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    Re: The Road to Moab

    Reynolds,

    They are beautiful images, but I find the signature very distracting. It draws my eye immediately in every picture. Perhaps something a little more subtle on a matte?

    Cheers,

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    Re: The Road to Moab

    Wow Reynolds, awesome set! I agree with Guy, you really picked up your game ---

    Re the signature, I agree with Simon. One suggestion is to make a clear layer over the image and apply the signature stamp to that, then dial down opacity. Another trick I use is dropper a color from the image you are stamping so it blends more rather than fights the image tones. Third trick it to apply layer properties

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    Re: The Road to Moab

    Hi Reynolds,

    I think #5 is close to being a masterpiece. The composition and high contrast black and white treatment really caught my eye and when after several viewings (chuckles at inside joke here) I finally noticed the subtle little road sign, in shade but lighted enough to blend into the background highlights, I thought wow, this is special. No arches, no canyons, no fire bathed rocks...it transcends Moab. And out of all of the beautiful submissions so far it is the only one to do so. IMVHO, of course.
    I would love to have an enlargement hanging in my home.

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    Re: The Road to Moab

    You folks are great for my love of this medium. It is my only creative "sport"!
    "Masterpiece"...wow!! Have never seen that word in connection my work.

    About the signature....Jack taught me that process and I was just beginning to like it. Now, Jack has to send me instructions for making a more subtle one in Lightroom!?!?!?

    Thanks so much for the comments. Made my day....ah, week!!!
    Best to all,

    Reynolds

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    Re: The Road to Moab

    Another WOW!!! Reynolds. Fantastic series. What I enjoy most about this series is that your perspective really sheds new light on territory we are all familiar with either from having been in Moab or viewing the images on this thread (or the thread from last year). Very refreshing and nicely done.

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    Re: The Road to Moab

    Cindy:

    Like this or did I do something terribly wrong??
    Best to all,

    Reynolds

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    Very nice ,particularly like the 2nd shot.

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    Been going through my whole library to finally start on a new website. Spent all day and still have a ton more to work on but took a break when I got back to a Canyon De Chelley pano I did and thought of enhancing it some. Still playing but I kind of like this version. If I was not feeling sick i would have hung out longer but i did what I could.
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    Reynolds, I love #5. The sign is great.

    -Scott

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    Re: The Road to Moab

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    Been going through my whole library to finally start on a new website. Spent all day and still have a ton more to work on but took a break when I got back to a Canyon De Chelley pano I did and thought of enhancing it some. Still playing but I kind of like this version. If I was not feeling sick i would have hung out longer but i did what I could.
    Hi Guy, hope you are recovering. I hope you are open for some editing critique, it's a fantastic image but I like discussing editing.

    I'd say the sky is really important in your pano, could even be the main subject and could use more definition perhaps?

    Also, one thing I'm always careful about when I have a lit object (the canyon) and the light source (the sky) in the same image is to avoid the appearance that the lit object receives more light than the light source emits. OK, in shorter words, parts of the canyon are slightly too well lit.

    One thing that's really useful, whether in the field or in post-processing, is to use a warm grad to get rid of some of the blue in the shaded foreground. I think this image could benefit from that too, the bushes along the creek have a blue tint, as do cliffs. When shooting 8x10 film at dawn or dusk I often sandwich an ND grad with an upside down warm grad.

    My guess is that in this image I would start with getting the sky "right" (subjectively), and then match the light level and temperature in the canyon to appear natural in relation to the sky. Then finally perhaps lift the whole image to make the tonal range printable.

    But that's just me, and my own taste. How did you approach it?
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    Re: The Road to Moab

    You read a lot of my same thoughts and the blue is bugging me in the foreground some and I'm still not happy with the sky. One issue there was just no light inside the canyon. I may pass on this one to be honest. I have 2 i really like a lot
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    Re: The Road to Moab

    Here's a little something you might enjoy from Anguilla. I wish I was there!!! I know...I am working on the signature.
    Best to all,

    Reynolds

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woody Campbell View Post
    Love this!! Nice.

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    Re: The Road to Moab

    I worked as hard as I could and there was nothing I could do with these...they speak for themselves!!
    Best to all,

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    Re: The Road to Moab

    Two more of the same ilk!!
    Best to all,

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    Re: The Road to Moab

    I am convinced that particular parking lot is the coldest spot in North America!
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    Great stuff. Best vest i ever owned . Problem is i find stuff a year later stuck in a pocket somewhere
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Flesher View Post
    I am convinced that particular parking lot is the coldest spot in North America!
    Only 21 and sunny. LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    Great stuff. Best vest i ever owned . Problem is i find stuff a year later stuck in a pocket somewhere
    I thought you sold that vest to help pay for the Phase?









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    Re: The Road to Moab

    Thank you, Reynolds. Those are fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Flesher View Post
    I thought you sold that vest to help pay for the Phase?









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    No go look in your closet I sold yours.
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    Re: The Road to Moab

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    No go look in your closet I sold yours.
    !!!!

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    Re: The Road to Moab

    Just processing a Mamiya 50mm shift lens and was playing with a couple things. Lens is pretty good
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    Re: The Road to Moab

    Great stuff being posted here!

    Reynolds - I love your shots. Looks like you're doing very well with your LR processing, and have figured out some very creative processing techniques. Congrats!

    Also love the shot of Doug and I doing the "gang thang" in the parking lot
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