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Hello From County22 WY

Discussion in 'Welcomes and Introductions' started by RidgeRunner22, Nov 2, 2013.

  1. RidgeRunner22

    RidgeRunner22 SC Regular

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    May 31, 2013
    Jackson, WY
    Sam
  2. RidgeRunner22

    RidgeRunner22 SC Regular

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    May 31, 2013
    Jackson, WY
    Sam
    a couple more
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  3. Briar

    Briar SC All-Pro

    Oct 27, 2010
    Scotland
    Karen
    Hi Sam

    Welcome to Serious Compacts. Looks a beautiful part of the world you come from. Bit chilly though!
     
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  4. bartjeej

    bartjeej SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 12, 2010
    bart
    Welcome to Serious Compacts, Sam! :smile:
    Nice shots, beautiful environment! Looking forward to seeing more of it!
     
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  5. pniev

    pniev Student for life

    Jun 10, 2013
    Welcome! Beautiful photos. Keep sharing!
    Peter


    Sent from my iPad using SeriousCompacts mobile app
     
  6. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    WY has so much natural beauty......I look forward to more of your photos.
     
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  7. RidgeRunner22

    RidgeRunner22 SC Regular

    65
    May 31, 2013
    Jackson, WY
    Sam
    Thanks everyone. Iam a long time compact photographer, and i just picked up an rx100 so im excited about that!. I use A mode in good light, set the control ring to Ev. In bad light I use S mode cause i dont like 1/30 shutter speed. Overall though operations are quick and controls are nice.
    But my god, raw files are huge and Photoshop is intimidating! Any recommendations for an online tutorial or something along those lines? Luminous Landscapes has something like this.

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    Ive always liked this website. lots of nice pictures, less arguing about cameras!
     
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  8. serhan

    serhan SC All-Pro

    May 7, 2011
    NYC
    Welcome to SC, beautiful country and beautiful photos. I had a chance to drive around there when I was living in Pocatello, ID. But of course I had a 3MP P&S at that time, still it was enough to capture some of the beauty and a couple bears:)
     
  9. bartjeej

    bartjeej SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 12, 2010
    bart
    Oh wow, I didn't even notice the deer until I looked a second time. How close were you?
    I find Lightroom good enough for most purposes, but ACR in photoshop works much the same, at least where the major functions are concerned. What are you doing with Photoshop? Just processing the raw files, or other things as well?
     
  10. RidgeRunner22

    RidgeRunner22 SC Regular

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    May 31, 2013
    Jackson, WY
    Sam
    All the pictures ive posted are jpeg sooc. I do want to make some nice prints, so i would like to take as much advantage as i can of the DR, that's my primary interest in RAW processing.
     
  11. bartjeej

    bartjeej SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 12, 2010
    bart
    ^That's fairly easy, the sliders can do a good job of that. You could also use the tone curves, but I think the sliders have some more complex algorithms behind them.

    When I process a raw image with very high contrast, I usually start with the Exposure slider (that controls the mid-tones) to get the overall image brightness to the level I want (usually the shot is already pretty close to that point).
    Then, if necessary, I adjust the highlights slider down to increase detail to the highlights. If that leads to gray and dull highlights, I pull the whites slider up a bit to make the highlights look natural again while retaining as much of the highlight detail as possible.
    Finally I adjust the shadows, if necessary, or just the blacks (if there isn't any specific detail in the shadows that you want to bring out, it's often enough to simply adjust the blacks slider down a bit to get a nice and punchy image; I hardly ever pull the shadows slider down).

    After this process is done, sometimes I go back to the exposure slider to adjust the mid-tones to the new situation, and that's that in terms of contrast and shadows/highlights. If you also use the clarity slider, or if you make changes to the colour balance in some way, that might require you to go over the exposure sliders again, if things get a bit funky.

    The names of the sliders I used are based on Lightroom 4 / 5; ACR, and earlier Lightroom versions, might use different names for some of the sliders,but their basic functionality remains more or less the same. Also, it's best to make sure you like the white balance before you adjust the exposure settings, but for some reason I usually do it the other way round.
     
  12. Ripleysbaby

    Ripleysbaby supernatural anesthetist

    Sep 9, 2011
    Cumbria UK
    Garry
    Hi there :biggrin:
     
  13. TheRubySusan

    TheRubySusan SC Top Veteran

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    Sep 2, 2013
    Henry, IL
    Ruby
    Welcome aboard! Beautiful pictures! I visited friends in Riverton, WY once for about a week or 10 days. Most of the time I was high from oxygen deprivation!
     
  14. TheRubySusan

    TheRubySusan SC Top Veteran

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    Sep 2, 2013
    Henry, IL
    Ruby
    On the last once, my first thought was, "Interesting snag of dead wood," and when I looked closer, I almost jumped! That thing is well camouflaged! It isn't a deer, is it? Not a white tail or a mule ear, anyway, the only two I know! Is it an elk, a moose, or something I don't know about?
     
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  15. RidgeRunner22

    RidgeRunner22 SC Regular

    65
    May 31, 2013
    Jackson, WY
    Sam
    Haha it was a moose i almost stepped on that guy, i had to back off the trail and go around but i snapped a quick pic. I went for a run at the ski resort before the snow takes over, its always been a kind of refuge for ungulates, no hunters fewer predators, last year a kid hit a small black bear with a mountain bike
     
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  16. bartjeej

    bartjeej SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 12, 2010
    bart
    holy cr*p :eek: I sure hope Mama Bear wasn't around?!?
     
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  17. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Sam, I'm so glad you're here because I can live vicariously through your photos from Wyoming! The one and only time I was there was so many years ago...in the summer. I loved it and will never forget it. I was outside of Cody in the Sunlight Basin. It was heaven.

    Looking forward to many more photos!
     
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