re: Anyone get out for any Fall photography yet?

Postby maverick » Wed Nov 04, 2009 7:59 pm

I like #3, but the snow in 2, and especially 1 has to much of a cyan cast in
it for my taste.
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Re: Anyone get out for any Fall photography yet?

Postby John Dittli » Wed Nov 04, 2009 8:01 pm

mountaineer wrote:Wow! Awesome. Now I know why I am still a lowly amateur and others are professionals.


I've seen your site, you've got nice work. Your just too smart to take something fun and ruin it by making it work! :smirk:

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Re: Anyone get out for any Fall photography yet?

Postby mountaineer » Wed Nov 04, 2009 8:06 pm

Maverick, I see absolutely no cyan cast on the snow in either one of those shots.
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Re: Anyone get out for any Fall photography yet?

Postby John Dittli » Wed Nov 04, 2009 8:15 pm

maverick wrote:I like #3, but the snow in 2, and especially 1 has to much of a cyan cast in
it for my taste.

Hey Mav

Good eye, I absolutely agree. These images are pretty much straight out of the camera (converted to jpg w/minor tweaking in Preview). Since I post process all my images I leave my camera WB on daylight and take care of color shifts later.

My wife, boss and cataloger extraordinaire, doesn't allow me to PS any images until she has metadata and numbered, screws up the workflow. I get in trouble for just posting them, so I have to be sneaky.

So sometimes I get excited with new work and post it before I should. I'll fix the cyan in the final tiff. Thanks for the input.

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Re: Anyone get out for any Fall photography yet?

Postby mountaineer » Wed Nov 04, 2009 8:27 pm

Hmmmm...maybe I am colorblind.
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Re: Anyone get out for any Fall photography yet?

Postby John Dittli » Wed Nov 04, 2009 8:36 pm

Well, I don't know. I think it's "acceptable", snow is afterall a bit blue in the shade. But if you were to open that image in PS and run the info wand over the snow I think it would favor cyan. If it was side by side with white I think it would be more noticeable. I do like my snow pretty white even in the shade.

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Re: Anyone get out for any Fall photography yet?

Postby mountaineer » Wed Nov 04, 2009 9:07 pm

How did it look to your eye when you took the shot? I would venture to say that it looked a little gray then, therefore, any "cyan cast" would be more accurate.
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Re: Anyone get out for any Fall photography yet?

Postby John Dittli » Wed Nov 04, 2009 9:36 pm

It was morning, shade and coooold! So, yes it was cool in color temp as well. What it actually looked like at this point would be rather subjective. Of course any reproduction of color is subjective. I shoot in raw which leaves colors dull and contrast weak, so anything that happens in post processing is my interpretation.

Had I been shooting this in film I surely would have used an 81A or more likely an 812 to warm the overall cast.

To make the image presentable on the fly I simply sent it to email (jpeg) through iview, then increased saturation in Preview (mac). Preview doesn't have anything but a full spectrum sat. slider so increasing the yellows also saturates the blues and any other color for that matter.

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