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Snowdonia Dawn
Posted By: simonkit, 03-14-2008, 02:45 AM

Seen as I'm trapped inside here in North Wales at the moment by poor weather I thought I would post a couple of shots from last October for some C&C

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03-14-2008, 03:13 AM   #2
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Beuatiful pictures Simon, they have a kind of effect that I cant quite put my finger on, almost painterly. I dont like the great big watermarks on the pics although I understand why they are there.
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Thanks for the comments, sometimes nature really does blow me away & this was one of those times, the weather & lighting were pretty much as good as it gets. This shot shows the fantastic clouds a little better

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Another cracker, have you applied some sort of filter? it looks very surreal, dont get me wrong, I really like it

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Another cracker, have you applied some sort of filter? it looks very surreal, dont get me wrong, I really like it
Must admit I keep getting similar comments about filters/HDR etc etc but I've done very little PP to these shots, infact to any of my shots - some added contrast/sharpness & that's about it, no filter in this case either. I think it's just a combination of the lighting conditions & the qualities of the Sigma 17-70 lens ?

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were these done using hyperfocal focusing? what aperture? i think the surreal quality is from everything looking so damn sharp
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Yes the 17-70mm is a great lens, I always go back to it. Well they are great shots Simon filters or not, good to see Wales in such a beautiful light I really must try and get down there sometime.
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QuoteOriginally posted by OniFactor Quote
were these done using hyperfocal focusing? what aperture? i think the surreal quality is from everything looking so damn sharp

If I remember correctly the focus point was the mountain range itself, I've used HF in the past but to be quite honest rarely saw any benefit. Other info:

Aperture: F13 EXP : 1/20sec ISO 400

In ACR4.1 I've added some "clarity" (30) and some slight "capture sharpening" - then in CS3 some "Local Contrast Enhancement" & final output sharpness using "photokit sharpener" plugin - that's everything

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