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GX1 - Chuckanut Drive golden hour

Discussion in 'Nature' started by LBeckons, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. LBeckons

    LBeckons Mu-43 Regular

    50
    Jul 11, 2012
    Seattle-ish
    Just wanted to share some shots I took last weekend up near Bellingham, WA. I ended up using all my lenses, 20mm, PL45, 7-14, and 100-300.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/lbeckons/8216288996/" title="Clouds of industry by LBeckons, on Flickr"> 8216288996_01de3555a7. "500" height="375" alt="Clouds of industry"></a>
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/lbeckons/8216287614/" title="Leftovers by LBeckons, on Flickr"> 8216287614_eb5ec4793e. "500" height="375" alt="Leftovers"></a>
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/lbeckons/8215203007/" title="Great Guy by LBeckons, on Flickr">[​IMG]"500" height="375" alt="Great Guy"></a>
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/lbeckons/8216285400/" title="The Bay by LBeckons, on Flickr"> 8216285400_2433ed2e69. "500" height="373" alt="The Bay"></a>
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/lbeckons/8216283300/" title="Glacial carvings by LBeckons, on Flickr"> 8216283300_4a33233daf. "375" height="500" alt="Glacial carvings"></a>
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/lbeckons/8215198593/" title="Cherry bomb by LBeckons, on Flickr"> 8215198593_216c0e4fba. "500" height="372" alt="Cherry bomb"></a>
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/lbeckons/8236474558/" title="Crab Pot Pickup by LBeckons, on Flickr"> 8236474558_5873aa5969. "500" height="279" alt="Crab Pot Pickup"></a>
     
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  2. zucchiniboy

    zucchiniboy Mu-43 Regular

    136
    Oct 13, 2010
    San Francisco
    Wow, those look great! Can you share your processing of those, or are those straight out of camera JPEGs? (And if JPEG, what settings?)
     
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  3. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    Beautiful shots, great color an d use of the light! :cool:
     
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  4. goldenlight

    goldenlight Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 30, 2010
    Essex
    John
    A really nice set. No 1 is my favourite, who would have thought industry could be so beautiful - but it is!
     
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  5. LBeckons

    LBeckons Mu-43 Regular

    50
    Jul 11, 2012
    Seattle-ish
    Wow everyone thank you so much for the feedback! I'm really happy with these pictures and it's kind of stunted my desire to go out and take pictures on these dull grey days we've been having here in Washington.

    All my shots are in RAW. I almost always do some editing in LR4. The first 3 pictures the adjustment are mainly in the contrast, highlights, shadows, whites, and clarity. The 4th shot is as shot. 5-6 I took 3 shots at EV -1,0,+1 and combined in photomatrix. The 6th is heavily edited just cause I thought it was fun. The final photo I did the most editing on.

    I don't really have any method to editing as I've only been taking photos for about 6 months so I just kinda play with the dials until I like it. Hope that helps! I'm not too technical
     
  6. jloden

    jloden Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2012
    Hunterdon County, NJ
    Jay
    Beautiful shots, I especially like #4 and #6 ... the color and light play in #6 is really wonderful!
     
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  7. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    Perspective in "Glacial Carvings" rocks! :cool:

     
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  8. arentol

    arentol Mu-43 Veteran

    269
    Jun 29, 2012
    Great photos!!!

    Love Chuckanut Drive. One of the top reasons why I hope to retire in the Bellingham area.
     
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  9. Replytoken

    Replytoken Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 7, 2012
    Puget Sound
    Ken
    Hi neighbor,

    Nice images! I was wondering if you did any saturation adjustments to the fourth image in post-processing? And, did you see any migrating swans or geese in the area yet? I am looking forward to this year's migration, especially since they have been spotting snowy owls again!

    --Ken
     
  10. tdekany

    tdekany Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 8, 2011
    Oregon
    All very cool pictures, but #4 is my favorite. I enjoyed Bellingham when I visited there in 2008
     
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  11. LBeckons

    LBeckons Mu-43 Regular

    50
    Jul 11, 2012
    Seattle-ish
    I just went back and looked at the original files, since the one I posted has no changes in the develop tool. Turns out image four was edited in photomatrix, so there is definitely some saturation bump.

    I actually did see some swans overhead on my way back. It was way too dark for the 100-300 to do anything effective. Snowy owls? I'd love to see that!
     
  12. Replytoken

    Replytoken Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 7, 2012
    Puget Sound
    Ken
    Thanks for the additional info. It is a beautiful image, and I have seen some amazing colors at sunset in the Skagit valley, but it is always good to ask since were are talking photos, and we do have license to make them look as we desire. If you are interested in the owls, there was an article in the Seattle Times a few days ago about some recent sitings. I know that Seattle Audubon society has some links on its web site that have current information on bird sitings. I think it is called twitters, or something similar. There was an owl spotted in our neighborhood, but I have not seen any signs myself. I am a bit more hopeful for a siting in the Skagit valley.

    --Ken
     
  13. North20

    North20 Mu-43 Veteran

    282
    Oct 18, 2012
    East of the Cascades, PNW
    Pat
    Beautiful images.

    I lived there for 11 years and have many, many slides of the area. Still miss being there, but my wife finally reached the point of no return with grey and rainy days. Now we live on the other side of the Cascades.

    Thanks for the quick trip down memory lane :smile:
     
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  14. Ulfric M Douglas

    Ulfric M Douglas Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 6, 2010
    Northumberland
    Nice.
    Bellingham near here doesn't do sillhouettes. Just snow right now.
     
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  15. IcemanYVR

    IcemanYVR Mu-43 Regular

    105
    Nov 16, 2012
    Vancouver, BC
    Allan
    Very nice... just live up the road ish... I love riding my bike around that area, and one of the main reasons to get a ยต43 system is so that I can bring my camera with me. I sure hope to encounter some scenes like this when out riding.
     
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  16. aragorn1980

    aragorn1980 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    698
    Aug 10, 2012
    Athens Greece
    Takis
    Excellent set!Well done!
     
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