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#1 Chimpy

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Posted 13 May 2016 - 06:53 PM

This shot was taken in Snowdonia a few years back, the weather was pretty flat but at least it wasn't raining which is unusual for Wales. I give it a HDR treatment to lift the shot a bit.

 

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Posted 13 May 2016 - 07:15 PM

That's freakkkkking beautiful!



#3 David Pavlich

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Posted 13 May 2016 - 09:01 PM

Ummmmm....you need to print that around 16X20 and get a frame around it.  Just a nice image.

 

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Posted 13 May 2016 - 11:42 PM

A very wistful image. Do you know anything about the cottage? It look's like it's been there for a thousand years and has seen many Rangers and Hobbits pass by its door.


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Posted 14 May 2016 - 02:10 AM

Fantastic shot there Chimpy.

I would guess the house belongs to a Welsh Sheep Farmer.

It certainly is a beautiful part of the world up there.

Any chance of letting me have your co-ords for that location?

 

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Posted 14 May 2016 - 03:06 AM

Chimpy, another great image there is so much to take in.

 

I am at a stage in the photographic learning process where it seems I really need to get more involved in trying to advance my simplistic PP techniques given I am ever more disappointed with my landscape attempts... Right place, right time, and right light, is just great if one has what it takes to be there and capture the image, though it seems many wonderful images are created where one or more of the main requirements may have been somewhat lacking and the image can be subjected to PP in order to make it appear as if the missing element was there to some degree. 

 

I guess another advantage of PP is the ability to make up for deficiencies in photographic equipment to capture the scene as it can be appreciated by the human eye thus the skilled photographer can adjust the image to appear more realistic ..?

 

Then there is the capability of PP utilised in the  desire to extend the application of the photographers artistic talents to the scene which can and does create some wonderful art work.

 

Thus it seems that PP can be dominant in an image or just utilised for fine tuning dependant on the desires of the photographer, which has the potential to confuse those like me who are not up to speed with much that PP can add to perceptions of image quality, especially when comparing "our" pics to those that have been subjected to skilled PP.  

 

I guess it may be difficult to know or for others to judge if the settings in any one pic were ideal or could have been bettered if there was a large degree of PP applied thus as a learning process I do wonder at the real value of comparing settings on occasion.... Perhaps I am just highlighting my own ignorance.. hmm.

 

In your image it appears to me that you have perhaps wished to more match the scene as it was on the day and did not seek to modify the mood or colour of the sky allowing it to be blown out to some degree given your settings were prioritised for the majority of the scene....

 

Sorry if this is a bit of a ramble, but if one can not ask questions of a master of the art, how is one to learn...?   (-:    



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Posted 14 May 2016 - 03:52 AM

Cheers lads, Pat this was taken at the top of the Llanberis pass, I will post more details up later.

Geedee, what's your question lol??? I use PP sparingly compared to some photographers, my god take Von Wong's work for example his final images look nothing like the original shot.

The sky was blown out with a snow storm and so I exposed for the foreground the light was pretty poor.

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Posted 14 May 2016 - 06:22 AM

I suspect god built the cottage so that he could return to Snowdonia on his holidays and enjoy what he'd built on the first day. :ph34r:

The photograph has me reaching for adjectives but they're inadequate.

Thought provoking picture.  I wonder what's it like to be there, now ?

Beautiful


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Posted 15 May 2016 - 06:49 PM

Great shot Chimpy, love the local!
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Posted 15 May 2016 - 10:30 PM

A beautiful photograph of a beautiful place. SDP



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Posted 18 May 2016 - 02:08 AM

Thanks guys.

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Posted 19 May 2016 - 03:55 AM

Great shot! Makes me want to go there.



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Posted 19 May 2016 - 04:31 AM

Thanks JB, Wales is a stunning place when it isn't raining haha and if you can understand the road signs and language you will be fine lol.

 

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Posted 19 May 2016 - 07:23 AM

Bad weather, terrible road markings, and people you can't understand, hmmm...

I do like their scenery though, somethings are worth overcomming the obsticles!
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Posted 20 May 2016 - 02:55 AM

The sun does shine sometimes, road signs are in both Welsh and English, The English speaking welsh accent is soft and poetic. But the Welsh language, will just don't go there.

I have lived here 10 years and only just mastered "Good Morning, how are you today" "Bore da, sut wyt ti heddiw".

The longest word in Wales is.

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch.

Translations on a Postcard please

Its the name of a small village in the north of wales.






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