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Playing Around

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 10 November 2009 in Art & Design and Portfolio.

For Silly Tuesday, I decided to have some fun playing around with today's photograph. It is a solarization effect created in Nik's Color Efex Pro. For the next few photographs, we will be in the foothills of the mountains of Eastern Oregon.

YESTERDAY'S SHOT - the morning light for yesterday's shot was absolutely incredible. But it was terribly brief. I was shooting very fast, and the shots before and after the one I posted didn't come close in quality. Much in photography comes from being prepared, but much is sheer gift. We have had a lot of dark, cloudy skies lately. From time to time, there is a small break and the sun like a spotlight lights up something just perfectly; often it lasts less than a minute. I can't tell you how many fabulous shots I have missed in the past week because I simply couldn't get out of the car in time. Having the camera out and in hand helps greatly. And there is no substitute for having our eyes open.

NIKON D700 1/320 second F/8.0 ISO 200 60 mm (35mm equiv.)

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Nice post processing

10 Nov 2009 5:38am

@Didier DE ZAN: Merci.

Linerberry from Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand

Ooo Jack i love this processing!!! Great work!!!

10 Nov 2009 6:35am

@Linerberry: Thanks, Caroline. It's a Silly Tuesday shot.

Lyl and Roll from Besançon, France

WOW - Fantastic Jack ! 5 * for me.

10 Nov 2009 6:36am

@Lyl and Roll: Thank you.

PATRICK from miramas, France

just 5 stars!!!

10 Nov 2009 7:28am

@PATRICK: Merci.

Anina from Auckland, New Zealand

WOW!!! I love the processing! Great colours.
Happy ST!

10 Nov 2009 7:43am

@Anina: Thanks.

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

Great shot and good for ST!

10 Nov 2009 7:46am

@MrsAmber: Thanks.

Nicholas from Shah Alam, Malaysia

Interesting :) Keep hearing about this Nik software. Must try it out one day.

10 Nov 2009 8:46am

@Nicholas: I think that they have 15 day trials for all of their plug-ins.

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Nicely processed.. well done.

10 Nov 2009 8:46am

@Sarito: Thank you.

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Nice processing.

10 Nov 2009 8:47am

@Ana Lúcia: Thank you.

Craig from Vacaville, California, United States

It is fun to fool around now and then! Well done Jack!

10 Nov 2009 9:00am

@Craig: Thanks, Craig. Yep, it is.

missparis from PARIS, France

magnificent colors

10 Nov 2009 9:30am

@missparis: Merci.

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Curious processing, I like very much these colors :)

10 Nov 2009 9:44am

@Paco Díaz: Gracias. It was an experiment. Also, thanks for adding me to your Blogwatch.

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

I like the effect! It makes the colours jump off the shot!!!

10 Nov 2009 10:03am

@Japanalia: Thank you.

Ian Bramham from Manchester, United Kingdom

that's a very interesting effect Jack. Although I find the black sky a bit 'sudden' the rest of it is very arresting and graphic.

10 Nov 2009 10:19am

@Ian Bramham: Thanks, Ian. The black sky came with clicking on the preset.

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Très réussi cette solarisation

10 Nov 2009 11:58am

@Sof: Merci.

zOOm from Paris, France

Nice effect !

10 Nov 2009 12:04pm

@zOOm: Merci.

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Great colors!

10 Nov 2009 12:05pm

Vachel from Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

nice processing....

10 Nov 2009 12:10pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Interest processing. I want to see more.

10 Nov 2009 12:27pm

Bernardo from Spain

Una tratamiento con unos colores muy buenos.

10 Nov 2009 1:44pm

@Bernardo: Gracias. I wish that you were on Am3.

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

well done :)

10 Nov 2009 2:18pm

@Shahryar: Thank you.

bekkah from Pennsylvania, United States

a very cool effect, looks almost like a painting :)

very true about keeping your eyes open and always being at the ready...I took a picture of trees and their gorgeous leaves recently, the very next day ALL of the leaves were gone. sometimes timing really is everything!

10 Nov 2009 2:18pm

@bekkah: Thanks. Right up there with being ready is taking shots while you are waiting for the light to improve, or the scene to in some way get better. If, indeed, things do get better, we can later delete the earlier shot.

oncho from granada, Spain

Interesante procesado, programa?

10 Nov 2009 2:41pm

@oncho: Si.

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

wow.. what a gorgeous colors . super processing :)

10 Nov 2009 2:53pm

@MARIANA: Thanks, Mariana. I figured that this would be right up your alley.

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

what a superwarm tones, great work my friend

10 Nov 2009 3:04pm

@Luca Bobbiesi: Thank you.

don from spokane, United States

I like this stylized image with the special processing. Very attractive. I liked reading your comment about yesterday's fabulous shot.

10 Nov 2009 3:59pm

@don: Thanks, Don.

jakimages from Canada

I like the format... not to mention the colors.... époustouflantes !

10 Nov 2009 4:20pm

@jakimages: Merci. I find many of the effects of Color Efex Pro to be "amazing."

Macrobaby from Vancouver, Canada

Wow....what else can I say. The processing is quite interesting. Very well done indeed!!

10 Nov 2009 4:23pm

@Macrobaby: Thank you.

Yvonne Simons from Tilburg, Netherlands

Well painted! beautiful autumn colors!

10 Nov 2009 6:02pm

@Yvonne Simons: Merci.

Cricket-TammyWarren from United States

Bringing out the creativity on this one. :) Wonderful image.

10 Nov 2009 6:30pm

@Cricket-TammyWarren: Many thanks.

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Very cool. I used to do solarization in the old days of film.

10 Nov 2009 6:47pm

@Michael Rawluk: Thanks. It's easier now.

Bill from Pacific Northwest, United States

Wonderful result! Keep experimenting!

10 Nov 2009 7:04pm

@Bill: Thanks, Bill; and thanks for all of your kind comments on my recent posts. Experimenting generally comes when the mood strikes.

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

wonderful panorama ,and nice processing ,jack !
friendships !

10 Nov 2009 7:10pm

@marc battault: Merci.

Irene from L C, France

Very creative Jack ! Wonderful landscape !

10 Nov 2009 7:28pm

@Irene: Merci.

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Wow, very cool. Great fall colors and interesting processing.

10 Nov 2009 8:08pm

@B. Thomas: Thanks, Barb.

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

wonderful composition!

10 Nov 2009 11:04pm

@B.Held: Thanks.

LauraS from Chico, United States

Very playful and creative for ST, Jack.

10 Nov 2009 11:57pm

@LauraS: Thanks.

lydia from Paris, France

The four seasons in one view !! That's silly !!

11 Nov 2009 12:20am

@lydia: Yep!

Ajay from Pune, India

I wonder how the sky is dark and land is bright. :-)

11 Nov 2009 1:30am

@Ajay: I don't have a clue. I just clicked on the preset and that's what I got.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

That's cool!

11 Nov 2009 1:33am

@Steve Rice: And fun!

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Wonderful treatment!! gotta get me that program!!!

11 Nov 2009 3:00am

@Susan: Get the entire Nik bundle. It's way cheaper that way, and it is all outstanding.

Scott F. Schilling from San Martin, United States

Fantastic colors and I enjoy seeing a different look!

11 Nov 2009 4:46am

@Scott F. Schilling: Thanks, Scott.

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

Yeah Nik´s filter are great, good choice ;)
I love the artificial look here - heavy contrast ;)

11 Nov 2009 10:54am

@daniela scharnowski: Thank you.

Marieastro from France

Is it an apocaliptic photograph ?! Surprising !

11 Nov 2009 3:04pm

@Marieastro: Apocalyptic is a good word.

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Happy ST! Having fun with editing, eh? Great work! Looks fabulous :)

13 Nov 2009 3:52pm

@Magda: Thank you.

Marie from France

joli format, et belles couleurs.

14 Nov 2009 3:07pm

@Marie: Merci.