Alpenglow and Wildflowers.

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jmw4
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Alpenglow and Wildflowers.
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tarakanchik Senior Member • Posts: 1,033
Re: Alpenglow and Wildflowers.

Looks fantastic!

Just curious how many images it takes to stack this?  Would I be able to get away with as few as 3 for something like this?

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Re: Alpenglow and Wildflowers.

tarakanchik wrote:

Looks fantastic!

Just curious how many images it takes to stack this? Would I be able to get away with as few as 3 for something like this?

Foreground is a focus stack of 3 images!

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tarakanchik Senior Member • Posts: 1,033
Re: Alpenglow and Wildflowers.

That's good to know, thanks!

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mfinley Senior Member • Posts: 4,124
Re: Alpenglow and Wildflowers.

Yowza, another winner! How many of these images have you taken over the years? You seem to have a lot of them and many are really excellent so you've got your photo craft down.

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Re: Alpenglow and Wildflowers.
  1. mfinley wrote:

Yowza, another winner! How many of these images have you taken over the years? You seem to have a lot of them and many are really excellent so you've got your photo craft down.

Thanks Mike! I have about 40,000 RAW files from the past 3 years. Many have never been opened up and worked on. I’m a father, husband, and full time worker in a family business so the opportunity to edit only comes late at night when I have enough energy and am feeling creative/inspired. When I do get a chance to shoot, I shoot like crazy and collect RAWs to work on when the time permits. One day I’ll be able to travel and shoot full time! Until then I’ll keep dreaming!

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1Dx4me Veteran Member • Posts: 9,437
Re: Alpenglow and Wildflowers.

jmw4 wrote:

Welcome to Candyland.

this is what i call excellent composition and you should feel privileged to be there in that moment! this scene is amazingly beautiful.

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Really stunning capture as well PP to produce this final image!

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jm10 Veteran Member • Posts: 3,146
Re: Alpenglow and Wildflowers.

Great picture Jared! Nice stacking job too...

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jhorse Veteran Member • Posts: 4,035
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hapster wrote:

Really stunning capture as well PP to produce this final image!

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Seconded.

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Peter Del Veteran Member • Posts: 6,597
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Magical, I can even smell the mountain air.

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Barry Duggan Photography
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Re: Alpenglow and Wildflowers.

Some distortion in the foreground but I don't really mind that. Very atmospheric. Perhaps needs to be brightened?

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Re: Alpenglow and Wildflowers.

Barry Duggan Photography wrote:

Some distortion in the foreground but I don't really mind that. Very atmospheric. Perhaps needs to be brightened?

I tried to brighten it but it just kept looking off. I agree it would be nice if it could be brightened, unfortunately I kept finding the image was loosing its twilight feeling and was looking too fake when brightened too much. I’ll def have to brighten it for print though, dark/evening shots like this can be a bit tough to pull off in print!😐

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joeletx Veteran Member • Posts: 3,138
Re: Alpenglow and Wildflowers.

Wow! although the mountain top and the colored cloud behind the mountain does not go together. It is a beautiful fantasy land though.

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mfinley Senior Member • Posts: 4,124
Re: Alpenglow and Wildflowers.

jmw4 wrote:

  1. mfinley wrote:

Yowza, another winner! How many of these images have you taken over the years? You seem to have a lot of them and many are really excellent so you've got your photo craft down.

Thanks Mike! I have about 40,000 RAW files from the past 3 years. Many have never been opened up and worked on. I’m a father, husband, and full time worker in a family business so the opportunity to edit only comes late at night when I have enough energy and am feeling creative/inspired. When I do get a chance to shoot, I shoot like crazy and collect RAWs to work on when the time permits. One day I’ll be able to travel and shoot full time! Until then I’ll keep dreaming!

pretty Interesting.

Hey, what's your lens of choice when you shoot these, you seem to not have any focus breathing issues which I've ran into too much with my Olympus zooms.

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Re: Alpenglow and Wildflowers.

mfinley wrote:

jmw4 wrote:

  1. mfinley wrote:

Yowza, another winner! How many of these images have you taken over the years? You seem to have a lot of them and many are really excellent so you've got your photo craft down.

Thanks Mike! I have about 40,000 RAW files from the past 3 years. Many have never been opened up and worked on. I’m a father, husband, and full time worker in a family business so the opportunity to edit only comes late at night when I have enough energy and am feeling creative/inspired. When I do get a chance to shoot, I shoot like crazy and collect RAWs to work on when the time permits. One day I’ll be able to travel and shoot full time! Until then I’ll keep dreaming!

pretty Interesting.

Hey, what's your lens of choice when you shoot these, you seem to not have any focus breathing issues which I've ran into too much with my Olympus zooms.

I use the SEL10-18mm f4 on Sony APSC cameras mainly these days because it’s small, light, and still pretty sharp at f8-f11. Keeping my kit as small and light as possible is essential while I’m backpacking, so I’ve mostly ditched the full frame setup. I do notice a tiny bit of focus breathing on the 10-18, but it’s usually corrected by using the auto-align function before I try to stack them into a single image.

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Pentax645 Regular Member • Posts: 466
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Well done....a stunner.

..........Larry

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Re: Alpenglow and Wildflowers.

jmw4 wrote:

Barry Duggan Photography wrote:

Some distortion in the foreground but I don't really mind that. Very atmospheric. Perhaps needs to be brightened?

I tried to brighten it but it just kept looking off. I agree it would be nice if it could be brightened, unfortunately I kept finding the image was loosing its twilight feeling and was looking too fake when brightened too much. I’ll def have to brighten it for print though, dark/evening shots like this can be a bit tough to pull off in print!😐

Interesting comment. Exposure wise, I have done it dark as well. Not sure why that wouldn't translate to a print?

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Re: Alpenglow and Wildflowers.

Pentax645 wrote:

jmw4 wrote:

Barry Duggan Photography wrote:

Some distortion in the foreground but I don't really mind that. Very atmospheric. Perhaps needs to be brightened?

I tried to brighten it but it just kept looking off. I agree it would be nice if it could be brightened, unfortunately I kept finding the image was loosing its twilight feeling and was looking too fake when brightened too much. I’ll def have to brighten it for print though, dark/evening shots like this can be a bit tough to pull off in print!😐

Interesting comment. Exposure wise, I have done it dark as well. Not sure why that wouldn't translate to a print?

I guess what I mean by pulling off a dark print is: there’s a fine line between the print being too dark, or looking artificially bright for the scene if it’s an evening shot.

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Love your work!

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