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Layton E Parham
06-11-2010, 04:10 PM
Evening view of Lake Jackson, Grand Tetons.
Canon 5D2 , 70-200F2.8 L Is @70mm, F8, Iso 320, 1/640 sec hand held, cloned out navigation markers.

sandy richards
06-11-2010, 07:10 PM
Layton, a very interesting image!
I really like the reflection and subdued colors - very peaceful.
I'd like to see a bit more detail in the dark trees, if possible. and in the small cloud.
Cheers -

Sandy r

Layton E Parham
06-11-2010, 07:42 PM
Is this better?

Dave Mills
06-11-2010, 10:26 PM
Hi Layton, IMO the repost is better. Good mirror reflection of an interesting subject. Taken in rather dull light which to my eye is making it a bit flat. I think you did as best you could under the circumstances...

Don Railton
06-12-2010, 02:50 AM
I agree with Sandy and Dave, the repost is better..


Harold Davis
06-12-2010, 09:45 AM
the repost is a ton better IMHO. agree with dave about the light. handled as well as you could!!

David Thomasson
06-12-2010, 09:30 PM
I agree, Layton, the repost is improved. I would be even more aggressive in bringing out the detail in the trees and the reflections.
Very nice contrasts in the trees. I also set white point on the mountains but masked it out for the sky and the reflected sky at
bottom, to retain the blue and pop the mountains out a bit more. Like this:


Just a matter of my personal preferences, but see what you think.



Roman Kurywczak
06-13-2010, 09:20 AM
Hey Layton,
Very good advice given above. I think your repost was a move in the right direction and David's repost brought out the treeline nicely....but gave the mountains almost a 3d look....which is kind of cool but I felt they needed to be a touch darker.
I used snaller layer and masks from levels to B/C and in different areas. I did also a S/H adjustment and some color correction layers.....mostly in the treeline. I think the potential and detail is there and while I agree the light wasn't your best friend that day....you did handle it well. Let me know your thoughts.

Roman Kurywczak
06-13-2010, 09:21 AM
I'm looking at the 2 now.....snow should be somewhere in between mine and David's I think!
PS....go with Daivds....just perhaps a bit of green in the MG?

Robert Amoruso
06-13-2010, 09:40 AM

I like how you framed this image leaving a good amount of room on the top and bottom. On the left and right, the terminus at the mountains does not lead my eye out of the image. I try not to cut on a downwards slope.

As far as the reposts, all are interesting but you mentioned that this is an evening image and to me your OP conveys that best. Mountains have a strong blue color cast and the tree line is dark but has good shadow details IMO.

Well done.

Roman Kurywczak
06-13-2010, 01:46 PM
OOOps! 20 lashes with a wet noodle for me! I missed the evening comment!

Kobus Tollig
06-14-2010, 04:00 AM
Im in between the last 2 posts but i feel both needs contrast. Great comp and reflection well done