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Textures Of The River by kkart Textures Of The River by kkart
Photo thoughts---Guanella Pass, Colorado. I simply love this place, each and every single time I am here it yields me a very high ratio of "keeper" photographs. I really wanted a shot that was different, something which stood out from my other shots of this location.

How I took it--- On my Sony a550 I used stacked Fotodiox ND8 filters and a Fotodiox circular polarizer on a Minolta 18-200mm lens. I used live view to zoom in to study the composition. I wanted something which had a great sense of leading lines yet not so much that the elements of the trees would be cropped out on the sides. Hitting the remote shutter after deciding on the composition, the exposure is about 6 seconds. In post work I decided use a split tone Lightroom preset which I made to give the image a specific look and feel, then I went ahead and dodged in burned certainly areas to bring out the highlights and shadows more. Upon export to Photoshop, I then used luminosity masks and finally went ahead and did some selective HDR in areas with using adjustment masks to bring out the texture more & highlights, specifically in the water.

I hope you all like it
---John

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3dueces Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Professional Photographer
Awesome! I just started practicing with long exposure photography... finally coming back to post on here!
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Fair-Uh-Grrr Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Student Photographer
Just..amazing. It almost doesn't look real. Awesome job :)
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halfpastoctober Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Fantastic shot! And I always enjoy hearing other photographers' thought processes and techniques, so thanks for including that!
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FaerieBert Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Student General Artist
This is very pretty :)
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aTigersChild Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
less texture on the river and more color
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Nat-ty Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
B/w perfect
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pirateladyinmaine Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
nice!~
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sed Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
Wonderful :icontxrabbit:
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AntonioGouveia Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Good shot!
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DorianECGordon Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It's actually a very nice title, and quite fitting. The water creates marvellous patterns, and the b&w help to focus just on them instead than on its colours.
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