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« on: November 05, 2010, 06:01:56 AM »
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Well.. I have been busy printing many of my photographs from Iceland - but I felt like it was time to do a little more processing so here is a panorama from the Landmannalaugar area.

Photographed around 11pm at Sunset from one of Landmannalaugar's highest peaks my shooting companion and I were treated to some wonderful atmospheric lighting across the flood plain and lava fields. This magical light lasted for about half an hour and rates as some of the best I have ever experienced.

The shot comprises of two 1DSMKIII files merged in CS5 from Lightroom as a panorama.

Hope you enjoy.
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« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2010, 08:13:41 AM »
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Sweet!
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« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2010, 08:19:15 AM »
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Stunning image. No need to say more!
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« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2010, 10:15:10 AM »
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Stunning image. No need to say more!
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« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2010, 10:45:46 AM »
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Wow.  Cool.  The colors make it look like an alien landscape, not here on earth, however - I hope that was the effect you were looking for...

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« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2010, 11:47:15 AM »
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there's a lot to like about this image. Great color, strong composition, pano aspect ratio - what's not to like?

I particularly like the opposition of masses of the two ridgelines left and right, and the series of curves running serpentine through the image. Some might have not included the outcrop on the right, but I feel it is a satisfying balance to the rest of the image.

A question - how much editing did you do to color in post production?

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« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2010, 01:10:36 PM »
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Glorious.

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« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2010, 01:16:40 PM »
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Wow.  Cool.  The colors make it look like an alien landscape, not here on earth, however - I hope that was the effect you were looking for...

Actually that is very much how Landmannalaugar looks - particularly the greens. Super photo!
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« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2010, 02:21:49 PM »
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Wow.  Cool.  The colors make it look like an alien landscape, not here on earth, however - I hope that was the effect you were looking for...

Lisa

Lisa,

I'll have to echo Chris's comment, and add that Landmannalaugar really does look like an alien landscape. The neat thing about this photo is getting sky colors that are just as alien looking.

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« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2010, 03:44:40 PM »
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Josh, As you've probably gathered from my postings I'm not a landscape guy, but this one grabs me. Doesn't happen very often, but when it does, wow! I have to ask a question though: did you boost the color saturation or is this actually what the color was?
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« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2010, 04:26:43 PM »
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Thank you very much all for the wonderful feedback  Grin

Josh, As you've probably gathered from my postings I'm not a landscape guy, but this one grabs me. Doesn't happen very often, but when it does, wow! I have to ask a question though: did you boost the color saturation or is this actually what the color was?

Thanks Russ - greatly appreciated.

In terms of 'post production' - I have not done much to the image at all. The white balance is 'as shot' and the colour is most definitely real. The palette of colour available at Landmannalaugar is nothing short of 'alien' - there really is no other words to describe it. What is really special about this photograph for me is that Dmitry (my shooting companion) and I spent more than 3 hours shivering on the exposed summit of one of Landmannalaugar's highest peaks in cold grey light and freezing arctic winds in the hope we would get some good light. As the sun began setting around 10:30pm the wind just totally died, and the light turned magical. The prior high winds are responsible for the beautifully soft swept clouds and unusual atmospheric conditions. It was one of those incredibly rare instances when sticking it out to the bitter end was worth the discomfort.

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A question - how much editing did you do to color in post production?

In terms of colour editing - all this image has had done in post is a small saturation correction in Lightroom to restore the saturation lost in the RAW file capture.

Other than that - the only real post work was merging the shots in CS5, sharpening etc. I did not apply any lens corrections.
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« Reply #11 on: November 08, 2010, 07:07:16 AM »
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Amazing photograph; it takes a large dose of thrust to believe those colors are real, and that make it even more interesting.
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« Reply #12 on: November 08, 2010, 12:34:08 PM »
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It's a spectacular landscape and the colors really are unworldly. I never knew color like that existed in nature. I might have to go there and check it out for myself.
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« Reply #13 on: November 13, 2010, 09:26:28 AM »
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What is really special about this photograph for me is that Dmitry (my shooting companion) and I spent more than 3 hours shivering on the exposed summit of one of Landmannalaugar's highest peaks in cold grey light and freezing arctic winds in the hope we would get some good light.

Josh, It sounds uncomfortable, but, believe me, the cold and the wait were worth it. I hope you're going to make a very large print of that and hang it in a conspicuous place. I also hope I'll see it as a gold award winner in next year's Color Magazine single image contest.
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« Reply #14 on: November 13, 2010, 09:25:49 PM »
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Josh, It sounds uncomfortable, but, believe me, the cold and the wait were worth it. I hope you're going to make a very large print of that and hang it in a conspicuous place. I also hope I'll see it as a gold award winner in next year's Color Magazine single image contest.

Hi Russ,

Yes, have just made a 22" x 75" on 24" x 77" Moab Somerset Museum Rag and am going to frame it and hang it in my dining room.  Grin It will also be part of my Iceland Exhibition which goes on show in Brighton in Melbourne in March next year. It will then tour the country with my agent. Prints are for sale *shameless self plug*. Roll Eyes

Thanks again Russ for the support - greatly appreciated.

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« Reply #15 on: August 01, 2011, 09:04:52 PM »
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I also hope I'll see it as a gold award winner in next year's Color Magazine single image contest.

Russ, I am pleased to report that you will see this (and quite a bit more) of my photography in an upcoming edition of Color magazine. I can't yet give out the details as the issue has not gone to print, but will post details as soon as possible.

Cheers,
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« Reply #16 on: August 02, 2011, 01:47:53 AM »
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A superb landscape. Photoshopping-out the orcs & dragons hasn't detracted from the image at all.
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« Reply #17 on: August 04, 2011, 03:50:21 PM »
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Absolute cracker! Wow.
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