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Mitchell Derr wrote:
Now if I only had a Blend If tutorial I could be posting images like these.
Hi Mitchell. I really am sorry about the delay. It is coming I promise. I am so totally overwhelmed right now with making my post production videos, teaching a class, as well as moving (still in Oregon) that I have barely had my head above water as of the last month or so. I do see a break in the storm coming and that will arrive.
Thanks everyone for their feedback. I did not take the comment offensively. I like the photo and don't feel such a need here to "compete" with others or myself that I cannot post an image that does not stack up to the best of my work. Over time I am really learning to settle down and just have fun. This was probably the funnest thing I have ever done to get a photo, as you might pick up on the video. I don't know why I love to try new things, but maybe for the same reason most of us do this work, a real sense of adventure.
Yes roman, I did feel 100% when taking this. Maybe 150%. I just think that the way reality translates through a lens is very distorted sometimes. Especially with the 14mm. In the video I think you may get a much better feel for the sheer enormity of the area (as I pan around the area including behind me). As an example, those "ledges" people have refered to at the bottom of the frame are not nearby ledges, but are nearly down to the bottom of the 1500 drop! The 14mm really distorts that here.
As far as saturation and magenta cast. My first thoughts are that reds are always problematic for web. I think that if we were all on Dell Ultrasharps (what I am on) with brightness adjusted to 33, everything else at default, calibrated with the Spyder 3 Elite at 2.2 G, 6500 WP and 12 Candelas, and viewing on Safari, maybe some of that would resolve. Otherwise it may also be peoples difference in taste. But the fact is that RED is the worst culprit in my experience. So, I just take all the feedback into consideration and apply it if I see it necessary. There are great eyes on this forum! I always learn form it. My greatest teacher and great mentor (name excluded here) once told me: "Mark, there is always a morsel of truth even in the acid that people may throw in your face at times." I want to be very clear that I do not, in any way, see any comment here as acid in my face, but what I am trying to get at is that I love to learn and take whatever comes my way and GROW FROM IT. This allows me to give a sincere thank you to all the voices and feedback here. Even if someone does not like the photo, I'm perfectly fine with that.