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Another shot from Utah from a few weeks ago, this time as I took in the sunset from the Green River Overlook with Craig Carr. This is just another of the really cool compositions that Craig lead me to. There were no clouds, so I focused on using the sun to add interest to the sky.

All comments are welcome,

Jim







Feb 11, 2013 at 08:38 PM
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Wow! That turned out great!! Remember how little time you had...


Feb 11, 2013 at 09:09 PM
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ckcarr wrote:
Wow! That turned out great!! Remember how little time you had...


Thanks Craig! Yeah, it was crazy how fast the sun set once it got close to the horizon. I am really liking that spot. Next month when I am back there I for sure want to shoot there again.

Jim



Feb 11, 2013 at 09:18 PM
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nice catch Jim,
love the foreground light, but to be honest the sky looks awefully hdr`d.

simon



Feb 11, 2013 at 09:22 PM
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Nice job controlling the sunburst. I like the detail in the rock and it stands out compared to the background, even if I wish the background was brighter-it probably wouldn't help the image.
Thanks for sharing!



Feb 11, 2013 at 09:30 PM
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Super shot Jim, with a fabulous composition
David



Feb 11, 2013 at 09:41 PM
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Another lovely image Jim. The Sun really adds a lot to this image.


Feb 11, 2013 at 10:01 PM
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Damn! ol' man...my hate level just keeps going up


Feb 12, 2013 at 12:12 AM
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Wonderful image...


Feb 12, 2013 at 12:58 AM
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Fantastic shot. When I was there last, ran into pretty lousy weather - read no sun.


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Sunny Sra wrote:
Damn! ol' man...my hate level just keeps going up


+1 for me.



Feb 12, 2013 at 02:06 AM
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parsons wrote:
nice catch Jim,
love the foreground light, but to be honest the sky looks awefully hdr`d.

simon


yep! it has the qualities of an HDR image. even though i know Jim would never HDR in the 'photomatix' sense it still seems to be pushed in RAW to that end.

cool shot though. the comp of the sun star bursting between the two foreground elements is very nice. watch that HDR look....



Feb 12, 2013 at 04:09 AM
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Sweet! I like it.
I could do with some sun over here!!
Ute



Feb 12, 2013 at 07:23 AM
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Beautiful colour and light Jim.

Cheers Ray



Feb 12, 2013 at 09:44 AM
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You pulled that off very well. Nice Work. Jim


Feb 12, 2013 at 11:00 AM
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Hardly HDR.

I was standing there and as the last rays were hitting the sandstone and colored the sky, it became very intense for that last minute or 30 seconds before it faded. I turned to Jim and said "That's it." And it was suddenly dull and gray. And if you have spent a lot of time in Utah outdoors at dawn and dusk you start realizing it is what it is. Intense reds and oranges, brilliant skies... But, unlike the ocean, there is no lingering color... It's just turned off.

I do know Jim used reverse graduated neutral density filter, but that was it.



Feb 12, 2013 at 02:00 PM
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Sweet catch of the light and a wonderful comp, Jim.
Not sure if it's what the others are talking about, but the only thing I see is a wee bit of darkening right around the sun. If you could soften just those reds (maybe lightness slider in hue/sat to the right a little?), I think you got yourself a winner!
Awesome light on the fg rock!!

Barry



Feb 12, 2013 at 04:22 PM
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parsons wrote:
nice catch Jim,
love the foreground light, but to be honest the sky looks awefully hdr`d.

simon


Hey SImon, thanks so much, yeah the foreground light was sweet. I don't quite get the sky looking HDR though... ofcourse I don't use HDR so not sure what it is about the sky that looks HDR...

Thanks,

Jim



Feb 12, 2013 at 05:25 PM
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denovo2k1 wrote:
Nice job controlling the sunburst. I like the detail in the rock and it stands out compared to the background, even if I wish the background was brighter-it probably wouldn't help the image.
Thanks for sharing!


Thanks so much. That sun star was a bit of a pain to clean up, but it turned out pretty good I think. As to the background, I thought about brightening it up a little bit too, but the I wanted to keep the balance of light as realistic as possible, because without selecting the background with a layer mask, brightening the whole shot made the foreground too bright.

Thanks,

Jim



Feb 12, 2013 at 05:28 PM
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Jim, this is beautiful, Great light on the forground. Really like the intrest thruout the image. Could not have picked a better local for this capture.


Feb 12, 2013 at 05:29 PM
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