Before sunrise at the Salts
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teked
Registered: Sep 06, 2006
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Superb capture, Fred. I also agree with the comments from Scott and Jim.

Cheers,
Ed



michael49
Registered: Jun 09, 2006
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Awesome!!



Jude Perera
Registered: Jan 10, 2007
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Super shot. The movement in the clouds adds up interest to the image.

Jude



nburwell
Registered: Jan 15, 2006
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Awesome shot, Fred! I love how you utilized the long exposure to capture the clouds moving.

-Nick



Mike K
Registered: Mar 01, 2002
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Fred,
Good use of your modified filter holder on the 17mm TSE creating a really expansive capture. Terrific! Using the same lens without the filter, I would have to do an exposure bracket to get decent sky/salt flat frames.
http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1081875/0?keyword=filter#10300793

Was your tilt angle close to maximal (camera lens 5" off the ground plane?). Belly to the deck!
Mike K



capt don
Registered: Jul 19, 2005
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Fred, awesome shot, love the contrast between the salt and the sky and the detail in both. I use my 24mm t&s and wish I could justify owning the 17mm. Great shot.



Mirza Ahmad
Registered: Jan 01, 2007
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Beautiful.
Mirza



Ralph Conway
Registered: Jul 31, 2008
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Guess I will spend some more time in the landscape devision of this forum in the next future. Amazing shots here ...



Fred Miranda
Registered: Dec 31, 2001
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gregfountain wrote:
Beautiful...makes me want to go to Death Valley and try Landscape photography!

Greg


That is what this board is all about. I keep drooling at some work posted here and that motivates me to get my gear and hit the road.



Fred Miranda
Registered: Dec 31, 2001
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Country: United States

Mike K wrote:
Fred,
Good use of your modified filter holder on the 17mm TSE creating a really expansive capture. Terrific! Using the same lens without the filter, I would have to do an exposure bracket to get decent sky/salt flat frames.
http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1081875/0?keyword=filter#10300793

Was your tilt angle close to maximal (camera lens 5" off the ground plane?). Belly to the deck!
Mike K


Mike,
The 17mm TS-E filter adapter is a great tool and I use it all the time. It's well worth the extra effort putting it together. The best part, is that I can use the same filters on all my the lenses. I don't recall the tilt angle but was not 'belly to the deck' for this one.
Take care,
Fred



Jfarmer
Registered: Nov 04, 2005
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Love the low angle and textures that it brought out.
Jon



John MacLean
Registered: Jan 11, 2002
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Fred Miranda wrote:
Scott Kroeker wrote:
Great light and atmosphere Fred. A couple things and this is only personal taste is that the foreground seems too bright in comparison with the rest of the scene. The centered horizon is also something that I am not sure about. Since the fg is such a dominate feature maybe a little more of it to anchor the image better. Now it is a visual battle of fg vs sky. Both of which are great but both are fighting for the viewer's attention. Not necessarily a bad thing. Just my 2 pennies.


Thanks for the feedback Scott. The foreground color and luminosity are always a difficult decision for me when preparing images like this one. I usually have more color and less exposure on the foreground. For this one however, I was going for a different look. I will try your suggestions.
Fred


Fred, Awesome shot! But I agree with Scott. I would consider using the Adjustment Brush and boosting the Shadows and Exposure sliders a bit on the center section.

Best,
John



Sankar Salvady
Registered: May 02, 2007
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Great shot Fred. With both the foreground and the sky havings something equal to offer, placement of horizon in the middle works for me in this shot.



mike.way
Registered: Apr 17, 2006
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Beautiful. Elemental dawn colors from yellow to orange, set off by blues above and harsh gray textures below. Quite a capture, thanks for sharing.

Mike



scottiedds
Registered: Jul 23, 2008
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You are a badd man Fred !!!!



Tim Kuhn
Registered: Nov 29, 2006
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I'm looking and learning from this one Fred, needless to say excellent work. In my eye I would be wary of having the sharp lower foreground and soft clouds but.... it works way better than I would have thought it would.

Tim



Lars Johnsson
Registered: Jun 29, 2003
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Great and very dramatic shot Fred



Fred Miranda
Registered: Dec 31, 2001
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Thank you all for the comments. I really appreciate the feedback.
All the best,
Fred



Jim Sanderson
Registered: Aug 21, 2005
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Still having fun with your Death Valley shots I see. I think this is one of the best. Nice shot.

Jim



AMaji
Registered: Apr 19, 2012
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Great shot... the perspective and the contrast of the textures make it a great shot.



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