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Great jmcl 2011-03-10 18:23

HI Frans,

This I really like .. The near to far dimension created by the gate and the layers of trees is great .. I bet this was a pain to sharpen for this size and it looks great .. thoughtful and evocative image. ..

very nice.

take care,


Old 03-11-2011, 05:43 AM
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Hi Way,
Thanks for your comment.
As your are the second more than surprised by the purple tone, I feel obliged to explain a bit more about the roots of this "purple" color.

First, it can not be like a foggy morning because I took the picture at 6pm (very closed to the night indeed). It was already quite dark and the sun had already disappeared below the horizon (and further more the sky was plenty of clouds). Which means losing a lot of frequency in the spectrum of visible light. I could have adjust the white balance to 7500K (Shadows) or 6500K ( Cloudy) but I kept 5500K (natural light). Our human eye automatically adjust the temperature but like for sunset photos, I find them more beautiful when we keep a natural light temperature.

So not really more to say about the processing when I developped this RAW file.
Be sure that I also prepared a Black & White version. But I was in a good mood and I decided to post on TE the natural and colored one.

Maybe, by really processing the picture I could have get something like you said: "a grayish blue may make it a little bit moody, like a raining or foggy morning".
This was simply not my artistic choice at this time.

Maybe it is why Prince called his song "purple rain", he noticed that the combination of rain and clouds pushes the light color to purple...
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