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Old 08-30-2005, 09:52 PM
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Enhancing Mount Baker

I'm so excited about my new Panasonic FZ5 camera. I've been busy taking pictures of everything. Here's a shot of Mount Baker in Washington, USA. In reality, the peak glowed a deep orange/yellow as the sun set, but somehow this color wasn't represented in the photo. So of course, I blended some orange/yellow back into the photo. I also added some mist behind the foothills (a little overdone?). The rocks around the peak were darkened and multiplied to make them stand out.

Your thoughts are appreciated.

Ken
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Old 08-30-2005, 10:33 PM
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hi ken,

umm, i think i actually like it better without the mist. great original shot and nice work regardless of my preference.

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Old 08-30-2005, 11:21 PM
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Hi Ken

I think what you are trying to capture is something they call Alpen Glow. I can't do it but I do think the mountain ridges in the foreground could perhaps handle a wee bit more contrast. Great image. We can see Mt Baker big time from Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, BC. Check it out on a map, it's amazing!!

Dave

edit: Mmm. My post is kinda suckin..OK so do as I say not as I do..or somfun.
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Old 08-30-2005, 11:51 PM
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You're from Nanaimo? I'm in the Fraser Valley. Small world!
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Old 08-31-2005, 12:11 AM
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Sweet Ken! Luv yur Avatar!

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Old 08-31-2005, 12:20 AM
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Likewise. Actually, I think I got my avatar idea from yours!

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Old 08-31-2005, 01:31 AM
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Hi Ken,

had a vquick play with your image.

Applied levels adj layer to up contrast, applied grad mask to limit effect to foreground.

Applied Colour Balance adj layer to add a touch of yellow/red, and masked to show only mountain area.

Vquick job, so masking may not be as good as it should, but you get the idea.

Sorry the sky's posterised on posting, (larger image did'nt have this problem).
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Old 08-31-2005, 01:35 PM
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decided to have a go at this one also.

duped layer.
fast fix adding more blue and red and contrast.
new raster layer
to new added clouds plugin filter and adjusted to taste.
gausian blur to clouds layer
erased clouds over blue foreground at 100% opacity
erased clouds over mountain at about 5-10% opacity, leaving a slight mist/haze.
fast fix on clouds layer to give more contrast and color. mostly added a bit more blue to it.
edit: oh, and i cropped off the bottom a bit to balance the picture.

done.

Craig
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Old 08-31-2005, 11:51 PM
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Very nice, Kraellin. You took a different approach, adding clouds to the sky like that. I like it.

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Old 09-01-2005, 12:01 AM
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thanks ken.

it's an interesting original picture. it almost has an oil painting quality about it without any retouching.

Craig

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