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Mark Metternich wrote:
Thanks Kyle very much for your feedback. Yeah, I think that might be a taste thing. I first did the image in complete silhouette and quite liked it, but I knew there would likely be a chorus of people taking issue with plugged/blocked shadows (due to the advent of modern HDR and general dynamic range blending standards). It seems to almost be the "sacred rule" these days to have discernible detail all the way from black (0) on through to pure white (255). So, then I decided to play with my "blend if" techniques for blending/tonal control and decided...Show more →
Beautiful image. Thank you so much for sharing your processing information and following up with feedback. You make a good point about the idea of a silhouette and then lifting the shadows. I am somewhere in between the silhouette and version you posted here. Personally, I would like to see some details in the ridge-line and tree, but I would like to have to look a little harder for it. Please keep in mind that is my preference and I certainly respect yours. Also, it is considerably different viewing images on a laptop screen (even a calibrated one) and seeing it in print. So that is a big factor as well.