View Full Version : Dawn - January 1, 2008

Lance Warley
01-01-2008, 01:27 PM
These were the actual colors this morning at Green Cay. I only hope I did them justice.

40D 17-85mm at 28mm f22 0.3ss iso100

Alfred Forns
01-01-2008, 01:34 PM
I'm impressed Lance !!!!!! Sure wish I could have gotten up this morning Awesome colors !!!

Might even look stronger without the foreground !!! Big Congrats !!!

Fabs Forns
01-01-2008, 01:35 PM
What colors!!!!!
Nice way to begin the year.

I would get rid of the foreground and concentrate on the beauty behind. The strip of fog is a nice touch.

happy New Year, my friend :)

David Kennedy
01-01-2008, 01:37 PM
I agree with Fabs: this is an excellent candidate for a panoramic crop.

Lance Warley
01-01-2008, 02:15 PM
Thanks, everyone.

Something like this...?

Fabs Forns
01-01-2008, 02:25 PM
Cleaner yet, get in the water :)

Then go to selective color and pick blacks from the drop menu and move the slider to the max in blacks.

Lance Warley
01-01-2008, 02:38 PM
I use Elements 5 and Lightroom, Fabs. No selective color.

Any workaround?

Maxis Gamez
01-01-2008, 03:32 PM
Outstanding. I like both versions.

Fabs Forns
01-01-2008, 04:15 PM
I use Elements 5 and Lightroom, Fabs. No selective color.

Any workaround?

In Lightroom, go to Levels and selects blacks. The idea is to make the blacks as dark as you can.

Lance Warley
01-01-2008, 05:01 PM
I think I've got it, now.

Thanks for the tutorial, Fabs.

Michael Rosenbaum
01-01-2008, 07:33 PM
What a great landscape, Lance! The colors (especially the last revision) are wonderful. The cropping works; with the original foreground you actually had two images, both of which are stronger when separated (simplified).

Robert Amoruso
01-01-2008, 07:33 PM
Welcome aboard Lance. I would take the remaining foliage out of the FG bottom of the frame. I like the new intensity of the colors in the second version.

Jason Hahn
01-01-2008, 09:07 PM
The last crop is my favorite of the bunch so far, but I agree with Robert I would consider cropping out the last bit of foreground vegetation. Great depth, he alternating layers of foliage through the scene make the image for me.