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Lost Creek by darkrune Lost Creek by darkrune
Went hiking yesterday with Helen Zhang (no dA account) and her friend. Jumped in a creek, got wet, her friend lost a shoe, fun times.

Pseudo-IR effect added in Photoshop.

My feelings are mixed about this photo. Might scrap it later on, depending on feedback.

Oh, and Jevan, your wide-angle lens rock.
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TillyeTX Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2005   Photographer
Is this at lost creek?
keep up the art, and I'll promise to die at 31
darkrune Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah. Towards the back end of it.
hikikomori Featured By Owner May 11, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like how the pepples and stones can be seen at the lower corner of the picture. its like Id be standing beside the creek when I watch this
the heavy growth at the edge of the forest reminds a bit of smoke. maybe its just that heavy but the fact that it looks smokey gives a mystical charisma to the whole scenery
great photography :lolly:
schizochicken Featured By Owner May 10, 2005
Very very awesome shot, incorporating all depths of perspective... nice work :clap:

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plzen-czech Featured By Owner May 10, 2005
You've used a great angle, it gives the shot overwhelming depth - which is only heightened by the sexy dramatic sky
jerzchick16 Featured By Owner May 10, 2005   Writer
i really like the depth in well as your point of view. this looks amazing!!

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cross-rocker Featured By Owner May 10, 2005   Interface Designer
An exelent photo i love the effect you put on it.
Zethara Featured By Owner May 10, 2005   Digital Artist
I like the cut and the way it curves through the picture....It reminds me of places I wandered into for adventures as a kid...We'd use the cuts and road ruts as forts or canyons for our gi joes and plastic army men!

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demonqueller Featured By Owner May 10, 2005
Including the rut was a good idea, because its curve acts as a leading line toward the trees and sky (nice depth of field, by the way). However, the difference in values between the foreground and background bothers me a little -- in particular the rocks and pebbles in the lower right quarter of the photo. My eyes keep wanting to focus on those since they're the brightest spot in your image, but the trees and sky are much more interesting (at least to me).

A little bit of burning in that area would help, maybe even a hint of vignetting. I think you've got the grounds for an Ansel Adams-type composition here. Speaking of which ... Did you crop some of the ground or is this full frame? If you do have more ground to play with, you might consider adding some to your print to get closer to the "rule of thirds." (2/3 ground, 1/3 for trees and sky) It might not work, but it could be worth trying.

One last thing about the tones: I really like what you did with the trees and sky. They're dark without losing details. Nice.
bloodred-sea Featured By Owner May 10, 2005   Photographer
interesting shot and perspective
i adore the color and the softness of it all
beautiful focusing and details :heart:

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Cerberus0687 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2005
i love the blue, it gives it a mysterious feeling yet it somehow still seems clear.
great shot
famish99 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
This is a really sharp picture, good contrast and everything. I like it a lot as it is.

But, since you said you're going for the IR effect, you messed up there. IR film renders live trees very bright because the chlorophyll absorbs a lot of sunlight and releases a bunch of IR because of that. Also since IR is very radiant in it's behavior, things don't really turn out sharp, thing have a "halo" around them then when shot in IR. but you did get the sky correct.

But know I like this picture a lot as a normal B&W pic.
darkrune Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I ended up giving up on the IR effect and instead used the technique to do a B&W shot. Man, that channel mixer thing is really awesome at bringing out the contrast without washing out the tones.
famish99 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
oh yeah man, i use it all the time, I never do straight grayscale conversions anymore. But, I do have a neat filter for black and white nowadays, works pretty well for people who know film.
DonXavier Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2005   Digital Artist
The IR effect makes the bottom-right part of the photo look really washed out, and something about the tree looks out of balance with the rest of the picture, as if the tree is simply missing a dimension. I would have thought this would look better in sepia, but I'd be willing to be you've tried that.
darkrune Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I might turn up the contract a bit more on the white-washed area.
the-grenadier Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2005   Photographer
to me the picture already has nice contrast especialy in the sky and if you add more i think it will get rid of alot of the grey which is what the washed out ares is missing mabye try burning it a little. it would be cool if you had more of the sky and less of the ground. but thats just my :twocents:
darkrune Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
But, you see, I was trying to get the lines of the oddly cut ground and get focus onto that instead. Hmmm...I should've taken another shot w/ the sky in the majority, though.
the-grenadier Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2005   Photographer
wow i didnt even notice the oddly cut ground till you mentioned it. it dosent look defined enough. but the sky looks awesome.
FentRisfaL Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2005
nice done. I appreciate the blue tone. It makes it look - soft :)
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March 26, 2005
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Date Taken
Mar 25, 2005, 11:13:17 AM