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Some Yosemite Fall Color
Posted By: heliphoto, 10-26-2009, 10:09 PM

I didn't get down into Yosemite Valley the other day, but I plan on heading there later this week - I did find some nice color around Siesta Lake and some nice aspens near Crane Flat...

All shots with the K-7, ISO 200 (highlight protection or whatever that mode is called). All processed to various extents in Lr (I just upgraded to ver. 2 from 1.4, so the processing might have gotten out of hand - all those new tools )...



1. Dogwood leaves...

DA*16-50mm @ 50mm, f/4 (this one's ISO 400)


2. Reflections...

DA* 300mm, f/4 (distracted by my son, forgot to stop down for landscape after shooting ducks )


3.

Tamron 70-200mm @ 200mm, f/7.1 ()


4.

Tamron 70-200mm @ 115mm, f/7.1


5.
A three shot pano of Siesta Lake (click to see a very large version)

DA* 16-50mm @ 16mm, f/8. Stitched with Hugin



6.
Aspens in the Crane Flat area.

DA* 16-50mm @ 16mm, f/4



7.

Two bracketed frames with the DA* 16-50mm @ 16mm, f/5, blended with Enfuse (HDR).
I paid a lot of attention to the dynamic range of this last shot, since I knew I was going to HDR it. On my monitor, this is a pretty close approximation of what I saw at the time.
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These have worked very nicely with vibrant colours and balanced tones.
There's something special about #4 - the eye is just drawn to the central isle of colour and form.
Well done.
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Ooh, all good shots, but 1, 4, 5 are splendid! I almost fell into my monitor and drowned in #5...
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Great shots! #5 and #7 are my favourites, but I think they're all very good.

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Beautiful. Words seem a bit inadequate against that.
Thanks for sharing.
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Wonderful. I'd put #2, #3, and #4 on a wall right away
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ash Quote
These have worked very nicely with vibrant colours and balanced tones.
There's something special about #4 - the eye is just drawn to the central isle of colour and form.
Well done.
Thanks Ash!

QuoteOriginally posted by flippedgazelle Quote
Ooh, all good shots, but 1, 4, 5 are splendid! I almost fell into my monitor and drowned in #5...
Very cool, thanks! - I've never caused a near drowning with my photography before .

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Great shots! #5 and #7 are my favourites, but I think they're all very good.
Thanks Rense!

QuoteOriginally posted by Mallee Boy Quote
Beautiful. Words seem a bit inadequate against that.
Thanks for sharing.
Makin' me blush Grant ... thanks!

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Wonderful. I'd put #2, #3, and #4 on a wall right away
Thank you Stefan - You must have bigger walls than me . For me to put up more of my work, I'd have to take down the Ansel Adams posters, and I'm afraid they're better than mine
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These are all nice shots but #4 is my favorite, very cool shot.

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Nice series Josh. #4 is spectacular!

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Beautiful series Josh and I have to agree with Mike, #4 is awesome. JIM
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These are all nice shots but #4 is my favorite, very cool shot.
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Nice series Josh. #4 is spectacular!

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Beautiful series Josh and I have to agree with Mike, #4 is awesome. JIM
Thanks guys - glad you like 'em ... #4 sure is getting a lot of support here. Trust me, the scene looked better and more dramatic than the photo represents (I did the best I could ).
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You have some wild colours in there, bold and deep. I guess you used the polarizer. No matter, excellent images.

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You certainly captured the color. Thanks for sharing. I haven't been there since a bout in the Air Force back in the early 70s.
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You have some wild colours in there, bold and deep. I guess you used the polarizer. No matter, excellent images.

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You certainly captured the color. Thanks for sharing. I haven't been there since a bout in the Air Force back in the early 70s.
Thanks guys - the colors IRL were quite vibrant, but it's possible that I overdid the PP trying to recapture that from the RAW file... I have used software and my eyes to calibrate my screen, but it's not truly calibrated (by a device), so I never really know what my colors are looking like to the rest of the world . Prints come back pretty true though, so the calibration shouldn't be too far off of what I'm seeing. So, if it's too saturated, it's my fault .
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Vibrant colors Josh! Unlike most folks, I'm undecided about a favorite though...
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