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Oct 15, 2011 21:44:16   #
tjl Loc: Colorado
 
Just joined the group and thought I'd see if I could upload a photo.
Wouldn't mind feedback and/or suggestions.
Thanks - tjl

Clear Creek
Clear Creek...

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Oct 15, 2011 21:48:14   #
photophly Loc: Old Bridge NJ
 
Hi and welcome to the site.A lighter foreground would help with some detail....especially on the left side.Love the colors that u captured here

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Oct 15, 2011 21:48:43   #
ckcougar Loc: NATIVE FLORIDIAN
 
welcome to the site. I too am new (as of 2 weeks ago) and learning a lot! Like your pic.... very nice job!

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Oct 15, 2011 22:19:54   #
tjl Loc: Colorado
 
Thanks for the suggestion. Lightening the foreground my indeed add some detail. Will give it a try.
I'm actually using this as Wallpaper right now, and notice that there is much more detail in the larger size. Not sure why it didn't reproduce here?

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Oct 15, 2011 23:17:53   #
rocco_7155 Loc: Connecticut/Louisiana
 
Welcome to the site

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Oct 16, 2011 00:58:18   #
SQUIRL033 Loc: Chehalis, WA
 
smaller images always look a bit darker than the full-size version. it's the same optical illusion that makes a paint chip look darker in the store than the same color applied to your entire wall.

this image would benefit from a bit of selective brightening, or perhaps some shadows/highlights adjustment to brighten up the left side... there are some beautiful blues and golds reflected in the stream...

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Oct 16, 2011 01:10:29   #
tjl Loc: Colorado
 
SQUIRL033 wrote:
smaller images always look a bit darker than the full-size version. it's the same optical illusion that makes a paint chip look darker in the store than the same color applied to your entire wall.

this image would benefit from a bit of selective brightening, or perhaps some shadows/highlights adjustment to brighten up the left side... there are some beautiful blues and golds reflected in the stream...


I appreciate the feedback. Not sure which program(s) I would use for "selective" brightening. Most of the software I'm familiar with do those things on a global scale. What program(s) would you suggest. I'm not a pro, so cheap or free is a good thing.

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Oct 16, 2011 02:24:25   #
SQUIRL033 Loc: Chehalis, WA
 
tjl wrote:
I appreciate the feedback. Not sure which program(s) I would use for "selective" brightening. Most of the software I'm familiar with do those things on a global scale. What program(s) would you suggest. I'm not a pro, so cheap or free is a good thing.


i'm not a pro either - far from it! - but i use photoshop, which, alas, is not free, nor even cheap... but if you want the best results, sometimes you have to spend a little cash. i took the liberty of tweaking this shot in photoshop, using the shadows/highlight adjust feature to bring out some of the details in the shadows...



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Oct 16, 2011 18:13:13   #
nikondaddy Loc: Mayfield,Kentucky
 
Two thumbs way up.

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Oct 16, 2011 18:20:09   #
Ageless Loc: Tucson, AZ
 
Try using a neutral density filter and your shadow areas wil be clear and the light areas won't be washed out. They will turn out as you see them.

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Oct 16, 2011 19:15:38   #
tlhowes Loc: Sweet Home, OR
 
Here's one I took a couple of years ago in the Central Oregon Cascades..........I don't understand why my JPG images will not upload to this site

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Oct 16, 2011 19:47:12   #
gessman Loc: Colorado
 
tlhowes wrote:
Here's one I took a couple of years ago in the Central Oregon Cascades..........I don't understand why my JPG images will not upload to this site


Welcome.

Okay. First, you must resize the images to no wider than 600 pixels.

Then, you must know where in your computer the images are so you can navigate to that folder to attach the images to your entry or post, as it's called.

Up at the top of any page in the forum there is, on the bottom left in the heading, "Create New Topic." Click on that a white drop down box will open in which it says "Main Photography Discussion."

Click on the down arrow on the right and the selections will expand downward. Select "Pictures" and you'll be taken to another page where you will need to give a title and description of what your pictures are about.

After you've done that, below those boxes you will see "Choose File" with blank spaces out to the left. Click on the first "Choose File" button and navigate to the folder where you have your pics stored. When you select the first one to open, the name of it will appear where it now says "No file chosen." Repeat for the next two and then click on "Send." If you decide to "Preview" and click on that, it will detach your pics and you will have to repeat the process of choosing all of them. I don't use "Preview" because it only causes more work.

Another thing is that some users using various versions of Internet Explorer and Firefox for their browsers are having trouble with their posts making the trip. They've found that downloading Google Chrome and using it as their browser has fixed the problem. You can try it with what you're using but if it doesn't work, Chrome may be in your future. If that's the case, you just get Google up and on the menu bar up near the top, you want to select "more" and then "even more" and there you'll find Google Chrome. Clicking on it will install it on your computer and you should be on your way. If you get stuck, let you can send me a Private Message (PM) and I'll try to walk you through it. Good luck.

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Oct 16, 2011 22:11:19   #
tlhowes Loc: Sweet Home, OR
 
I know how to upload photos, I just don't know how to resize my photos. All my photos are 1600 x 1200

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Oct 16, 2011 22:11:47   #
tjl Loc: Colorado
 
SQUIRL033 wrote:
tjl wrote:
I appreciate the feedback. Not sure which program(s) I would use for "selective" brightening. Most of the software I'm familiar with do those things on a global scale. What program(s) would you suggest. I'm not a pro, so cheap or free is a good thing.


i'm not a pro either - far from it! - but i use photoshop, which, alas, is not free, nor even cheap... but if you want the best results, sometimes you have to spend a little cash. i took the liberty of tweaking this shot in photoshop, using the shadows/highlight adjust feature to bring out some of the details in the shadows...
quote=tjl I appreciate the feedback. Not sure whi... (show quote)


I like the photo shop touch up. I was afraid that it might lose the deep blue near that lower left edge, but apparently not. I know professional graphics artists that use Photoshop, but it's out of my price range. I enjoy photography immensely, but it's still in the hobby phase.
Thanks Rocky.

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Oct 16, 2011 22:13:45   #
tjl Loc: Colorado
 
ckcougar wrote:
welcome to the site. I too am new (as of 2 weeks ago) and learning a lot! Like your pic.... very nice job!



Thank you. There's lots to learn and appreciate isn't there.

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