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"The Molar"

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Copyright: Tim Epp (BillyGoat) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 28 N: 899] (4827)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-27
Categories: Mountain
Camera: OLYMPUS E-500, Zuiko Digital 14-54 f/2.8-3.5, Hoya 67mm Pro 1D Cir Polarizer
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2007-08-03 20:47
Viewed: 3370
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This mountian here doesn't actually have an official name, but a mountian on the other side of this pass is nicknamed "The Fang", and this one sort of had more of a molar look to it from the side, so we called it the Molar. The lake we camped at was dubbed "Aquafresh Lake" as it was both clean and refreshing.
This is one of those photos that required very little in the way of post-processing; just a bit of sharpening and contrast. The polarizer gave the sky an almost surreal look to it especially with those clouds. I was toying with the idea of toning down the saturaiton a bit, but in the end I kept it as is. If you look closely you can see my wife walking along the trail.
I included a WS of a more square cropped photo to help get rid of the fisheye effect.

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Nice shot Tim!
Good notes!
My eyes are enjoying the enhanced visual effect by polarizer!
Nice lighting and composition!


Hi Tim.
Great composition and POV. Big sky, great colours and great location. A really nice landscape. Well done.
Regards, Steve.

Hi Tim,
This is an old worn mountain. im happy you kept the sky the same colour it looks good. Nice landscape,
smiley tomorrow.

That polarizer does wonderful things! Awesome!!!
Great shot - great composition.
I love the names you guys are giving things. Too cute!

The clouds do make things interesting both in their saturation AND in their patterns. Having lived not terribly far I know that every day of sun and visible clouds is a different picture. The highlands make their own weather. I used to say it was where weather was born.

Very nice vista. So colorful Tim. You are blessed with good health and talent.

Hi Tim,
This photo really has a feeling as if the sky is towering over you. A effect that I really like, because it also adds depth. The details and colors in this photo are wonderful, such awesome contrast between the blue sky and evergreens.

Hi Tim,

I like your unofficial names. There is quite a bit of lens distortion in both images. I thought this would be a good one to practice using my lens distortion correction application (Power Retouche) It works pretty well. One can even isolate the left side as needed here. I was able to straighten the trees just fine, but for some reason I just couldn't straighten out your wife. : )
She is leaning to the right in your version but in mine she was walking on a 45 angle to the left! I don't know why. She has very good balance! Have you tried not going all the way to 14mm. I have noticed on one of my lenses that if I just go up a few mm the barrel distortion is considerably less.

Evelynn : )

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