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Dave Dillemuth
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Stunning, Fred. Excellent comp. but those clouds really make the image IMO.


Apr 12, 2017 at 12:02 AM
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p.2 #2 · p.2 #2 · Sunset at Mono


Great shot with excellent visual design.

William Rodriguez
Miami, Florida.



Apr 12, 2017 at 01:25 AM
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p.2 #3 · p.2 #3 · Sunset at Mono


I think you must pay off those clouds to line up like that. Love the image.


Apr 12, 2017 at 01:42 AM
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Lovely pastel like colors. Great capture as usual.

Maji



Apr 12, 2017 at 02:05 AM
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p.2 #5 · p.2 #5 · Sunset at Mono


This is beautiful Fred! Love it.


Apr 12, 2017 at 02:42 AM
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p.2 #6 · p.2 #6 · Sunset at Mono


rioni wrote:
Wonderful Fred! love the colors.


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gpelpel wrote:
Very nicely done! Great composition.


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Fred Amico wrote:
Beautiful!


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RMC cichlids wrote:
Wow! simply majestic.


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junglialoh wrote:
outstanding clarity and very substantial depth


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jaylee73 wrote:
This is a fantastic image! I don't do much landscape photography but images like this give me the urge to do more. Thanks for sharing.
Jason


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Richard Smith wrote:
Fantastic shot.


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EGrav wrote:
Beautiful....


Thanks for the feedback on this image. I appreciate it.

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Travis Rhoads wrote:
wow, to get those kind of clouds over the tufa...that is stunning. Lucky you to be able to shoot from that spot and not have 20 people in front of you! Great image, got my vote.


Thanks Travis,
I was alone there! I saw a couple inside their car by the entrance but they never made it to the Tufas.
I've seen clouds like this before in this area. I guess the atmosphere around there creates these shapes...and they seem to be heavy and not moving much..



Apr 12, 2017 at 02:46 AM
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Kevin T wrote:
This is what it is all about! Now I must go and google "image stacking"!


Been doing the same thing myself




Apr 12, 2017 at 06:33 AM
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p.2 #8 · p.2 #8 · Sunset at Mono


Great image Fred. Can I ask what the purpose of 64 images for the background is? I'm not criticizing, just trying to learn from a technical standpoint. Thanks.


Apr 12, 2017 at 12:19 PM
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p.2 #9 · p.2 #9 · Sunset at Mono


Great shot.. I am starting to experiment with scapes to. Hope to produce something like that one day


Apr 12, 2017 at 12:40 PM
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p.2 #10 · p.2 #10 · Sunset at Mono


Exquisite!!


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Fred Miranda wrote:
Thanks Travis,
I was alone there! I saw a couple inside their car by the entrance but they never made it to the Tufas.
I've seen clouds like this before in this area. I guess the atmosphere around there creates these shapes...and they seem to be heavy and not moving much..


They look like Lenticular clouds...and they are typically very slow moving.
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rmt3rd wrote:
Great image Fred. Can I ask what the purpose of 64 images for the background is? I'm not criticizing, just trying to learn from a technical standpoint. Thanks.

It is from using the Smooth Reflections App in camera...shorter duration exposures to simulate a long exposure with the huge added bonus of incredibly noise free images...



Apr 12, 2017 at 01:57 PM
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Kevin T wrote:
This is what it is all about! Now I must go and google "image stacking"!


Thanks! With manual focus lenses, this is very simple. Depending on the scene, I usually take one image at infinity and another focused at the foreground. In post, there are a lot of options to blend both images automatically. You could also do it manually in Photoshop.



Apr 13, 2017 at 12:54 AM
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JimKied wrote:
I'm pretty sold on Nikon gear, but if you keep posting images like that with that smoothing app, I may have to sell it all and go Sony. Amazing image.


I definitely rely on the SR app. However, high quality ND filters would accomplish a similar result. What I really like about image averaging is that SNR gets much improved making shadows extremely clean. That's something ND filter are not able to provide. For this image I used a 3-stop ND filter in combination with SR. Thanks Jim!



Apr 13, 2017 at 01:04 AM
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Processing is exquisitely done: in-camera smooth-reflection app + focused stacking + exposure blending. It's amazing how much technology has contributed towards photography.


Apr 13, 2017 at 02:36 AM
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p.2 #15 · p.2 #15 · Sunset at Mono


Refreshing composition. Nice!

Rand



Apr 13, 2017 at 04:25 AM
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p.2 #16 · p.2 #16 · Sunset at Mono


very nice


Apr 13, 2017 at 05:29 AM
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p.2 #17 · p.2 #17 · Sunset at Mono


JimFox wrote:
Hey Fred,

A very nice scene here. I am guessing the water levels have risen back up a bit in the lake? They sure had been getting very low.

Jim


Thanks Jim. I am not sure how low it was before April but the water seemed pretty much at normal levels. The only issue was high winds making reflections hard to get.

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tmiller9 wrote:
Yup - that IS pretty sweet, Fred! Nicely done!
Todd


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Stephen-Jay wrote:
Wonderful composition and colors- a great image.


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mysh wrote:
really nice work. It feels like you can walk into the photo


Thanks guys. Appreciate the feedback!

Dave Dillemuth wrote:
Stunning, Fred. Excellent comp. but those clouds really make the image IMO.


Thanks Dave. The alien clouds were definitely a big help.
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camerapapi wrote:
Great shot with excellent visual design.

William Rodriguez
Miami, Florida.


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Hathaway wrote:
I think you must pay off those clouds to line up like that. Love the image.


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AMaji wrote:
Lovely pastel like colors. Great capture as usual.

Maji


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Klaus Priebe wrote:
This is beautiful Fred! Love it.


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Richard Smith wrote:
Been doing the same thing myself



Thanks guys!

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rmt3rd wrote:
Great image Fred. Can I ask what the purpose of 64 images for the background is? I'm not criticizing, just trying to learn from a technical standpoint. Thanks.


I was already using a 3-stop ND filter and didn't want to go "big stopper" (10-stop). It just messes with the colors, adds color cast and reduces image quality. The 64 images are automatically taken and averaged in camera (SR app). It mimics a ND filter by averaging without reducing IQ. It actually improves SNR.
However, If I had used a 10-stop ND filter, I would probably ended up with similar results but would have more trouble in post-processing to fix things up.

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Limpopoboy wrote:
Great shot.. I am starting to experiment with scapes to. Hope to produce something like that one day


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heartjump wrote:
Exquisite!!


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Travis Rhoads wrote:
They look like Lenticular clouds...and they are typically very slow moving.


Indeed. They didn't move at all.


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thw2 wrote:
Processing is exquisitely done: in-camera smooth-reflection app + focused stacking + exposure blending. It's amazing how much technology has contributed towards photography.


It is actually easier than it sounds. At the end, I ended up with 2 RAW images and used a software call Zerene to automatically focus stack them. There was no much post-processing for this one.

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Rand47 wrote:
Refreshing composition. Nice!

Rand


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Ton Hung wrote:
very nice


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Thanks for your comments!
Fred



Apr 14, 2017 at 03:09 AM
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p.2 #18 · p.2 #18 · Sunset at Mono


Whoa, Mono in style.......Just love the bottom third of this highly detailed piece from front to rear.
Sure glad to see the lake recovering.

Lee



Apr 14, 2017 at 06:27 AM
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p.2 #19 · p.2 #19 · Sunset at Mono


Beautiful! Really nice shot!


Apr 14, 2017 at 06:33 AM
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p.2 #20 · p.2 #20 · Sunset at Mono


This is a beautiful image. And, I think the clouds really made it look great. The sharpness of rocks is great, though, I'd try to make the middle rock less sharp to imitate the depth (it's further away and there's more air between you and it). But, that's just my approach to simulate the depth. The shot still looks good the way it's rendered. Lenticular clouds sure are photogenic. What exactly is SR app? It's not focus stacking...


Apr 14, 2017 at 03:22 PM
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