The suns rays broke through the cloud as we waited for the fiery sunset that never happened. This was taken from the Hoso-oka Viewpoint, near the Kushiro Shitsugen train station on the eastern side of the marsh.
The contrast between the bright part of the sky and the marsh was very harsh. I used a gradual ND filter to lessen the gap, but the ground is still very dark. I quite like the streaks of light the rivers produce as they wind across the marsh though.
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Guzman (577) 2003-08-16 18:15
martin interesting lighting effect that unfortunately is not transposed to the ground , I liked the rays and I think you could try just with the RGB curves tool select below the escarpment , I've had a go in psp and because the line to the plateau is so defined you will find that much of the foreground detail can be brought out without looking over processed.
jlz (341) 2003-08-16 19:18
I believe too that ground is too dark. I quickly tried with photoshop and used a gradient mask to select the ground and leave sky as is, then slightly lightened using the curve tool. unfortunately you do not allow workshops so I can't post the result...
zorro (530) 2003-08-19 21:06
i agree with jerome you can adjust in the photoshop...the contrast and brightness of you photo.but it is a nice shot ha!
- Copyright: Martin Bailey (Bayleaf) (1484)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2003-08-05
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 10D, 28-135 f/3.5-5.6 Ø72, JPEG ISO 100, Cokin P121 - Grad Grey G2
- Exposure: f/14.0, 1/100 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Hokkaido - August '03
- Date Submitted: 2003-08-16 8:47