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Lens: 18-55 Kit lens Camera: K-x Photo Location: Alaska 
Posted By: tnis0612, 09-22-2010, 08:53 AM

Made some minor changes to the ones I posted in the critique forum. Still looking for any constructive criticism, but i'm more confident that these are probably what I will go with! Thanks.

Denali from the the top of Stoney Dome around 6am May 27th 2010

A pull off next to the Alaska highway just past Girdwood

Alpenglow on Mt. Mckinley at about 4am May 27th 2010. This was the view from our tent when we woke up in the morning.

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Beautiful- I especially like the lighting in the last!

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That last picture is stunning, I want to take a trip up there now.
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The Alpenglow in the last shot is sublime. That's a wallhanger for sure!

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Love the 2nd and 3rd shots, just beautiful.
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Gosh darn, very beautiful! Alaska is one of the places i'd really like to see in person someday.
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good pics with especially 18-55
may be dark portions can be eliminated to be viewed.
i think you had needed more dynamic range and hdr can be more stunning for
these scenes.
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Thanks for the comments everyone.

akanarya - My fiance and I have been going back and forth on how to treat the underexposed foreground on the 1st and 3rd images. She tried to get me to brighten them in PP and it just didnt look right to me. I thought it distracted from the mountain. I also tried cropping most of it out and that just didnt feel right either. So I left it in. Neither of the areas really contain anything worth looking at in my opinion, just brown mountainside.

Does anyone else have any input on those underexposed areas? How do you normally handle them? Brighten in PP? Crop out? Leave it as is?

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Great shot. It's not that bad. But try the magic lasso on the bottom dark sections only. Then use shadow feature or brightness feature and lighten a bit, not too much. be sure to set feathering to 3 or more pixels so it looks smooth and natural. That should brighten it a bit without affecting the top portins and the wondeful light.


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