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Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 16 January 2012 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

This one began and ended in LR4 Beta (see yesterday's). The LR4 Beta Develop module is amazing!!

NIKON D700 1/125 second F/7.1 ISO 400 70 mm (35mm equiv.)

Hilde Morin from Portland, Oregon, United States

So far this is my favorite. I love the texture in the sky.

16 Jan 2012 5:06am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

A truly impressive transformation - it has me wondering what an 18th century artist would think of what came out of your D700 as raw . .

16 Jan 2012 5:51am

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent work 5***

16 Jan 2012 5:55am

Phil David Morris 2011 from Saskatoon, New York, Canada

Brilliant work, Jack, I could see people really wanting to buy superb photographs
like this, there is so much atmosphere and mood, so thick, like the fog in the
distance. 5*****'s !~

16 Jan 2012 6:01am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Beautiful processing of texture

16 Jan 2012 6:02am

Photographs by M.E. from San Francisco, United States

brilliant is the word!!! and this one is a picture of brilliance!

16 Jan 2012 6:08am

omid from mashhad, Iran

So beautiful!!!!

16 Jan 2012 7:47am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Looks like painted on a wall !

16 Jan 2012 7:50am

Jean-Luc T. from Juignac (Charente), France

Excellent. I give 5 stars. Have a nice day Jack

16 Jan 2012 8:46am

Bonvilston from Cardiff, United Kingdom

Nice tetured shot. Classic example of the rule of thirds !!!

16 Jan 2012 10:12am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Love the treatment here.

16 Jan 2012 11:03am

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Hervorragende Arbeit.

16 Jan 2012 11:05am

P Hansson from Stockholm, Sweden

Excellent work! I'm also a big fan of the LR4 beta. Could be a really good version. Would love to hear more about your workflow in developing this! Great photo!

16 Jan 2012 11:22am

@P Hansson: Workflow - right now, I bring it into LR4 as a dng. Then I make some changes using the Basic panel. Next it goes to PSCS5.1 and I do any Spot Healing and Content Aware Fill that is necessary. I have a few Nik filters in ColorEfex4 that I use. I also sometimes use Nik's Dfine and Viveza2. Then it goes back to LR4 as a tiff. On occasion, I do some final touches with the Adjustment Brush.

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Strong composition but it's your processing that makes the stunning image. LR4 looks truly impressive.

16 Jan 2012 12:03pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Fantastique lumière et ocmpo quelle douceur quelc aptage, grandisoe compo
Bravo et amitié

16 Jan 2012 12:33pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Great image! I love this treatment! Very beautiful composition!

16 Jan 2012 12:59pm

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

oh, this is a wonderful pastoral scene .. with little sheeps scattered all around it has such a warm and lovely feel . Love this image .

16 Jan 2012 1:16pm

Jim from Fort Worth, United States

Another wonderful pastoral scene and the texture adds so much to the feel of the scene. 5*'s for me.

16 Jan 2012 2:41pm

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

Perfectly executed image, Jack. The detail and texture are a perfect compliment.

16 Jan 2012 3:06pm

Harry from Apex, United States

The processing is amazing, but the stong composition underlying it is what really makes this shot.

16 Jan 2012 3:40pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

It reminds me of Dutch paintings. Wonderful texture like linen! Best regards, y muchos besos amigo Jack! Una obra de arte! Adela

16 Jan 2012 4:05pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

Splendid ! Like an old painting !

16 Jan 2012 4:16pm

klausz from kufstein, Austria

like a painting! wow, really fantastic treatment!

16 Jan 2012 4:34pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Like a fine painting! Great work here Jack! ;-)

16 Jan 2012 4:36pm

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Lovely feel!

16 Jan 2012 5:07pm

Manola from Bassens, France

It's really nice to see .. a marvel !!;-)

16 Jan 2012 6:14pm

Antoine from France

Fantastique lumière and excellent work. Good day Jack.

16 Jan 2012 6:22pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Great depth in the scenery that is enhanced by your treatment. Another winning shot.

16 Jan 2012 6:25pm

Slackwater Don from Spokane, United States

This has a wonderful "old world" look that is most appealing.

16 Jan 2012 7:38pm

franz from Baden, Austria

like one of the flemish masters ...

16 Jan 2012 7:43pm

Victoria from Sweden

WOW, beautiful picture!

16 Jan 2012 7:53pm

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Just excellent work. Absolutely 5*.

16 Jan 2012 7:58pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

This is fantastic Jack. I am glad you are out there on the trail for always trying new stuff- awesome!!

16 Jan 2012 8:14pm

Enzo from Lausanne, Switzerland

J'aime beaucoup ! 5*

16 Jan 2012 8:28pm

STEED from D, France

Lightroom is perfect !!!!!! And so your pictures......

16 Jan 2012 8:38pm

Bertrand Duhamel from Roxton Pond, Quebec, Canada

Excellent work Jack ! An impressive transformation...

16 Jan 2012 8:42pm

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

I love this shot. This is gorgeous. The processing is fantastic.

16 Jan 2012 8:57pm

Arnd from Basel, Switzerland

Truly remarkable post-processing, Jack!

16 Jan 2012 9:05pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A gorgeous image.

16 Jan 2012 9:50pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautifully composed with an incredible DoF! I love the post-processing.

16 Jan 2012 11:34pm

Farnaaz from Iran, Iran

Texture ?
- Excellent .
Color ?
- Excellent .
Composition ?
- Excellent .

I love it sooooooooooooooooooo much !

16 Jan 2012 11:51pm

Nitin from Shanghai, China

A tremendous tremendous photograph John. One of my recent favorites! Just fantastic tones, composition and mood. Exquisite stuff. Cheers!

17 Jan 2012 2:17am

P Hansson from Stockholm, Sweden

Thanks for your interesting and detailed answer. I haven't used Color Efex Pro due to a "personal constraint" that I won't use tools like that, but your pictures certainly makes me rethink that decision. You really have a personal style and even though you're using quite a lot of effects I think your images are truly great! Looking forward to follow this blog! Keep up the great work!

17 Jan 2012 7:39am

Trina from Pennsylvania, United States

Such a lovely scene! And the processing is fantastic!

17 Jan 2012 1:36pm

Goddess ☼ Ƹl¡ from Tehran تهران, Iran

what a lovely capture !! I love it :)
I wish I could know how you edited this image ....

17 Jan 2012 5:27pm

@Goddess ☼ Ƹl¡: I made some minor adjustments in LR4. Then I sent it to PS where I applied some Nik filters from Color Efex4. Then I blended it with a Flypaper Texture (I have a sophisticated Script for this blending).

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Another stunner! Excellent choice of post processing

17 Jan 2012 7:24pm

Nina from Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States

Beautiful and creative - Congrats on the spotlight! I just downloaded the beta but haven't had time to get in to it yet - can't wait!

17 Jan 2012 11:04pm

@Nina: Thank you. There are tons of free tutorials on the LR4 Beta.

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

Congratulation on Spotlight page, Jack . That is truly amazing image and work on it .

17 Jan 2012 11:04pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

superbe post traitement, pour cette très belle photo.

17 Jan 2012 11:15pm

Sien from Valkenswaard, Netherlands

Excellent landscape shot, well done!
Congratulation on Spotlight page

17 Jan 2012 11:18pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom


17 Jan 2012 11:22pm

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Congrats on the Spotlight!!

17 Jan 2012 11:59pm

Through the Lens from United States

Great photo! You deserve the spotlight! Congrats!

18 Jan 2012 12:03am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Congrats, you are on the spotlight page.

18 Jan 2012 12:03am

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Congratulation on the spotlight! An exclusive treatment, almost like a painting!

18 Jan 2012 12:44am

GJC from Kyoto, Japan

Marvelous work. Like a nineteenth-century landscape painting.

18 Jan 2012 1:41am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Congrats on your Spotlight, Jack!

18 Jan 2012 1:52am

Phil David Morris, 2012 from Saskatoon, New York, Canada

Congratulations on this beautiful spotlight award, your work with these screens
have produced magic these last several days. Many congrats, Jack !~

18 Jan 2012 2:27am

Ani from Bordeaux, France

Bravo pour le Spotlight Jack !!!

18 Jan 2012 2:52am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Congratulations on the Spotlight! Well deserved!

18 Jan 2012 3:14am

Jim from Fort Worth, United States

Spotlight !! The whole series deserved a spotlight. Bravo!!

18 Jan 2012 3:36am

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

well done..awesome work!

18 Jan 2012 3:38am

sunstonemaria from California, United States

idyllic scenery .. beautiful and peaceful!

18 Jan 2012 4:20am

MissT from Chicagoland, United States

Brilliantly composed - congrats!

18 Jan 2012 5:11am

Rick from Toronto, Canada

A richly deserved Spotlight! Congratulations.

18 Jan 2012 5:11am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Amazing....great treatment...congratulations on spotlight.

18 Jan 2012 6:17am

rupesh from kudal, India

‘’ Nice shot…….’’

18 Jan 2012 7:31am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Congratulations for the Spotlight, fantastic image. Good day.

18 Jan 2012 7:32am

oncho from granada, Spain

Excellent and congratulatiions

18 Jan 2012 8:13am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Bravo for the spotlight... it's really good work !

18 Jan 2012 8:44am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

. . ah, yes, and the Spotlight rightfully shines upon you here - well-deserved, Jack !

18 Jan 2012 8:47am

gootchai from bousval, Belgium

wouhaaaaaaaaaaa!! trop blle ta photo!! c'est tout simplement superbe!!!Bravo pour ton spotlight!

18 Jan 2012 9:05am

Florence from Paris, France

Great work. Congrats.

18 Jan 2012 9:51am

marie-france from Mesves sur Loire, France

très bien fait et très beau, une scène rurale à la Millet ! superbe travail !

18 Jan 2012 10:47am

Skyriani from Nelson, New Zealand

I guess I'm not alone in preferring this as the favourite of this series. Bravo!

18 Jan 2012 10:59am

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

enhorabuena john es fantastica *****

18 Jan 2012 11:16am

Laurette from Johannesburg - Fourways, South Africa

Congratulations on this beautiful Spotlight !

18 Jan 2012 12:15pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

This is Marvelous, Jack - I loved it the other day and I love it even more this morning :-)
A brilliant piece and a most greatky-deserved Spotlight award...congrats sir ;-)

18 Jan 2012 12:33pm

Andrea from Regina, Canada

It looks like it should be hung in an old farmhouse. And texturing/processing aside, it's also a lovely photo.

18 Jan 2012 2:24pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

and congratulations on the spotlight !!

18 Jan 2012 2:32pm

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Congratulations on the spotlight.:-)

18 Jan 2012 2:38pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Congratulations on the Spotlight, Jack ... a masterful work!

18 Jan 2012 2:40pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Congratulations for the color spotlight

18 Jan 2012 5:09pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Congratulations on your spotlight selection Jack! ;-)

18 Jan 2012 7:34pm

rem_la from France

c'est magique !

18 Jan 2012 8:11pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Congratulations on Spotlight:)

19 Jan 2012 12:31am

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Beautifully seen and composed...great country scene...great tones

19 Jan 2012 12:43pm


really nice

19 Jan 2012 1:18pm

Jaytee from Fresno, California, United States

Very lovely.

19 Jan 2012 4:20pm

Goddess ☼ Ƹl¡ from Tehran تهران, Iran

many thanks for your help :)

19 Jan 2012 7:10pm

sawsengee from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

a splendid bucolic scene.....beautiful editing, picture tone & that element of timelessness.....Congratz. on the Spotlight.

20 Jan 2012 5:41pm

Rafael from North Miami, United States

Sure is amazing creation, gorgeous.

21 Jan 2012 1:17am

Anita from West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States

This is a lovely scene!

22 Jan 2012 12:02pm

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

It's like an English painting. Congratulations on the Spotlight!

23 Jan 2012 5:07am

Anita from West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States

Congratulations on Spotlight!!

25 Jan 2012 10:22am

Becky from los angeles, United States

I am completely in love with this shot! Congrats to you - you SO deserve it - gorgeous!!

25 Jan 2012 6:50pm

Véro from Savoie, France

great work ! just love those misty moods! congrats .

26 Jan 2012 5:03am

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

what a piece of art! congrats jack!

26 Jan 2012 12:27pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Congratulations on the Spotlight!

27 Jan 2012 12:45am

Susan from Sausalito, United States lightroom 4 responsible for this poetic image?

27 Jan 2012 5:08am

@Susan: Thank you. It certainly helped. With LR3, I used it primarily for organizing and printing. With LR4, it has done much of my processing. Of course, it did not blend in the texture.

anjana from mumbai, India

well deserved looks like a the processing.

14 Feb 2012 8:58am

ghazal from shahsavar, Iran

Photos and nice dream

8 Jan 2013 10:25am

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