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Re: Yellowstone - Last Week of September [Re: gll] #9919
10/01/07 12:00 PM
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LOL, that's just great. I was past Canyon going towards Hayden Valley every day for three days. Very nicely done.

James

Re: Yellowstone - Last Week of September [Re: James Morrissey] #9920
10/01/07 12:22 PM
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Quote:

Hey Gary,

Great shots. Now, where the heck are you seeing all of these owls?????????????? I have never seen an owl in my entire time going back and forth to either Grand Teton or Yellowstone. It is one of the 'top critters' on my list of things I want to photograph.

James




You just need to run down to northern Utah for a day to get some owls. I can pretty much quarantee short-eared and burrowing owl shots in Box Elder County and probably some barn owls also.

Re: Yellowstone -Moose [Re: jamesdak] #9921
10/02/07 03:03 PM
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Awesome shots, Jim.

I am just starting to process some of the shots that I too last week. This is one that I took of a bull moose in the rain. You can see it pelting off of the guy. LOL, it was the only time this trip that I have been alone with a moose. I may crop it a bit later on.

James



Re: Yellowstone - Last Week of September [Re: jamesdak] #9922
10/02/07 03:10 PM
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Hi James,

It was great running into you and Chantee at The Grand Teton last week. It was my first time there since I was 10 years old (many years ago) so I considered it to be more a scouting trip than anything...but you are right about the colors...and the animals certainly abounded. Like you, I would like to find some owls on my next time out. That is one bird that has eluded me most of my trips.

Here is a link to my site with prelim shots from the trip. Overall I was pleased and look forward to concentrating even more on my photography next time, now that I've got the lay of the land.

Regards,

Paul

http://homepage.mac.com/paulfrye/Yellowstone%202007/index.html

Re: Yellowstone - Last Week of September [Re: Paul_Frye] #9923
10/02/07 05:46 PM
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Hi Paul,

Very nice work - your compositions are excellent. You did a great job processing the shots as well. Some of my colors look a bit duller - and I am curious what I will need to do to bring them out.

Cheers
James

Re: Yellowstone - Mt. Moran at Sunrise [Re: James Morrissey] #9924
10/02/07 05:51 PM
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This is a shot I took of Moran that I am very pleased with. Perhaps I should HDR this and make Moran a bit darker - though it looks like what I recall it looking like that mornning.


Re: Yellowstone - Mt. Moran at Sunrise [Re: James Morrissey] #9925
10/02/07 06:03 PM
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Another shot of Moran slightly after sunrise.

James


Re: Yellowstone - Last Week of September [Re: James Morrissey] #9926
10/02/07 07:48 PM
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Thanks, James.

I am currently using Aperture to do my quick processing. My basic changes to the shot out of the camera involve the following:

1. Adjust exposure, as necessary
2. Tweak Contrast (I shoot with low contrast to reduce blown highlights)(This also cleans up black point)
2a. Open up the shadows a little, as necessary.
3. Adjust brightness (tweak against contrast)
4. Add a little saturation
5. Adjust sharpness (unsharp mask)

Finally, in transition to the Web, I change the file from Adobe RGB to Nikon sRGB.

None of the shots were touched by Photoshop...that gets done as I start to get serious. Aperture works very fast and well in getting the above done.

For your purposes and to bring out the color, I would suggest working contrast, saturation, and shadow. The light last week in Yellowstone tended to be flat so that should help.

I really enjoyed your Great Moose in the rain, by the way!

We were on our way South at that point, headed back to San Diego. Highway 89 South was full of color and my photos were taken in snow and rain on that leg of our trip.



Regards,

Paul



Quote:

Hi Paul,

Very nice work - your compositions are excellent. You did a great job processing the shots as well. Some of my colors look a bit duller - and I am curious what I will need to do to bring them out.

Cheers
James



Re: Yellowstone - Last Week of September [Re: Paul_Frye] #9927
10/02/07 11:22 PM
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Hey Paul,

It is interesting that you picked this photo to show. It was one of the shots that really caught my eye in terms of composition when I logged into your website.

James

Re: Yellowstone - Last Week of September [Re: James Morrissey] #9928
10/06/07 05:07 AM
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Very nice images all around. Thanks for sharing them.

James - that moose in the rain picture should be a real winner once you get it tuned up. I hope you'll post the final version.

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