This is a Re-Post of one of my old photos from Chile. What I have done here was applying a grad filter in the Photoshop and adjusting the brightness afterwards. I do own a real ND grad filter but sometimes while in hurry I don’t have time to take it out and use on the lens so I like this post-processing option which you can apply at home. The only thing is that I am not very experienced with PS and it takes me always quite a while to use it and the results are not always as I would like them to be. In this case I like the effect of darkened upper part and effectively more colourful foreground.
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PaulVDV (31847) 2013-03-04 10:50
The foreground certainly is bright and very colourful taking into account the heavily overcast sky. The intended contrast is therefore definitely successful.
Beautiful reddish tones are added thanks to the many guanacos.
It's a pleasant sight to see so many animals living in the high mountains and probably on high altitude.
Best regards, Paul
fds (9569) 2013-03-04 10:55
dear friend very beautiful image from the patagonia
nice wiev with animals in the foreground and the mountain in the background
Gigidusud (21247) 2013-03-04 11:12
Splendid landscape and great nature scene with nice contrast of colors.Well done!
Thanks for sharing.
Noel_Byrne (33422) 2013-03-04 11:28
This looks fantastic, what a backdrop to the wonderful natural foreground, and what a contrast between the harsh unforgiving rocks of the mountains, and the delicate youthful life of the dear. Really great capture, thanks for sharing this.
All the best
Romano46 (18472) 2013-03-04 11:32
un ottimo scatto dalla Patagonia che conferma la tua bravura.
Una bella composizione nella quale la natura ha modo di esprimersi in tutta la sua grandiositŕ ed alla quale contribuisce anche il mondo animale.
Ciao e buona serata
Sonata11 (33971) 2013-03-04 11:41
piekny widok na gory przysypane sniegiem oraz piekne zwirzeta pasace sie na lace. Super kolorystka, wspaniale swiatlo i ostrosc. Mam wrazenie ze tam jest tak spokojnie i tak cicho ze az marzyloby sie pobyc tam chwile. Bardzo podoba mi sie to zdjecie. Super wykonanie. Moje serdeczne gratulacje.
manrezaei (1749) 2013-03-04 11:53
Very Splendid landscape and warm nature scene. Well done.
chawax (20760) 2013-03-04 12:34
It must be a great moment to see such a wildlife scene. The cloudy mountains look majestuous. It looks like it lacks a little sharpness in the FG, the guacanos probably moved too much !
Have a nice week,
siudzi (34141) 2013-03-04 12:43
Niezwykła scena! Mogę ją wręcz nazwać magiczną! Doskonale wypatrzona oraz perfekcyjnie wykadrowana. Brawo! Bardzo mi się podoba.
danos (102474) 2013-03-04 13:18
i don't remember this shot from Chile,so is so surprising to see all this beauty with the llamas on the foreground.The high mts on the backdrop with the melted snows and the fog over them make the image so beautiful and unique.Well done.
tyro (26142) 2013-03-04 15:22
A very fine photograph from a place which we don't see too often on TE.
And a great improvement on your original shot. I've studied and compared the two and while the original is probably exactly what you saw, this version, with the slightly darkened backround of mountains and sky, is much more pleasing. The mountains look huge and somewhat threatening and yet the foreground stands out brightly in fine contrast. The details and sharpness throughout are superb.
P.S. Did you darken the distant view by using layers and layer masks or by adding some graduated darkening?
Waylim (25436) 2013-03-04 18:18
Nice to see it again. While I like the stronger background here, I also like the original, the softer background allow us to focus more on the herd of guanacos. This one is perfect in both background of the moutina and the herd also stood out well.
ifege (10719) 2013-03-04 19:49
The ND filter has worked well in this photo bringing much more depth to the clouds as compared to your original photo. Great composition with the mix of wild life and wild country.
lousat (96682) 2013-03-05 1:40
Hi Mariusz,what a place and what a pic,i'm very jealous..ehehe...a spectacular view from the other part of the world,and the best quality as possible talking about the pov and the work in PP,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
timecapturer (49288) 2013-03-05 2:19
a beautiful place and this re-post works perfectly. It is an amazing scene, full of drama and stunning detail. Breathtaking imagery! Well done!
Regards - Brian.
AdrianWrobel (1676) 2013-03-05 3:10
Swietne ujecie i piękne widoki
tedesse (25135) 2013-03-05 3:15
Wspanialy krajobraz, doskonaly POV, super kolory i perfekcyjna ostrosc. Podoba sie.
abmdsudi (57176) 2013-03-05 8:04
This is better than prev post and good pp treatment with the colour saturation and slight constrast boosted to excellent effect. That's simply stunning, you captured a beautiful moment here and the background is really fabulous and those 'trained' llamas are there to pose for you - lol fiiling much of the fg superbly. There's a lot of luck in photography, this is indeed a great place to be! Nice capture, Congrats.
wolf38 (31296) 2013-03-05 8:20
Hello Mariusz. This part of the world must be wonderful. Nature is amazing and diverse. Flora and fauna are also very special. Only the weather is crazy sometimes. I really like your photo. The guanacos before the massif are truly worth seeing.
Kamilutka (8107) 2013-03-05 9:00
to naprawde niesamowita sceneria. Nie tylko jesli chodzi o zapierajacy dech w piersiach krajobraz w tle, ale takze o piekno zwierzat na pierwszym planie - i to w takiej ilosci! Swietny kadr i bardzo dobre kolory, podoba mi sie jak szarosc gor kontrastuje z cieplejszymi barwami pampy.
emka (105446) 2013-03-05 15:23
Witaj, Oryginalne zdjecie też mi się podobało. Wspaniały widok tego stadka. Zobaczyc zwierzęta z bliska na wolności to jest coś wspaniałego. Próbowałeś podejść troche bliżej? Szczyty we mgle, ale i tak fantastyczne.
siolaw (38292) 2013-03-05 21:19
The contrast is better here and colours are less pale than the older version... Nice scene anyhow with all the guanacos spread on the FG and majestic mountains as a backdrop.
Maybe a bit tight on the top, but no big deal there!
ikeharel (77153) 2013-03-06 8:29
Good evening Mariusz,
Beautiful nature's view, with the many Guanacos presented on a relatively small area. All in the majestic decor of the grand Torres-del-Paine needle cones.
Marvelous picture, and yes, not always we have time to put filters on, the original version has good quality and natural tones as well.
macjake (71721) 2013-03-06 13:27
maybe I should go back into my gallery and take a look at some possible re-posts too :)
when i look back at my earliest posts here i actually cringe and almost vomit! lol
this is a beautiful shot regardless of the use or lack of ND use.
the mountains, the open fields, the wildlife, its all so natural.
this is the type of scenery that I wish I could have experienced myself :)
only a few more days and we're off to Iceland :)
Graal (103038) 2013-03-06 23:52
piekna fotografia z prawie drugiego konca swiata. Ladny kadr z poteznymi gorami w tle. Niezwykle miejsca odwiedziles. Podoba mi sie tutaj, fota takze.
Fis2 (105074) 2013-03-07 0:19
Wspanialy widok, piekne gory a stado zwierzat nadaje tej kompozycji niepowtarzalny charakter.
Super kolorki i ostrosc.
mesutilgim (97138) 2013-03-07 13:47
Very nice and quite different landscape capture from Chile with those amasing animals !
I've compared your former entry as well, this one is for shure far better than the previos one.
TFS and best regards
jemaflor (102177) 2013-03-08 2:26
beautiful landscape with mountains and of course interesting presence of all these guanacos, good result.
josepmarin (58359) 2013-03-08 2:28
a high contrast between the grey rocks of the mountains, the snow, the clouds and the green slope in foreground, splashed by the guanacos in a life explosion.
The image is very sharp and luminous, and offers us a really beautiful wild landscape.
A great work.
adramad (48942) 2013-03-08 8:18
Sensational this stunning landscape, I love the two as distinct areas of the image, the foreground beautiful, with all these animals on a high prairie, noted for its beautiful greenish and grayish tone contrasts with the high mountains, his pride rugged beauty.
Sensational this palette.
Perfect both luminosity and good sharpness.
Enjoy the weekend.
s_lush (16600) 2013-03-08 23:12
The positive result of your post-processing of this picture is obvious. The scene itself, with beautiful creatures in the foreground and rigorous, but also very nice mountains in the background, is very well composed and captured by you. Perfectly good job!
maria-v1981 (10932) 2013-03-09 11:15
This is an incredible landscape, and your picture displays its beauty very well. the composition is very well balanced. The animals lama lead the viewer to the mountains. The colours are fantastic as always your depth of field and sharpness are perfect.
Have a nice week start,
fritzi007 (12106) 2013-03-11 14:13
wunderschöne Landschaft, deine Arbeit ist dir sehr gut gelungen! Auch ich bin oft zu schnell unterwegs bei meinen Fotoarbeiten!
Royaldevon (42459) 2013-03-12 14:06
I don't have a graduated filter but my friend does. She is an expert with it but, like you, if I find problems I have to use PS to correct them.
There are two very distinct areas to your shot. The guanacos are grazing on a grassy, green plain which seems almost luscious. Beyond, however, the mountains rise cold and formidable and the darkened sky has a threatening demeanour.
Despite the contrasts, the areas sit comfortably together, creating a natural progression from f/g to b/g.
My warm regards,
Robert1969 (7160) 2013-03-14 1:03
Excellent light management ( I like also the
effect what you wrote) and composition.
The lower clouds fits very well with the
rough mountains and that makes the picture
extra exciting. I like that.
adores (46347) 2013-03-14 18:09
I prefer this version now! I think you have improved it with your PP. The foreground is brighter and with nice colours and the photo really deserves it - the landscape is magnificent and the guanacos in foreground really add to the composition.
bartekp (4746) 2013-03-15 16:01
Udany ten retusz, ale i same zdjęcie bardzo dobre, więc jest
na czymś dobrym popracować. Osobiście nie jestem zwolennikiem
filtrów w PS ale tych "realanych" ale to jest ok.
leo61 (0) 2013-03-17 11:17
I have seen these nice animals in Atacama region/Bolivia and loved their elegant moves.
This is a great landscape shot with these guanacos in the foreground .
The rich green foreground contrast well with the grey tones of these majestic mountains.
You did a good pp here!
artesia (959) 2013-04-01 9:34
Oh my god... Llamaaaa!!! What an amazing photo!!
All the elements were framed in balance. Great foreground with all those cute llama. Love the green grass and the mountain of course.
Great capture!! The real photo of Patagonia with the weather!! :-)
Damn I miss TE :-)
delpeoples (59684) 2013-04-02 2:44
Witaj dear Mariusz
A beautiful landscape mde even more unique and beautiful by the addition of the herd of llamas(??). The addition of the ND grad in post processing has worked beautifully and the grey tones are superbly contrasted with the green tones. Excellent definition and chromatic rendering. Congratulations.
i9l2y1m8a8t3 (4814) 2013-06-11 18:47
Great shot and great note! I myself haven't tried that feature in Photoshop. Well, it looks like natural to me and worked out really well with the scene. Lovely landscape, definitely breathtaking!
- Copyright: Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) (39803)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-11-06
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS Kiss X4, Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
- Photo Version: Final Version, Original Version
- Travelogue: Patagonia 2010
- Date Submitted: 2013-03-04 10:41
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