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Tuesday, December 12, 2006

The Colorado River from Navajo Point 24992

The Sun is a little lower and the shadows are starting to become more defined. Tis view is downstream.

Canon 20D - 1/4th, 70mm @ f/ 22, ISO 100

2 Comments:

Blogger Jim said...

How much processing have you done on these? I found that doing some stretching has really brought the bang out of some of the otherwise low contrast and slightly underexposed images. It looks like you've perhaps done a bit of stretching as well.

4:09 PM  
Blogger Richard said...

Processing? None! This is how they shots came out of the camera!!

:)

Seriously, I am doing the same digital darkroom processing I do on almost all of my images.

First, I set my white and black points to do the color correction and to maximize the dynamic range.

Second, I set the color saturation. This one image had good color, so I set this so it is a bit more saturated than usual.

Third, I remove any dust spots.

Fourth, some dodging and burning where appropriate.

Last comes resizing, sharpening, lowering the bit depth to 8 bits from the RAW 12 bits and then compressing to the resulting jpegs that get posted.

Pretty much what I did in the darkroom when I shot film and nothing extreme. Digital sure does make it go much quicker though, and undoing incorrect adjustments are a breeze.

It takes about 10 minutes per image.

7:34 PM  

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