Saturday, August 14, 2010

Don't snag your sweater!

The rough sides of the logs on this 1850s era Colorado mining cabin make a lovely backdrop for a long view of rugged Summit County mountains.

Brought back some of the detail in the dark corners by opening up the exposure in Camera RAW editor, then used a Levels adjustment layer in PS to re-correct the color in the view out the door.

I was very thankful for my DSLR, that let me focus on the distance, rather than trying to latch on to the fallen log, or tree, in the foreground, as my old camera undoubtedly would have.

14 comments:

  1. great composition with the woodwork as a perfect frame to the lovely wiew

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  2. Beautiful framing on this shot, Val.

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  3. A lot of interest in this photo. I kept looking at it and seeing more detail....that sprig of greenery in the upper corner, for instance. The window made a perfect framework for the distant view.

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  4. Perfect framing indeed,great job in bringing back the detail in the cabin.

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  5. A clever composition and nice processing technique. I'm so glad you are getting along so well with your dSLR - we all benefit from the extra control you have!!!!

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  6. What a beautiful way to frame this view...the rough textures leading to that stunning scenery is a perfect match!

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  7. Yes, this photo deserves a lot more credit. The right amount of foreground subject material and not just the temptation to frame the background and of course the focusing has worked well.

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  8. Fantastic framing! Vistas can be lovely but still lack visual interest--you've made sure that didn't happen here.

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  9. The cabin frames the mountains perfectly. Fabulous shot.

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  10. I love the way you framed this shot! Well done.

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  11. Wow you framed this perfectly... wish I were there looking out.

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  12. Love the frame for the distant mountains! Super shot!

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  13. WoW!! Great choice for your favorite, love this one!

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