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Help Needed

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 13 October 2009 in People & Portrait.

Beau was still recovering from his knee surgery. So Ellie hauled him over the rocks. Happy Silly Tuesday.
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KOOSAH FALLS - because of limited time, and the huge dynamic range of light, yesterday's photograph involved a 5 shot bracket. They were combined in Photomatix. But all of the color work was done in Lightroom. I did my best to minimize the HDR look. PLEASE NOTE: whenever you finish shooting bracketed shots, always, always, "before" you turn off your camera, zero out the bracketing function. I forgot to do that last Thursday at the end of the day. Today, four days later, I was out shooting and what I saw on the LCD was all over the place in terms of exposure. I was convinced that I had a broken light meter. As I began checking out all of my settings, it hit me like a ton of bricks that I hadn't followed my own ground rule.

NIKON D300 1/250 second F/9.0 ISO 200 450 mm (35mm equiv.)

Lyl & Roll from BESANCON, France

Very nice place under a so nice light

13 Oct 2009 5:45am

@Lyl & Roll: Merci; it is a wonderful place.

Nicholas from Shah Alam, Malaysia

I forget to turn off bracketing all the time! Sigh.

13 Oct 2009 5:48am

masoud from tehran, Iran

Hi jack , this is cool shot , good luck

13 Oct 2009 5:50am

@masoud: Thanks.

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

Charming shot, beautiful setting....glad you figured out your problem.
Haven't bracketed like that, yet, so haven't made that boo-boo. I'll try to remember.

13 Oct 2009 5:53am

@Dulcie: Thanks.

djedfre from schaumburg, United States

great light!
(he doesn't seem to mind the extra attention!)

13 Oct 2009 6:29am

@djedfre: He expects attention as his royal due.

Mhélène from Paris, France

A very beautiful photo and ..great for the dog !

13 Oct 2009 8:51am

@Mhélène: Beau does not believe in suffering!

Marie LC from Voiron, France

très jolie lumière

13 Oct 2009 8:56am

@Marie LC: Merci.

Marie LC from Voiron, France

très jolie lumière

13 Oct 2009 8:57am

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(an old West Wales boy), Germany

big smile shot :-)

13 Oct 2009 9:03am

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

very nice shot, love the colors.

13 Oct 2009 9:08am

Craig from Vacaville, California, United States

Too funny! What we won't do for our animals!

13 Oct 2009 9:30am

@Craig: Absolutely.

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

Little Beau's got it all sorted all right! Hope he is soon fully recovered!

13 Oct 2009 9:34am

@MrsAmber: Thanks; Beau is doing very well.

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

Oh perilous crossing! I acknowledge Mrs. and Beau! I hope he is fully recovered from his operation!

13 Oct 2009 9:37am

@Mathilde Collot: Merci. The biggest problem with Beau is keeping him from overdoing it.

Mohsen from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

very quiet and peaceful capture with warm colors... nice shot...

13 Oct 2009 9:48am

@Mohsen: Thank you.

zOOm from Paris, France

Lights anc colors are beautifully enhanced by your HDR PP. Well done Jack. Very good job.

13 Oct 2009 10:17am

@zOOm: Merci.

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

Could be an image an description fr a silly birthday card

13 Oct 2009 11:03am

@P J W Miller: Indeed. Happy ST.

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Lovely golden light. It's a happy dog to be helped by his mistress !!!

13 Oct 2009 12:31pm

@Evelyne Dubos: Merci. A happy dog indeed.

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

We all need a helping hand from time to time - even a dog.

13 Oct 2009 1:07pm

@B. Thomas: Yep!

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

Cute moment.

13 Oct 2009 2:02pm

@Luca Bobbiesi: Thanks.

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Excellent shot and capture . Brilliant light and colors !

13 Oct 2009 2:31pm

@MARIANA: Thank you.

Sarah from Suisse, Switzerland

Fantastic capture! :-) Made me smile!

13 Oct 2009 2:32pm

@Sarah: Merci; I'm glad.

Sriram from Chennai, India

Nice shot!

13 Oct 2009 2:39pm

don from United States

I'm glad Beau was spared trying to maneuver over those rocks. A fine viewpoint to get the people and the beautiful water below.

13 Oct 2009 3:31pm

susan from United States

Cute catch!! Happy ST to you !!

13 Oct 2009 4:23pm

@susan: Thanks.

Barbara from Florida, United States

Sometimes we all need a little help. How nice of Ellie to help Beau to not miss out.
I have had a similar setting issue when I was shooting some images. Just the thought of it is good for ST.

13 Oct 2009 4:43pm

@Barbara: She did quite a bit of hauling that morning. (For me, the bracketing memory lapse is more incompetence than silly!!)

LauraS from Chico, United States

Great shot. Lighting is superb.

13 Oct 2009 5:09pm

@LauraS: Thanks.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Poor boy, at least he got to go. Excellent golden light.

13 Oct 2009 5:11pm

@Steve Rice: He almost always gets to go.

Veronelle from Lens, France

nice colours and reflections

13 Oct 2009 5:47pm

@Veronelle: Merci.

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Interesting textures and formations that you have captured here. Thank you for yesterday's and today's advice here on your site.

One of these days I'll remember to post something for ST. Although I could say those people I captured were silly. ;-)

13 Oct 2009 6:03pm

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

composición y luz muy buenas!!

13 Oct 2009 6:08pm

@Isidro: Gracias.

kerfendal from France

Wonderful light, I would not like to be the dog there:))

13 Oct 2009 8:15pm

@kerfendal: Actually he had a great time!

PATRICK from miramas, France

very good instant of life

13 Oct 2009 8:31pm

@PATRICK: Merci.

LCImagery from Oregon, United States

Excellent capture.

13 Oct 2009 10:43pm

@LCImagery: Thanks.

Mirza Ahmad from Thames Ditton, United Kingdom

Nice, warm light on the rocks.

13 Oct 2009 11:01pm

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

I hope that Beau will be able to do it alone next time when his knee will be OK.
I am very please to know that you used photomatix for the waterfall. I have made a try but I was not very satisfied, may be 5 shots should be the minimum and I have taken only 3.

14 Oct 2009 1:23am

@akarui: I've even thought of using a 7 shot bracket. I use Photomatix only to deal with the wide range of light; I run it to have a minimal "HDR" effect. All of the rest of my processing, I do in Lightroom and Photoshop. Beau is doing fine. We just have to make certain that he doesn't put risky stress on the knee. I'm not certain that we will ever be able to just cut him loose on the rocks.

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

lol -- good thing he is so light! :)

14 Oct 2009 8:15pm

@dj.tigersprout: Yep

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Too cute! And not at all spoiled! ;) I hope his knee heals quickly! Poor little guy...

16 Oct 2009 7:06pm