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minniev
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Re: Group Reply: Waves of grain
In reply to MikePDX, 2 months ago

MikePDX wrote:

MikePDX wrote:

Another from my Palouse collection. Not quite "Amber Waves" just yet. I think I really like this one for some reason. I like the overlapping patterns and the general flow and it got me thinking about what makes a good abstract landscape shot. Does it need to be punchier? Does it need to be processed further away from reality? Less recognizable for what it really is?

E-M1 + 50-200 SWD and EC14

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You can observe a lot by looking - Yogi Berra
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Thanks for all the feedback so far, keep it coming! The original scene was very low contrast. But it looks like the collected wisdom is voting in favor of a higher-contrast, more saturated look. Here is a first take at that interpretation, also cropped 3:2 to help emphasize the horizontal.

Waves version 2

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You can observe a lot by looking - Yogi Berra
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Yes, I like your new version a lot. The patterns are so much clearer, and you've retrieved the beautiful light and those gorgeous undulating hills. I understand how it probably came to be, because I have quite a few Palouse photos with that same issue, often caused by the thin haze that persists there particularly early and late in the day in the summer. I had to wrangle with mine to get them to look like what I saw, often needing to remove "dead areas" on the ends of the histogram with linear Curves adjustments. You did a nice job with this one.

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