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Harold Davis
03-27-2008, 06:34 PM
Lox NWR re-opened the Cypress Boardwalk recently and i took a walk today around it. not much action but a few neat scenes. layed down on the walk and took this one through the trees.

D300, 18-200VR at 18mm, f/20, 1/200s, -0.7EV, ISO 400.

C&C welcome and appreciated.

Alfred Forns
03-27-2008, 07:13 PM
Way Cool Harold !!!! Excellent perspective and thought out !!! Excellent exposure and like the careful framing !!!!

Robert Amoruso
03-27-2008, 07:41 PM

I really like the perspective and colors. It looked a little flat to me so I did the following:

1) Local Contrast Enhancement USM A=30, R=60, T=0 on BG Copy then reducted opacity to 30% as it was too harsh. I then Ctrl-E to merge with the BG.
2) Shadow/Highlight in shadows at A=60, R=30, T=15 to lighted up the tree truck shadows - paritally made darker by USM enhancement. Also added a bitr of mid-tone contrast inthe S/H adjustement.
3) Four rounds of USM at A=125, R=0.2, T=0 to sharpen it.

Alfred Forns
03-27-2008, 11:31 PM
I like it Robert Might go a little less aggressive with changes The greens and blues look a little over? Does look nice and crisp !!! Excellent re post !!!!

Harold Davis
03-28-2008, 04:49 AM
wow, thanks guys. i've never been accused of undersaturating a photo:o i appreciate the work, robert. the sky had some haze in iplaces that did not look as good as other parts of it and i dont think i did as good of job of fixing it as i could have.

btw, that's full frame without a crop. actually not much work done on it at all. just selected the trees and lightened a bit.

thanks again!

Fabs Forns
03-28-2008, 06:31 AM
Very clever, Harold, I like your original better, though.

Paul Burgess
03-28-2008, 04:19 PM
Now I know what it looks like to baby bird when it falls out of it's nest!!! :D Very creative.

Judd Patterson
03-28-2008, 09:30 PM
Awesome image Harold...a really unique view of cypress forest. I'm also very glad to hear that Lox reopened the boardwalk, it's a truly great little walk.