The water has receded

Discussion in 'Ricoh' started by Ripleysbaby, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. Ripleysbaby

    Ripleysbaby supernatural anesthetist

    Sep 9, 2011
    Cumbria UK
    The GXR and A16 was on a tripod this morning. It was very cold. I had the white balance cranked up as hot as it would go
    but it still was not enough. So i put it back on auto for correction later. (mistake)
    These were all taken using my new VF-2. The GXR is now a whole new animal with this viewfinder. It was a good move to purchase one.
    This image is an HDR from 3 raw files -2.3/ 0.3/ +0.4 Aperture 3 using Photomatix plug in.
    R0012674 by sucofni, on Flickr

    This is a tone mapped detail of the sand stone river bed
    R0012686 by sucofni, on Flickr

    And one more HDR.
    R0012689 by sucofni, on Flickr
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  2. Boid

    Boid All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
    Love the third image. Especially the clouds reflecting in the water.
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  3. stanleyk

    stanleyk Top Veteran

    May 23, 2011
    Taylor, Texas
    These are really beautiful. I love the colors in the first and third. Fantastic compositions.
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  4. christilou

    christilou Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    Love the first two, the third not so much. The colours and the sense of looking far away in the first and the reflections in the black and white are terrific :)
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  5. bartjeej

    bartjeej Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Nov 12, 2010
    third is my fave, wonderful textures making a great contrast with the reflected clouds! Personally I think the HDR is a bit overdone in the first, with the halo's around the trees and the darkened sky.
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  6. Ripleysbaby

    Ripleysbaby supernatural anesthetist

    Sep 9, 2011
    Cumbria UK
    I agree with you 100% about the overdone bit. Your comment made me take another look. I was so busy working withe the foreground and shadows i admit i never noticed :doh:
  7. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    very nice....I think every GXR owner should have that wonderful viewfinder
  8. Gary

    Gary All-Pro

    Aug 19, 2012
    Southern California
    Gary Ayala
    I dunno, I hope you're trying something new and low on the learning curve with these images, because your other stuff is so much better. I am only on my second sip of coffee (so my judgement may be a bit obscured by the lingering cloud of sleep), but, I give all three a "meh".
  9. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
    All three are lovely. The top one has an other-worldly look to it. Could be the cover of a Sci-Fi novel.

    Makes me wish I could buy talent someplace.

    Cheers, Jock
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  10. Isoterica

    Isoterica Hall of Famer

    Dec 6, 2011
    The reflections in the water are beautiful.
  11. nianys

    nianys Regular

    Sep 10, 2012
    Yes they're a bit overdone, but absolutely gorgeous nonetheless...