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horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
Hello again

I know i'm a bit behind with my critiques, but i have a god reason: i went to the mountains again :)
(i will try to get back to them as soon as possible)

This time no more Murphy's law and...IT WAS BEAUTIFUL!
Sun shining all day, good snow up on top...all the ingredients for a superb day out with my cousins and nephews...and for shooting :)

It was way too much fun watching the kids having fun with the snow so i didn't do a lot of landscapes, but i did walk up (as quickly as possible) to the top of the mountain for some nice views. The biggest problem up there was a nice clear window for some panoramas; i was surrounded by trees and couldn't get any grand view of the low lands from up there :(
Still, i found this somewhat opened spot and after taking some shots, i had to resort to improvising, simply because i found my 17mm lens not wide enough. So what i did, in order to capture what you see here, is i took 4 shots on the vertical with the exposure locked and stitched them together :)
It may have small imperfections...but after that steep climb, i'm too tired to check :) Hope you don't mind...

Now, since this is a stitch, there is not photo info, but since i had the same settings for all the photos, i punched in the numbers at the end of the note...for whom it may concern :)

Hope you'll like it!

EXIF data :
Camera: Canon 400D
Lens: Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 DC Macro
Filter: Hoya 72mm HMC Circ. Pol.
Focal Length: 17mm
Shutter Speed: 1/100sec.
Metering Mode: Evaluative
Exposure Bias: -1/3
F-Stop: f/11
ISO: 100
Flash: No
Support: Handheld
TOD: about 1 PM
Weather conditions: sunny

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horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
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Edited by:kmr13777 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 157 W: 67 N: 187] (703)

Inreased light, Temperature, Saturation and glow.

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horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
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Edited by:joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)

Hi Horia,
I used levels to brighten up the image then added a bit of contrast and then some noise reduction in the sky (noise appeared when I brightened it).
I hope you like it,

Joe