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As you can probably tell, the sky was largely processed separately from the land, in an attempt to bring out the colours and contrasts that had came out a bit grey in the photo. Not sure if it's too obvious to have become distracting? Either way, it never did quite create the sky that I saw. I'm also always very paranoid that to non-colour blind viewers I might be unwittingly creating something absurdly improbable...

I'm using gIMP and ufraw on the netbook, and while they're great, it's a lot easier to get things right with photoshop on a powerful desktop...

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Taken by Joe D on 2010-12-03 15:05:54 with: NIKON D90 at 21.8 mm f/9.0 0.005 sec (1/200) ISO 400

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wilkie,j ( says NO to badger cull :(

2010-12-03 23:23:29

I think it looks lovely Joe the colour of the sky enhances the snowy landscape jackie

Jim Caryl

2010-12-05 21:09:20

I think it's a lovely shot and there is great depth to the land, but I think the sky might have worked better with a gradient mask to help balance the depth from the land. My worry with a uniform colour of sky is that it forces the eye to flatten an image that would otherwise have good depth. On an aside, when out cycling with mates we frequently find ourselves looking at unbelievable colourscape sunsets, and when my mates ask why I'm not taking pictures I invariably point out that if I posted such pictures people would just say I photoshopped the colour ;-)


2010-12-08 12:33:48

Great image and view.

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