Author Topic: There and back again - the Isle of Skye (4. A last few bits and pieces)  (Read 609 times)

Birna Rørslett

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Re: There and back again - the Isle of Skye (3. The Road Home)
« Reply #30 on: November 07, 2018, 14:27:59 »
We simply have to get back to Scotland. Resistance is futile.

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Re: There and back again - the Isle of Skye (3. The Road Home)
« Reply #31 on: November 07, 2018, 14:37:34 »
We simply have to get back to Scotland. Resistance is futile.
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Is is a joy to look at David’s and Simone’s pictures :)

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Re: There and back again - the Isle of Skye (3. The Road Home)
« Reply #32 on: November 07, 2018, 22:53:04 »
Thank you, Bent, Birna, Paco, Jakov, Simone and Ølvind - your comments really make my day and are greatly appreciated.

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Re: There and back again - the Isle of Skye (4. A last few bits and pieces)
« Reply #33 on: November 08, 2018, 21:30:38 »
Trying to finish all my raw conversions today, I found a few things I would like to show.

1. The River Etive
2. The River Coruisk (left)
3. Rescued!
4. The northern section of the Cuillin Ridge
5. The mating game. Glen Etive.
6. Glen Etive
7. Rainstorm coming down from Garsbheinn.

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Re: There and back again - the Isle of Skye (4. A last few bits and pieces)
« Reply #34 on: November 08, 2018, 21:54:22 »
Nice ones, but not consistently of the high level of the previous series.
Some are cooked a little too aggressively for my taste, but of course that is just a personal thing.
Simone Tomasi

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Re: There and back again - the Isle of Skye (4. A last few bits and pieces)
« Reply #35 on: November 08, 2018, 22:02:04 »
the last one of set four is absolutely stunning. it is a graphic representation of the real world obviosly but still a piece of graphic art in its own right. just imagine a moment it was just form an color...
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Re: There and back again - the Isle of Skye (4. A last few bits and pieces)
« Reply #36 on: November 08, 2018, 23:05:30 »
Thanks, Frank - too kind as usual.

Simone -
Nice ones, but not consistently of the high level of the previous series.
Some are cooked a little too aggressively for my taste, but of course that is just a personal thing.

Which one(s) do you consider over-done? Just one of these got something extra in post and even then it was only to raise contrast in what was an exceptionally low-contrast raw file.

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Re: There and back again - the Isle of Skye (4. A last few bits and pieces)
« Reply #37 on: November 09, 2018, 00:03:43 »
Thanks, Frank - too kind as usual.

Simone -
Which one(s) do you consider over-done? Just one of these got something extra in post and even then it was only to raise contrast in what was an exceptionally low-contrast raw file.

Rainstorm over Gars-bheinn is the one.
For me the headwall with the waterfall jumps out in an unnatural way relative to the mountain behind.
Part of the problem may be excessive use of the  unsharp mask action, because I do see some halo, but I think you may have also burned that section a bit too much.
In addition the sky of the last picture of Glen Etive seems a bit blown out.
Simone Tomasi

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Re: There and back again - the Isle of Skye (4. A last few bits and pieces)
« Reply #38 on: November 09, 2018, 00:43:34 »
My opinion is that landscapes have no inherent truth to them, apart from the scenery the photographer visualised in her or his mind and communicated to the audience accordingly.

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Re: There and back again - the Isle of Skye (4. A last few bits and pieces)
« Reply #39 on: November 09, 2018, 01:11:45 »
My opinion is that landscapes have no inherent truth to them, apart from the scenery the photographer visualised in her or his mind and communicated to the audience accordingly.

That's a very well-expressed concept and is how I like to think I work. In fact, too often I respond emotionally to a scene and shoot without much pre-visualisation, and later have to do a kind of "post-visualisation" on the computer monitor, when looking at the raw file.

Simone - you are right with both those criticisms; the lower right third of "rainstorm" and the sky in "Glen Etive" are both wrong. My excuse is that I was juggling PMs with half-a-dozen NG members, fielding emails and phone-calls from several lodges, and I simply lost concentration. But it's no excuse really; I should have reviewed these images before posting them.  (Later. I've done a slight modification to each of the two images.)

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Re: There and back again - the Isle of Skye (4. A last few bits and pieces)
« Reply #40 on: November 09, 2018, 03:28:38 »
fabulous scenes. 05 and 06 are my favorites.  Geoforms and atmosphere go together.  My only nitpick: I want to see more at the bottom of 05.
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Re: There and back again - the Isle of Skye (4. A last few bits and pieces)
« Reply #41 on: November 09, 2018, 10:29:40 »
The rusty colors are just so pleasant to watch. They present a certain warm atmosphere. Thank you.
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Re: There and back again - the Isle of Skye (4. A last few bits and pieces)
« Reply #42 on: November 09, 2018, 19:59:21 »
Thank you all very much for your comments - Simone, Keith, Jakov, Birna, Frank, Bent and Paco. There is no higher praise than the opinions of ones peers and colleagues in NG.