Colors looking pretty good in RMNP except for the unfortunate victims of the pesky “Pine Beetle’s”.
Single shot processed in LR.
Sony A7R3 with Tamron 28-75 f/2.8
1/6 Sec at f/8
Just learning about dodging and Burning (Thanks Monte) and applied a bit of both in this image. Need more or less?
BTW, loving this “Tammy” lens…very sharp!
It looks like you forget to attach the image. You can just edit your post and add it.
Click on the Pencil icon and click on the button to upload your image
Thanks Keith. The pic was there when I hit “Post” . After posting it disappeared?
Went back to the “pencil” and re-added the image. Seems to be good now. Thanks for the call-out.
Hey Jim, you’ll have to tell me where to find this beautiful location. I may want to visit someday.
I love that viewpoint, but the dead trees and bare patch do take away from it a bit. It was easier years ago. I like the reflection and being able to see the rocks below. On my monitor there is a bit of a pink tint to the photo which is especially prominent on the rocks. You might also try increasing your contrast a bit. Otherwise, I think you’ve done a nice job. I’m not sure what to suggest regarding dodging and burning here. I’m sure others will chime in on that.
This is the kind of fire I love to see in the forests. Beautiful photo @Jim_Talaric
Wish I could reveal the location but after many years of hiking and scouting I finally found this very secret location. Now playing it close to the vest
Was going to stop in your shop and say hello but departed too late.
Just curious about your “pink” comment. Did not see the pink until you mentioned it. Now I also see it.
Any hints about how to de-pink it in LR?
I come out to Oregon a few times each year. Maybe we can grab a coffee or beer or whatever on one of my future trips.
Jim, my guess is that the best way to deal with it in LR is to go to the tint slider which is the second from the top. Try moving the slider a little bit towards the green and that should fix it. No problem about not stopping by. I’m never in my gallery these days. I work from my home office as I can never get anything done at the gallery. Hope you are well my friend!
Thanks Erik. Moved the tint slider a bit toward green and increased the contrast a bit. Both tips very helpful.
Lovely reflection scene. The magenta cast on the rocks as you found was an easy fix. There are some brighter areas towards the edges and I think applying a bit of a vignette would keep the eye in frame.
Nice colors here Jim. I find the composition a bit unfocused here. I think perhaps a tighter crop on the colorful area and less foreground might work. A panoramic from this scene could be interesting too.
Thanks Kah Kit for your comments. Will try the minimal vignette.
Thanks Richard for your comments. Will try the tighter crop.
Hi Jim! I certainly agree with the others about the pink cast. I would also consider darkening the mid tones a bit. Some of the trees seem a bit flat, and I think darkening the mid tones would help build some richness. From a purely visual standpoint, I don’t see the dead pine trees in this composition as a problem. If anything, they help to break up the mass of trees and add a bit of a different texture.
Thanks Ben for taking the time to comment.
Figured out how to “de-pink” the rocks (LR Tint slider a bit to the left). I agree about darkening the mid-tones. Will give it a go.