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On the Way to Silver Falls SP

Posted by john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 22 May 2012 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Our first afternoon and evening at SFSP, it rained off and on. I am finding that the key to landscape clouds is not over sharpening.

Nikon D700 1/800 second F/9.0 ISO 400 58 mm (35mm equiv.)

Goddess ☼ Ƹl¡ from Tehran, Iran

wonderful capture !
I love this peaceful place ...

22 May 2012 5:10am

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Les couleurs, ici, par temps couvert sont vraiment très belles

22 May 2012 5:30am

Maria from California, United States

This is a very moody weather, and very inviting...since I love rain....
I never sharpen clouds or the sky, in general..
I think your processing it's perfect for this image

22 May 2012 5:36am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Fantastic view and beautiful light!

22 May 2012 5:45am

Javier from Castro-Urdiales, Spain

Un paisaje precioso, felicidades!

22 May 2012 5:54am

Mhelene from Paris, France

A superb atmosphere in this photo !

22 May 2012 5:55am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

quel cile loiurd et menaçant sueprbe ce gris avec le contraste du vert, qeulle immensité
Belle journée

22 May 2012 5:59am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Great atmosphere.

22 May 2012 6:10am

PATRICK from miramas, France

superb

22 May 2012 6:28am

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Wunderbar diese Regenwolken. Ein stimmiges Foto.

22 May 2012 6:50am

Jeff from Honolulu, United States

There's nothing like open fields to give one the sense of peace. This photo does it admirably for me.

22 May 2012 8:40am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Nice contrast beetween gey and green ! Super shot ! Phil

22 May 2012 8:45am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

I guess it depends on what you want the end result to look like Jack, I often use Nik Viveza 2 to add extra structure to my skies, then use high pass filter to sharpen, I mask that layer and paint the sharpening out of the sky. This looks fine to me, as we've seen skies that look just like this constantly for the past two months!

22 May 2012 9:44am

@Curly: Yep. My concern is what is over sharpening to my eye. I generally add some Structure somewhere along the line. In fact, with Nik software, I might add a Control Point to the clouds and add both Structure and Contrast. I just need to be careful not to overdo it.

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

This is a very nicely processed scene, Jack. I agree with Maria and Curly. In general I do not sharpen skies or clouds, but I do use NIK Viveza to add structure if the clouds need more detail.

22 May 2012 9:58am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Beautiful view

22 May 2012 10:11am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

A lovely moody sky to et the shot off

22 May 2012 10:50am

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

As someone who does not process my images beyond using the HDR setting on my camera, I have no idea what those other comments were talking about. I like the contrast of the clouds with the green landscape. It is a lovely image.

22 May 2012 11:30am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Battleship grey comes to mind Jack! Dark and moody! ;-)

22 May 2012 11:38am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Wow... very beautiful with that impressive sky ! Have a lovely day :)

22 May 2012 12:56pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A picture is beautiful and full of light rain ... the best for photography ... Ya sure you know ... Muchos besos y abrazos... Adela

22 May 2012 2:57pm

Slackwater - Don from Spokane, United States

A fine landscape image. I agree with how you're handling the sharpening of the overcasts.

22 May 2012 3:00pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

special green jhon, bravo , fantastic

22 May 2012 3:18pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

A wonderful image that packs a lot of mood into its beauty.

22 May 2012 3:42pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Nice bit of instruction re the oversharpening bit, jack...I am waiting for some Silver Falls SP shots as we camped there back in the 70's :-)

22 May 2012 4:15pm

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Lovely green country

22 May 2012 4:50pm

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

I like the colours !

22 May 2012 5:56pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Wonderful landscape with great contrast between the green fields and the gray sky ...

22 May 2012 6:16pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

wooow!
very nice & so beautiful!

22 May 2012 7:07pm

franz from Baden, Austria

beautiful and reassuring despite - or because of - the dominant 'grey'!

22 May 2012 7:55pm

Arnd from Basel, Switzerland

Beautiful, tranquil landscape shot. Light and tones are splendid!

22 May 2012 9:09pm

shahriar mohimi from kerman, Iran

Very nice i like this one , greating from IRAN

22 May 2012 11:33pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Nice landscape with lots of drama in the sky.

23 May 2012 3:08am

LauraS from Chico, United States

Very nice, Jack.

23 May 2012 3:36am

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Very beautiful scene. The layers of greens and clouds fit wonderfully.

23 May 2012 6:56am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A gorgeous landscape.

23 May 2012 5:15pm

Florence from Paris, France

I always love to stare at cloudy sky while nature is so green ! What a vibrant contrast !

23 May 2012 5:47pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

belle atmosphère.

26 May 2012 12:09pm