View Full Version : From the flight deck at dawn

Ian Cassell
11-20-2011, 09:42 PM
Well, Doug beat me to a Bosque dawn shot from this past week ... Ah well, here is mine anyway.

Canon 7D
Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 @ 50mm
1/30 sec f/7.1 ISO 800 HH

A little crop for composition, levels, and removal of a couple of stray flying birds (!) in CS5
NR in Noiseware Pro

11-21-2011, 12:29 AM
Your sunrise is lovely as well, Brendan, muted and beautiful.

Roger Clark
11-21-2011, 01:14 AM

Nice very early image and nice colors. A few birds. I would crop a little off the bottom; maybe include more sky.

Where are the huge flocks of birds? Any big blast-offs?


Roman Kurywczak
11-21-2011, 10:00 AM
Hey Ian,
Very nice colors, I'm with Roger regarding the bottom....just above the mud or grasses that are horizontal in the LR. You could also go a bit off the top to pano.......but just an option for you to explore and not a deal breaker. If you go along the loop road.....you can find a few more places at sunrise with some better FG options....but not easy there!!!

Ian Cassell
11-21-2011, 12:42 PM
Thanks folks. I tried a bit more of a pano approach. Thoughts?

Roger, I don't have anything to compare it to (this was my first time there), but I saw a bunch of blast-offs. I loved the place and will be going back again and again, I'm sure (I was there for ~5 days and got home Saturday night).

Robert Amoruso
11-21-2011, 04:09 PM
I am liking the repost much better Ian.

Andrew McLachlan
11-21-2011, 05:43 PM
Hi Ian, I too prefer the repost.

Ian Cassell
11-21-2011, 07:14 PM
Thanks. I think I like this crop better as well.

Brendan Dozier
11-22-2011, 11:24 PM
Awesome Bosque color, Ian, and repost looks great! Look forward to seeing more from your trip.

Rachel Hollander
11-23-2011, 09:34 PM
Ian - Much prefer the repost. Beautiful colors. Nice job.


Ian Cassell
11-27-2011, 09:43 PM
Thanks, everyone!

Morkel Erasmus
11-28-2011, 07:21 AM
Ian, I prefer the repost. Why did you clone out the flying birds? Were they too small in the frame to add to the shot?

Ian Cassell
11-28-2011, 10:57 AM
Thanks, Morkel. The few birds looked like specks of dust and I don't think they added anything to the scene.