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Old 05-20-2011, 06:02 PM
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Help with this great landscape look

I recently found myself with a ton of landscape shots, but I am by no means a landscape photographer. I'd really appreciate any help people can give in turning them into something special.
Here are some examples of the look I'm after:

http://www.christianschmidt.com/#/La...Page_1/Image_5
http://www.christianschmidt.com/#/La...age_3/Image_27
http://www.crismanphoto.com/#/Collections/Landscapes/20
http://www.shaunquinlan.com/#/portfolio/landscape/277/
http://www.shaunquinlan.com/#/portfolio/seascape/210/

I also included another one from Eric Freeman, as well as an unedited shot of my own for people to play with.

I love the odd color and illustrated feel of the images. I've heard some advice about starting with HDR, gradient maps for color, using the AIM profile conversion, etc. But I'd love to hear more about the sort of workflow that goes into landscape shots like these.

Thanx!

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Old 05-20-2011, 08:43 PM
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Re: Help with this great landscape look

I'm also very interested in this as well.
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Old 05-21-2011, 12:08 AM
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Re: Help with this great landscape look

Did you look in the Christian Schmidt thread?
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Old 05-21-2011, 12:42 AM
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Re: Help with this great landscape look

Yeah, that's what prompted me to start this one, since that thread was more about his white gamma look. There was great tips in that thread, but I was looking for more about this specific look.
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Old 05-21-2011, 02:36 AM
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Re: Help with this great landscape look

i think its all about this: mulitple conversions, partly HDR toning, dodge&burn, and last but not least : colortoning and ofcourse styled motives.
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Old 05-21-2011, 08:38 AM
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Re: Help with this great landscape look

luna is right there is a lot of brush painting involved
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Old 05-22-2011, 02:27 PM
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Re: Help with this great landscape look

I'd do a fair bit of landscapes. Everything I do is converted from RAW. The tools I would use most frequently is selective colour adjustments, colour masks, self-feathering lightness masks (not sure if that's the actual name, I made it up, as that's what it does), colour multiplication. To get the detail and texture out of objects, selective high pass filter, curve adjustment in LAB, then mask.

Check out http://onesh0t.deviantart.com if you want I can post the before/after if I still have the original files.
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Old 05-23-2011, 06:51 AM
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Re: Help with this great landscape look

Hi guys,

I've just finished working on these shots which, although architectural based, were inspired by the work of Christian Schmidt:

http://matthewhalstead.com/wp-conten...-Form-copy.jpg

http://matthewhalstead.com/wp-conten...ntain-Form.jpg

http://matthewhalstead.com/wp-conten...ean-Form-1.jpg

Incidentally, the above images were calibrated for Safari. They look terrible in IE!
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Old 05-23-2011, 01:00 PM
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Re: Help with this great landscape look

Seems like a lot of people either get what's going on, or are pretty close to getting this surreal quality. Does anyone feel confident enough to post a workflow starting with a single image or raw file?
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Old 05-25-2011, 05:13 PM
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Re: Help with this great landscape look

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Seems like a lot of people either get what's going on, or are pretty close to getting this surreal quality. Does anyone feel confident enough to post a workflow starting with a single image or raw file?
There are a lot of things going on in these images. For the images I posted the processing for each shot was drastically different, so kind of makes posting a workflow very difficult.

What look are you trying to achieve with your imagery?
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