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"Lake Livingston Luminance"

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Copyright: Linda Unger (shelbeesmom) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4128 W: 1096 N: 12722] (58278)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-06-25
Categories: Nature, HPP [Heavily Post-Processed]
Camera: Canon 50D, Canon 24-105 mm F4 L IS USM, Hoya PL-CIR 77mm
Exposure: f/16, 1/240 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-07-07 18:15
Viewed: 1411
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I'm still playing with Luminance HDR on some shots that I have yet to process. Loving the effects.
I've been coming to this place now for 40 years. Amazing.... We used to swim these waters, water ski, sailboat, row boat etc.
There is no WAY you could pay me to do it today. Last year, after many deer and domestic animals showed up missing, they hauled a 14ft 1200lb gator from these waters, right here, after a resident saw the gator going after another deer... "yikes".... it sends SHIVERS down my spine to think we "played" in these waters as kids...
No more.......

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Hello Linda

The end result is what matters the most to me. The image rocks with those clouds that make it so dramatic. I love the greens in the image also. Amazing the lack of fear we have as young ones.


Boa noite my friend,

Wonderful lighting, great POV, beautiful scenery.

Impressive. The shine and the color of the water are marvelous. I like, too, the light and shadows on the roofs, as well as the ones on the beautiful clouds. Keep playing while we enjoy your Luminance HDR with those great colors. TFS


HI Linda...wonderful tones in this shot. This software seems impressive. The question is whether it will get tiring in a similar way that HDR can. To me this looks great though....very natural.

Nice work.


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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2012-07-07 22:12]

Hi Linda

I might not have sharpened the water as much but the pp work on the sky is outstanding. Well composed with good compositional balance & natural looking colour & lighting. Wonderful shadow detail with excellent blue skylight reflections in the water. Have a nice Sunday!

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  • VicZik Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 528 W: 82 N: 950] (4812)
  • [2012-07-07 22:29]

Mood is immense in this peaceful scene, Linda!

Great focus on these boat garages against the blue tones of the water.
The sharpness of the clouds is great and POV are excellent. I like the light on the trees and exposure management creating this immense mood.

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2012-07-07 23:40]

Hi Linda,
I like the composition of this landscape shot with the treatment you adapted to bring out perfect exposure and details all over. Maybe you exaggerated a bit in the Dramatic Light Strength, that's why you have plenty of noise in the upper left clouds.
Anyhow an attractive presentation...you know I like HDR!
Enjoy your Sunday.

Francis Xavier

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-07-08 1:36]

Hi Linda.

Stunning texture, this program does you proud. The sky for me is the most impressive, so much depth and texture. The water may have too much sheen though, still a wow presentation. tfs

stv ;o))

Hi Linda,
Except for the clouds and the noise created by the HDR, the photo is stunning. I like the composition and the use of the late light. I am sure that any traditional treatment would create a much better result. Even if it with bracketing and merging exposures.

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  • mestre (16)
  • [2012-07-08 3:56]

Hello Linda

Great composition, with very nice texture.


Hi Linda,your new program has certainly brought out all the details of this scene.The more that you look the more you see!
I like the little patches of colour in the reflections on the water.And the clouds are really 3-D.The sunlight has nicely highlighted certain areas.
It is hard to believe that alligators would be living in these waters!
Tfs, regards Jean.

Hi Linda - it looks such a pleasant place - the sky is dramaatic and I like the way you captured the shadows on the "roofs" - it seems so quiet and serene.
And then there is an Alligatora makes his living there - I wouldnt like to meet him !!
Thanks for sharing - kind regards Monika

Love the details you captured in this peaceful scene, Linda B-)

Great sharpness and perfect POv with amazing play between light and shadow.
The colors are natural and DOF is excellent.
Great job!

Kind regards,

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