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Saturday, September 5, 2009

Nice photo set from Pleasant Valley Conservancy

We have been happy that photographers are discovering Pleasant Valley Conservancy, and some of them have been putting up their photos on photo sharing sites.

One of these is Jonah Westrich, a graphic designer/photographer, who uses some interesting techniques. Here is a link to his Pleasant Valley Conservancy site

I asked him how he did his photos, and here is his answer:

The technique I use to process most of the shots (at least the ones that are really colorful, and appear painted) is kind of a complicated one. For shots like “Final Light”, I take three or more shots on a tripod, and underexpose and overexpose some of them so that in a series of shots I can capture the full dynamic range of light in a scene. Digitally these separate exposures are combined, so that no over-exposed (or blown-out) areas exist, and no black shadowed areas exist. Then I do a bunch of post-processing work in Adobe Photoshop to give it that painted look. The shots look much much better at full resolution, as all shots are taken at 12-megapixels.


Blogger GiantSlug said...

Incredible photos! I haven't been able to visit PVC but these photos are the next best thing.

September 11, 2009 at 4:02 PM  

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