Daily Image - Oct 2013 Archive - sonofjohan
23 Oct 13	Turning around from the spot of yesterday's shot and walking about 30 yards gave the view I'm sharing today. As it turned out, this spot was the most color we saw on the entire trip. The fog, now and then as clouds, was still keeping us close company, so this shot was taken between the clouds so to speak. For those of you familiar with Glacier National Park, this location is where the signage for Heaven's Peak is located.This image has two parts to it, a straight layer and a creative layer with partial blending. As such, it is not critically sharp, intentionally. I did it by starting with the base layer, then transforming that layer to correct for distortion resultant from having to tip the camera backwards to get the shot, then some contrast enhancement and that followed by a bit of detail enhancement. Then I adjusted the blue sky just a bit to counter the washed out blue. All that was combined into a new layer and the creative filter run on that. The creative layer was then reduced in opacity to 24% and then the combined layers flattened. I then cropped off about 20% of the top as it added nothing of interest. Nikon D300s; 18 - 200; Aperture Priority; ISO 200; 1/250 sec @ f /10.

23 Oct 13 Turning around from the spot of yesterday's shot and walking about 30 yards gave the view I'm sharing today. As it turned out, this spot was the most color we saw on the entire trip. The fog, now and then as clouds, was still keeping us close company, so this shot was taken between the clouds so to speak. For those of you familiar with Glacier National Park, this location is where the signage for Heaven's Peak is located.This image has two parts to it, a straight layer and a creative layer with partial blending. As such, it is not critically sharp, intentionally. I did it by starting with the base layer, then transforming that layer to correct for distortion resultant from having to tip the camera backwards to get the shot, then some contrast enhancement and that followed by a bit of detail enhancement. Then I adjusted the blue sky just a bit to counter the washed out blue. All that was combined into a new layer and the creative filter run on that. The creative layer was then reduced in opacity to 24% and then the combined layers flattened. I then cropped off about 20% of the top as it added nothing of interest. Nikon D300s; 18 - 200; Aperture Priority; ISO 200; 1/250 sec @ f /10.

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