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| p.1 #19 · Late Nights and Early Mornings |
Thanks so much everyone! I figured the first shot would be a love it/hate it kind of image. Glad I pulled it off good enough to get most of you on board
ben egbert wrote:
Been there many times and never tried this location, I always did the falls then the coulee as a separate shot. This is first off a great composition, and both images are great on their own. I think I like the night best. Can you imagine what it would look like under a full moon with the moon overhead and slightly behind you?
Thanks Ben! It would look pretty incredible Im sure, but maybe with a full moon I wouldn't have the same soft lighting? It would surely depend on it's position.
Aaron Cowan wrote:
I have considered hiking past the falls beneath the upper trail where I assume you took the first shot. Pretty intimidating hike IMO...I can understand.
Both shots are nice but I really like "Edge of Night" especially with the slice of moon perfectly placed.
Thanks Aaron, it was definitely intimidating. But if I could do it I'm sure most people could. We got passed by a couple of girls while still shooting in light so I had to try and man up for a few seconds :P Bring hiking poles unlike us if you try!
both are nice as said before but that first shot is so surreal looking. It almost looks HDR (not the bad HDR) but just tons of detail. Do you do a lot of dodge and burning to get the bright and dark spots in your image? it looks great but my images taken at long exposure at night never have that much detail even when moon lit.
Thanks Buddy. The main land exposure was taken during twilight hours, meaning a lot of light was able to bounce off the clouds and into the scene. The vertical rock faces were picking up a lot of light to begin with, but I definitely brightened them up a bit to add interest to all the detail they have.
Scott Kroeker wrote:
The dangers of getting to that special spot is part of the fun!
Stunners Justin! That first will most likely make you some money!!
Hey Scott, if you need my Paypal email let me know Haha thanks!
Matt Tilghman wrote:
Justin - I think #1 is my favorite shot of Palouse Falls I've ever seen. The sky is amazing, and I've never seen a nighttime take on it quite like that before.
Now, I've already said that it's my favorite Palouse Falls shot I've seen, so take the following comment with a grain of salt, but... I think I'd prefer it to be a little less HDR-y / Orton-effect-y. Flattens the tiered canyon walls just a bit too much
Thanks for the compliment Matt, really appreciated! I'll definitely be adding some shadow detail when I print this image. It should look fairly contrasty on an uncalibrated monitor though. At work today I checked it out and it looked overdone on the contrast, and I couldn't see half the detail I have. These dark images seem to be very monitor dependant for shadows.
I did add an orton layer of about 30 pixels, and only painted it in below the left horizon line to help the light spill over and blend better. The rest of that glow was done by breathing on the lens for the last 10% of my land image, so I can't undo it The effect won't be so prominent on a +40 inch print though judging by the last one I made.