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Trip last month to Blue Springs Park in Florida (Very Image Heavy)

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by woody112704, Apr 17, 2013.

  1. woody112704

    woody112704 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    526
    Dec 13, 2012
    Iowa
    Jared
    It was pretty overcast when we were there and I'm amazed how well I could tweak the pictures with LR. I know alot may not like how processed some are but I enjoy the way they came out. I hope you guys don't mind the large amount of pictures in this.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/woody112704/8658627798/" title="BlueSprings-1 by woody112704, on Flickr"> 8658627798_3aa4fa77fb_b. "1024" height="602" alt="BlueSprings-1"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/woody112704/8657521809/" title="BlueSprings-8 by woody112704, on Flickr"> 8657521809_7f53158662_b. "1024" height="451" alt="BlueSprings-8"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/woody112704/8658627236/" title="BlueSprings-11 by woody112704, on Flickr"> 8658627236_551aa6cfe0_b. "1024" height="437" alt="BlueSprings-11"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/woody112704/8657521319/" title="BlueSprings-21 by woody112704, on Flickr"> 8657521319_f0018bea3c_b. "1024" height="768" alt="BlueSprings-21"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/woody112704/8657520597/" title="BlueSprings-23 by woody112704, on Flickr"> 8657520597_87417bb3cf_b. "1024" height="508" alt="BlueSprings-23"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/woody112704/8657520357/" title="BlueSprings-25 by woody112704, on Flickr"> 8657520357_03771da4c4_b. "1024" height="722" alt="BlueSprings-25"></a>
     
  2. woody112704

    woody112704 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    526
    Dec 13, 2012
    Iowa
    Jared
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/woody112704/8658625624/" title="BlueSprings-26 by woody112704, on Flickr"> 8658625624_dd3668c675_b. "1024" height="768" alt="BlueSprings-26"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/woody112704/8657519721/" title="BlueSprings-28 by woody112704, on Flickr"> 8657519721_416ca5fa2f_b. "1024" height="768" alt="BlueSprings-28"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/woody112704/8658624660/" title="BlueSprings-29 by woody112704, on Flickr"> 8658624660_f7a7cce8fe_b. "768" height="1024" alt="BlueSprings-29"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/woody112704/8658624296/" title="BlueSprings-31 by woody112704, on Flickr"> 8658624296_c56612b3a1_b. "1024" height="773" alt="BlueSprings-31"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/woody112704/8658623820/" title="BlueSprings-32 by woody112704, on Flickr"> 8658623820_7c5ec58250_b. "1024" height="600" alt="BlueSprings-32"></a>
     
  3. woody112704

    woody112704 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    526
    Dec 13, 2012
    Iowa
    Jared
    Let me know if this is too much. I have a bunch more, if you guys like them I can post some more.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/woody112704/8658623476/" title="BlueSprings-43 by woody112704, on Flickr"> 8658623476_43cf1942c7_b. "1024" height="768" alt="BlueSprings-43"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/woody112704/8658622884/" title="BlueSprings-45 by woody112704, on Flickr"> 8658622884_d16935c59a_b. "846" height="1024" alt="BlueSprings-45"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/woody112704/8658622384/" title="BlueSprings-46 by woody112704, on Flickr"> 8658622384_52c2e656f0_b. "1024" height="768" alt="BlueSprings-46"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/woody112704/8658621728/" title="BlueSprings-47 by woody112704, on Flickr"> 8658621728_cc85e54955_b. "1024" height="768" alt="BlueSprings-47"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/woody112704/8657515341/" title="BlueSprings-48 by woody112704, on Flickr"> 8657515341_f6edfb6c84_b. "768" height="1024" alt="BlueSprings-48"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/woody112704/8657515055/" title="BlueSprings-50 by woody112704, on Flickr"> 8657515055_f013da77fa_b. "768" height="1024" alt="BlueSprings-50"></a>
     
  4. memzinla

    memzinla Mu-43 Top Veteran

    504
    Oct 31, 2012
    Los Angeles, CA
    The pictures look very nice! I love the first first image. :D
     
  5. woody112704

    woody112704 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    526
    Dec 13, 2012
    Iowa
    Jared
    Thanks, this is one of my favorite shots from the trip. Its an underground cave that goes for miles and miles.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/woody112704/8658012227/" title="BlueSprings1-50 by woody112704, on Flickr"> 8658012227_da0d46a614_b. "1024" height="703" alt="BlueSprings1-50"></a>
     
  6. tdekany

    tdekany Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 8, 2011
    Oregon
    Beautiful set!
     
  7. scott

    scott Mu-43 Veteran

    332
    Nov 15, 2010
    Nice job on those -- I particularly like #4 in the first post. But then I really like wildlife-in-habitat pictures. :)
     
  8. woody112704

    woody112704 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    526
    Dec 13, 2012
    Iowa
    Jared
    Yea that's one of my favorites as well. I just had to post this one too its the same one as the 5th picture in the third post. I just got the NIK suite when they dropped the price and got the discount "coupon" from here and I haven't messed with alot of them that much. Was watching a tutorial on the Color Efex and Viveza so I opened Color Efex up and played. I'm amazed at the difference between the 2.

    Color Efex one
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/woody112704/8659446130/" title="colorefextrial by woody112704, on Flickr"> 8659446130_e24a503bf4_b. "768" height="1024" alt="colorefextrial"></a>

    Original from LR
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/woody112704/8657515341/" title="BlueSprings-48 by woody112704, on Flickr"> 8657515341_f6edfb6c84_b. "768" height="1024" alt="BlueSprings-48"></a>
     
  9. poisson rouge

    poisson rouge Mu-43 Regular

    104
    Mar 13, 2013
    I LOVE this set. Those colors are amazing.
    Can you say what filter you used exactly in color efex in your last picture?
    I like those strong colors, they really underline the beauty of the nature of the Florida keys..
     
  10. woody112704

    woody112704 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    526
    Dec 13, 2012
    Iowa
    Jared
    Thanks. Well Its actually 3 or 4 together First I added Tonal Contrast selected balanced on contrast drop down and set all the sliders to 20 and set the opacity to 70 or 80%.

    Then I added Glamour Glow and tweaked it to how I liked it, opacity between 70 and 80 again.

    Then hit it with Tonal contrast again all sliders except the saturation slider to 20 I think I dropped the saturation to slightly negative and put the opacity between 65 and 75.

    Hope this helps you. :2thumbs:
     
  11. speedandstyle

    speedandstyle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Thanks for posting these. Looks like a very interesting place.
     
  12. woody112704

    woody112704 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    526
    Dec 13, 2012
    Iowa
    Jared
    Here are some more. Was bored and went over the rest of the pictures.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/woody112704/8684228619/" title="BlueSprings1-5 by woody112704, on Flickr"> 8684228619_5315d8e8ed_b. "1024" height="768" alt="BlueSprings1-5"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/woody112704/8684228447/" title="BlueSprings1-17 by woody112704, on Flickr"> 8684228447_b65018d917_b. "1024" height="768" alt="BlueSprings1-17"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/woody112704/8685346370/" title="BlueSprings1-20 by woody112704, on Flickr"> 8685346370_e65f26a8b2_b. "1024" height="430" alt="BlueSprings1-20"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/woody112704/8684228035/" title="BlueSprings1-22 by woody112704, on Flickr"> 8684228035_3568eafabe_b. "1024" height="385" alt="BlueSprings1-22"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/woody112704/8684227883/" title="BlueSprings1-33 by woody112704, on Flickr"> 8684227883_2b709aec35_b. "1024" height="768" alt="BlueSprings1-33"></a>
     
  13. woody112704

    woody112704 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    526
    Dec 13, 2012
    Iowa
    Jared
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/woody112704/8685345658/" title="BlueSprings1-39 by woody112704, on Flickr"> 8685345658_a1e41b283b_b. "1024" height="602" alt="BlueSprings1-39"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/woody112704/8685345384/" title="BlueSprings1-43 by woody112704, on Flickr"> 8685345384_b5f25b06ae_b. "1024" height="768" alt="BlueSprings1-43"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/woody112704/8684227061/" title="BlueSprings1-45 by woody112704, on Flickr"> 8684227061_192214ea4a_b. "1024" height="768" alt="BlueSprings1-45"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/woody112704/8685344602/" title="BlueSprings1-53 by woody112704, on Flickr"> 8685344602_7040037bee_b. "1024" height="220" alt="BlueSprings1-53"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/woody112704/8684226553/" title="BlueSprings1-49 by woody112704, on Flickr"> 8684226553_5317a0497b_b. "768" height="1024" alt="BlueSprings1-49"></a>
     
  14. woody112704

    woody112704 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    526
    Dec 13, 2012
    Iowa
    Jared
    Definitely need a circular polarizer for trying to shoot the manatees.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/woody112704/8685344392/" title="BlueSprings1-56 by woody112704, on Flickr"> 8685344392_051202ace2_b. "1024" height="768" alt="BlueSprings1-56"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/woody112704/8684230449/" title="BlueSprings2-60 by woody112704, on Flickr"> 8684230449_3839369e66_b. "1024" height="768" alt="BlueSprings2-60"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/woody112704/8684232239/" title="BlueSprings2-3 by woody112704, on Flickr"> 8684232239_d77801757c_b. "1024" height="768" alt="BlueSprings2-3"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/woody112704/8684231979/" title="BlueSprings2-19 by woody112704, on Flickr"> 8684231979_28e0372ac3_b. "1024" height="540" alt="BlueSprings2-19"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/woody112704/8685349924/" title="BlueSprings2-28 by woody112704, on Flickr"> 8685349924_a92856ebb8_b. "1024" height="768" alt="BlueSprings2-28"></a>
     
  15. Crdome

    Crdome Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sep 11, 2011
    West Central Indiana
    Chrome
    Wow! Nice stuff.
     
  16. woody112704

    woody112704 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    526
    Dec 13, 2012
    Iowa
    Jared
    Thanks. :biggrin: I hope to get out and find some places here in Iowa that are interesting to shoot. Just have to get out and about and wander around, whenever it decides to actually be nice spring weather.
     
  17. DPitts

    DPitts Mu-43 Rookie

    15
    Dec 15, 2012
    Raleigh NC
    Doug Pitts
    love these...it was springs like this that were the "swimmin' holes" for us kids..Lithia, Blue, Silver, were among some....lotta people never believed the water was this clear nor that there were fish swimming with you...but here are the images to show it....nice shots.
     
  18. woody112704

    woody112704 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    526
    Dec 13, 2012
    Iowa
    Jared
    Thank you. I'd love to move down there. So many neat places and things to shoot.
     
  19. mattia

    mattia Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 3, 2012
    The Netherlands
    Nice pics.

    Top tip: do yourself a favour and get a polariser. That will let you cut a lot of reflections and get good shots of animals underwater (plus gives nice looking results on a number of landscape subjects).
     
  20. ivoire

    ivoire Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 6, 2011
    Naperville, IL
    mike
    Great set! I really enjoy this park. Next time you go, try the segway tour. you get to go where the regulars are not allowed to go.