Columbia River Gorge

Discussion in 'Black and White' started by oldsweng, Jul 25, 2012.

  1. oldsweng

    oldsweng Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 21, 2011
    Olympus OM-D E-M5, 75-300mm
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  2. ssgreenley

    ssgreenley Mu-43 Top Veteran

    May 12, 2011
    That's a fantastic shot! (Of course, the 75-300 is also my favorite landscape lens, so that may have something to do with it.) While I think this sort of post processing can often come off as gimmicky, I think you pull it off really well here. Simply beautiful.
  3. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Very nice, looks like a painting!
  4. jyc860923

    jyc860923 Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Feb 28, 2012
    Shenyang, China
    Wow seriously?
  5. caimi

    caimi Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 13, 2012
    middle US
    Absolutely gorgeous.
  6. nueces snapper

    nueces snapper Mu-43 All-Pro

    Most monochrome photos leave me cold but this is just amazing. I also have never done landscape with a tele lens but this work surely proves it viable. This is one of the better images I've ever seen. Any stitching involved? If enough pixels this would be just a knockout printed really large. :bravo-009::bravo-009::bravo-009:
  7. jimr.pdx

    jimr.pdx Mu-43 Veteran

    Dec 5, 2010
    near Longview ~1hr from PDX
    Jim R
    Turned out really well, thanks for sharing. I love that view from the state park; the one problem with shooting from the Vista House is you can't get the Vista House in the picture, and it's worth showing! :smile:
  8. oldsweng

    oldsweng Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 21, 2011
    I want to thank everyone for the kind words. This image was created with the 75-300 at 75mm and no stitching was involved. The original image was a five exposure HDR put together with Nik HDR Efex Pro (version 1, not the latest) and converted to monochrome using Nik Silver Efex Pro. I used Lightroom adjustments on to specific areas and removed distractions with PS6 before the conversion to monochrome. I have printed it at 12"x18" and it looks fine. I have Groupon for a 20"x30" wrap that I may use with this image but I need to evaluate the image after resizing before I try to print it larger.

    The original before conversion to monochrome
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  9. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    It's still a stunning photo but I really like the B&W, there's something really magical about it. :thumbup:
  10. crsnydertx

    crsnydertx Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Dec 31, 2010
    Houston, TX
    +1. Looks like it could have been taken with a big ol' view camera. Terrific!
  11. billy_pilgrim

    billy_pilgrim Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 6, 2011
    Beautiful image. Good idea with the monochrome conversion too. I like it much better than the color image, and the HDR looks more natural. What is that neat structure btw? It looks like it could be a Roman ruin!
  12. oldsweng

    oldsweng Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 21, 2011
    I also prefer the monochrome conversion. Here is some information on the Vista House.
  13. goldenlight

    goldenlight Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 30, 2010
    I love the composition and the telephoto compression. The colour version isn't too shabby, but the B&W is simply stunning and steals the show. :smile:
  14. Djarum

    Djarum Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 15, 2009
    Huntsville, AL, USA
    I'm not a fan of B+W, but I do like this.

    The color one I like too, but it needs contrast. I feel the shadows need to be pushed down a little and midtones brought up. The highlights look good, though.