Here’s a snap from the summit of Mt Coree, in the Brindabella Ranges west of Canberra.
I was there with a few friends in the amateur radio community, on an afternoon excursion to ‘play radio’.
But naturally I took some photos as well!
I wasn’t sure which one to post here, but settled on this one. I possibly should have exposed a bit lower, or preferably, bracketed. But it was cold, very windy, and my mind wasn’t really on the job…
I’ve ended up with some slight haloing on the hills, which I don’t really mind, but I did find it a bit difficult to tame the dynamic range while keeping it “reasonably” natural yet, well, oomph-ish.
(refer to @claes for etymology )
No brief - I always look forward to seeing the different takes on the same file!
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A great image to play with. Thanks for sharing it.
In the absence of bracketed exposures I made a blend of +1 & -1 EV using enfuse. In GIMP I used luminosity masks to adjust brightness, contrast and saturation.
Beautiful spot! I decided to remove the sign … so now noone will be warned
RT 5.9 dev + Gimp 220.127.116.11 Heal Selection + resize using IrfanView
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Thank you everyone! I find the different treatments of the sky especially interesting - @apostel338 and @Popanz have (to my eyes) done an especially good job of maintaining detail, yet not emphasising the blown out section (and my carelessness! )
I keep coming back to @BenBeau’s version - I can’t quite decide about those colours!
My version - DT4.4.2
Another attempt / version…
On a side note, what do you all think of the sharpness/general optical quality of this lens?
It seems to have a slightly gold haloed reputation in Nikon circles, but I’ve always found it… well, competent but slightly underwhelming.
Were my expectations too high/misplaced? I think so…
It’s the most expensive bit of kit I own… even though it was second hand, yet has noticeable chromatic aberration and distortion (both easily correctable however).
Here’s my different proposal, as usual, I opted for a more saturated and colorful version because there are very beautiful proposal brighter with pastel colors.
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Greetings from Brussels,
Thanks for the image to play with. I struggled to get a framing I was happy with which contained the sign - hence, I got rid of it with a super-wide panoramic crop. That which I find aesthetically most pleasing as subject are the rays and the various layers(both of mountains and of clouds.)
i chose a narrow crop to focus the image more on the sign. I also liked the vertical 3:2 crop but chose a 1:1 in the end
I like this crop and focus (the lens spots should get lost).
Apparently these signs are popular for decorative purposes. Looks like it has been firmly rooted to avoid relocation.
A more dramatic view. I like the light and slopes in the background.