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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Storms in the Mountains


Going for dark, moody, impending....

Thoughts, suggestions?









Aug 26, 2013 at 04:15 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Storms in the Mountains


I prefer #3...the ridge reminds me of looking west, I think, from summit of Mt. Evans?

Interesting how #s 1 & 2 seem to end abruptly at right, #3 not so much.

Bob



Aug 26, 2013 at 06:23 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Storms in the Mountains


Bob, you are right on Mt Evans! This was north and west.
#3 is my favorite as well. I really like the foreground ridge and rocks.




Aug 26, 2013 at 06:43 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Storms in the Mountains


FarmerJohn wrote:
Bob, you are right on Mt Evans! This was north and west.
#3 is my favorite as well. I really like the foreground ridge and rocks.



The day we were there the sky was a brilliant, cloud sprinkled, blue - rocks were all shades of slate gray. These are much warmer and pleasing to the eye.



Aug 26, 2013 at 08:43 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Storms in the Mountains


Here's a rework of the BW conversion of the first image.
My goal was the mood you wanted, but to extract a bit more detail in the shadows, especially the trees in the mountain, and to provide a bit more tonal separation throughout,
Predominant approach was gradient at top and bottom with neg exposure, clarity and contrast bump.
Additional selective burning, shadow recovery, highlight recovery, curves.
Is this approaching your vision John?

Scott







Aug 26, 2013 at 09:13 PM
 

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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Storms in the Mountains


Couple of #3

Bob












Aug 26, 2013 at 11:02 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Storms in the Mountains


sbeme wrote:
Here's a rework of the BW conversion of the first image.
My goal was the mood you wanted, but to extract a bit more detail in the shadows, especially the trees in the mountain, and to provide a bit more tonal separation throughout,
Predominant approach was gradient at top and bottom with neg exposure, clarity and contrast bump.
Additional selective burning, shadow recovery, highlight recovery, curves.
Is this approaching your vision John?

Scott


I like the richness of the midtones - great touch!



Aug 26, 2013 at 11:04 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Storms in the Mountains


Bob - I like what you did with the clouds in your color version of #3. Good stuff! Looks like darkened exposure, increased contrast, maybe a color shift or increased saturation for the low dark blue clouds? I think #3 deserves color because of the rocks in the lower left foreground.

Scott - really nice work on that B+W. I'm a fan, and that is definitely the vision. So, you had two gradients, to make the top and bottom darker and higher contrast? Then, shadow recovery to get more detail in the trees? What sort of curves work? So far, I've only shifted between, Linear, Medium Contrast, and Strong Contrast with the curves in Lightroom.



Aug 27, 2013 at 01:56 AM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Storms in the Mountains


If you want dark and moody, I would not skimp. Even so my versions are over the top, partly to provide a different level of interpretation












Aug 27, 2013 at 12:01 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Storms in the Mountains


Thanks for the feedback everyone. I was traveling for a bit and not doing any editing. I re-uploaded the first two and they show up in the first post.

Jim - was there anything special you did to bring out the color in the clouds? I realize it's intentionally over the top, but I still like the effect.



Sep 19, 2013 at 04:45 AM





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