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Side valley of Soca river - Vrsnik - some 15 km north of Bovec in very early spring time, still cold air, snow in mountains, but nature and me irresistibly know - spring is coming. Splendid light, marvelous array of peaks embracing the valley, and dark, dead autumn stalks and grass, stretched toward the sky, patiently waiting on warmth and new life. Picture was taken from ground level, however, using a tripod (Bembo Trekker). E100SW, 35mm lens, stop 22 to get as much s possible depth of field, slightly underexposed, split density neutral gray filter to lower the contrast between the sky and the ground, circular polarizer used in an unusual way - to enhance the reflections from snow covered peaks. Nikon CoolScan IV-ED. Corel PhotoPaint: Color mask + hand mask to extract all vegetation, mask/shape - reduce 2px, Gaussian blur 2 pix of the sky and mountains; resample; curves - slightly lighten the darkest regions; hand drawn mask of the sky; mask feather 10 px; Gaussian blur 1px to the sky, the rest Unsharp mask; %57, radius 2; some hand selective additional sharpening in the foreground; JPEG level 80.

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  • Copyright: Amadej Trnkoczy (amadej) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 64 W: 5 N: 160] (1285)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Cor
  • Date Taken: 2002-03-00
  • Categories: Natureza
  • Versão da Foto: Versão Original
  • Date Submitted: 2003-02-18 14:55
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