View Full Version : Kaikoura Snowscape.

Ian McHenry
08-24-2010, 03:38 AM
Took this picture recently on a commercial 737 flight from Christchurch to Wellington, New Zealand.
Pentax K10D With Tamron 70 -300 @ 70mm.
1600 ISO 1/4000 @ F8. Minus 0.5 EV.
Multi segment metering.
Editing included Auto contrast, Topaz adjust and Noise Ninja.
Comments and reposts welcome.
Thanks: Ian Mc

Robert Amoruso
08-24-2010, 08:23 AM

Good clarity for an image from a plane. Composition works out well. I like the many vertical lines in the range especially the one that works from the lower left to upper right.

There seems to be a yellow/green color cast. I set a white point using Levels in PSCS5 on the brightest white and the gave me a nice white along with blue in the shade colored snow. Something to try.

Roman Kurywczak
08-24-2010, 08:28 AM
Hey Ian,
Pretty impressive through a plane window! I do think Robert is correct on the color cast and you may want to explore a crop off the bottom.....to more of a pano.......just above the D blue in the LRC......that eliminates most of the soft area......but in this case it is a personal call. Overall, I think you composed this nicely and exposed it well.......throw in through a plane window....even better! Nicely done.

Nick Palmieri
08-24-2010, 08:59 AM
Nice job from a airplane!

Dave Blinder
08-24-2010, 12:40 PM
I like the comp a lot Ian. For my tastes I find the remaining noise artifacts a bit distracting. I might try a B&W conversion, or possibly even add noise to enhance the mood.

Ian McHenry
08-25-2010, 01:00 AM
Thanks Robert, Roman, Nick & Dave
At this stage have added white point and Noiseware @ the default setting.
Cheers: Ian Mc

Roman Kurywczak
08-25-2010, 10:31 AM
Hey Ian,
Whites look better.....although hot in a few places. Try in PS....selective color>whites>down on the black.....should whiten things up. As for the noise.....you may have to go less than the default setting.....it smmothed things up a bit too much. Hope this helps.

Ian McHenry
08-25-2010, 04:59 PM
Thanks again Roman.
It doesn't look like the selective color menu is in Photoshop Elements.
Have redone edit with white point, auto contrast and less NR with Noise Ninja.
Cheers: Ian Mc

Robert Amoruso
08-26-2010, 07:26 AM
That is looking killer Ian.

Ian McHenry
08-26-2010, 04:29 PM
Thanks Robert.
Really appreciate all the sound advice from yourself and Roman to produce this outcome.
Cheers: Ian Mc

Dave Mills
08-26-2010, 11:21 PM
Hi Ian, Good job with the final repost doing it for me. Good clarity out of a plane with the diagonal lines leading the eye up the image. The clouds work well at the peaks...

Ian McHenry
08-27-2010, 02:42 AM
Thanks Dave
Still working on the transition from snapper to photographer !!!!
Cheers: Ian Mc