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Jetty Surreal HDR #2

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 11 June 2010 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

This photograph really took advantage of PSCS5's new anti-ghosting feature. Without it, the two people would have been a slight blur. It works slick as a whistle. I think that what really made yesterday's photograph were the cloud formations which simply became accentuated in the processing. This photograph was taken less than 5 minutes later, but the clouds already have lost their punch.

MY PERSPECTIVE (this is my response to Curly's comment yesterday) - Before we went to kindergarten, we colored everything we could get our hands on with crayons. In kindergarten, we had access to even more colors. But when we went to school, they told us that flowers were red and leaves were green. Most of us eventually bought into that nonsense. There are many photographers today with that mentality. But some of us, thank God, know better. We choose to use all of the crayons in the box. Flowers and leaves are any color we damn well choose.

NIK'S HDR - Last evening, I attended a sneak peek webinar on Nik's new HDR plug-in that is scheduled to come out the end of the summer. It is amazing and will definitely become my HDR software of choice. Now I can save the money that I was going to put on Photomatix 4.

NIKON D700 1/13 second F/22.0 ISO 200 24 mm (35mm equiv.)

❀ Yvonne Simons ❀ from Tilburg, Netherlands

This is really a top class photography!

11 Jun 2010 6:12am

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

wow, another that took my breath away

11 Jun 2010 6:46am


Birth of Eve and Adam? ...................Superb !!

11 Jun 2010 6:52am

Peggy M. from somewhere in, France

magnifique, j'aime beaucoup ce traitement ! Bises

11 Jun 2010 8:42am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Special tones in this HDR... but I really like it :) The details are amazing ! Great work John :)

11 Jun 2010 9:07am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Stunning bit of photography and processing..great light, colors, sense of scale and framing!

11 Jun 2010 9:20am

zahra from shiraz, Iran


11 Jun 2010 10:00am

Marie from FRESNES, France

magnifique rendu.

11 Jun 2010 10:09am

Marie LC from Dauphiné, France

How in a science fiction movie !

11 Jun 2010 11:09am

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

These are really fantastic ... and this HDR gives an almost-3D feeling.

11 Jun 2010 11:46am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Simply brilliant!! Good day.

11 Jun 2010 11:52am

pixator from kerman, Iran

Beautiful shot!

11 Jun 2010 12:43pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Wonderful shot and processing, I am so tempted to get CS5 but holding off for a bit till I have the funds for both CS5 and the new camera I want, along with NAPP membership to get the discounts, but its so frustrating having to wait LOL

11 Jun 2010 12:43pm

@JJ: If it were me, I would get the NAPP membership first. The discounts are incredible. It pays for itself at least 2 or 3 times over every year.

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

amazing landscape !

11 Jun 2010 12:51pm

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

It looks out of this world. That light from the sun on the beach is amazing, and interesting to read about how the program affects those figures.

11 Jun 2010 1:29pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

beautiful in colors but the sun seems not to be at its place ?

11 Jun 2010 1:38pm

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A trip to the end of the world, a couple walks into the beyond ... A surreal dream! A picture perfect! Congratulations master Jack! Muchos besos, Adela

11 Jun 2010 2:10pm

♏arleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

Spectaculair result!

11 Jun 2010 2:35pm

Don from spokane, United States

Another strong beach image. Your point about the clouds using their punch is a good example of how quickly conditions change as we are shooting. Fine image.

11 Jun 2010 3:08pm

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

This one is also beautiful ... the sun completely in the frame and those two people are a great eye catcher!

11 Jun 2010 3:31pm

The MaJor from TM HooD, Iran


11 Jun 2010 3:32pm

Susan from Sausalito, United States

The sky is lovely and the photograph so otherworldly.

11 Jun 2010 4:13pm

Lyl and Roll from France

WOW ! What a strange effect. I can easily imagine such a view from another planet....

11 Jun 2010 4:53pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

This is cool!

11 Jun 2010 4:58pm

Amir Taheri Kondar from Bandar Abbas, Iran

fantastic !

11 Jun 2010 5:44pm

Jaap from Friesland, Netherlands

Very surrealistic effect, great shot.

11 Jun 2010 5:52pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

Beautiful, Jack. Stunning.

11 Jun 2010 6:37pm

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, United States

Just beautiful! Perfect in every way! Need I say more?! Superb!

11 Jun 2010 7:07pm

Paul from summerside, Canada

Very nice tones

11 Jun 2010 7:32pm

rem_la from France

j'en reste sans voix !

11 Jun 2010 7:37pm

Vahid from Tabriz, Iran

Nice shot!

11 Jun 2010 8:05pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

I love the accentuated colours from your own crayon box. You are so right, we need to break out of the confines of how we were taught things should appear and show how we see it;) Love the golden eye over the sun.

11 Jun 2010 8:20pm

tataray from france, France

Vraiment un excellent traitement... Super.

11 Jun 2010 8:24pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Great capture of the sun's rays and I like the shadowing. An interesting choice of coloring. This reminds me of those moments right before a big storm or tornado comes through and the air becomes unnaturally calm and peaceful and the sky begins to exhibit colors never seen before.

11 Jun 2010 8:25pm

k@ from Paris, France

Where are my sunglasses ? Powerful !

11 Jun 2010 9:06pm

Sylvie49 capture image from Vallée de la Loire, France

Very nice. I like the HDR. Et celui-ci est très bien réalisé.

11 Jun 2010 9:34pm

@Sylvie49 capture image: Merci. I learned quite a bit about HDR in this Bandon Workshop.

Becky from los angeles, United States

Like a walk on the moon...

12 Jun 2010 2:10am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

wow! amazing work

12 Jun 2010 6:48am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

Wonderful!!! I'm so glad you like using all the crayons in the box ;) You are an inspiration - thanks!

12 Jun 2010 8:24am

Manel from Girona, Spain

Awesome!! HDR. Congrat!

12 Jun 2010 2:54pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

another planet o)

13 Jun 2010 4:03pm