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Subject: [Leica] IMG: Panorama Muir Lake now Silver Falls
From: richard at (Richard Man)
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 2010 22:49:02 -0700
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Never let a single person's opinion to sway you. I may be blind or just
being a as*hat. See what other people say.

In my mind, if the climber is lower down, that may create the "tension" I
was speaking about, but again, just my opinion.

On Tue, Jul 13, 2010 at 9:44 PM, Aram Langhans <leicar at> wrote:

> First, sorry Tina.  I seem to have hijacked your thread.  Not intended.
> Richard.  Valid criticisms.
> The dynamic range was tremendous.  I did not try HDR, since I have never
> had any luck making that look "normal", so I just worked with the RAW files
> to achieve the best balance I could.  Besides, I have no idea how to blend
> as a panorama and HDR in the same photo.
> I can see that it lacks focus to someone who was not there, which is
> everybody seeing this photo, so in that respect I guess it is a weak photo.
> To me, it brings back the awe and vastness of this undercut and the feeling
> of walking behind the waterfall.  So, I would guess my focus was the
> waterfall framed as it was, and the people hopefully give it scale.  If
> course, if I have to explain this, the photo is a failure in that respect. 
> A
> panning video might be better suited to get the mood across.  And with 
> sound
> it would be even better.
> A sincere thanks for your comments.  I think these comments are far more
> instructive than, "nice job" comments.   I will try harder next time.
> Aram
>  From: Richard Man <richard at>
>> Subject: Re: [Leica] IMG: Panorama Muir Lake
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>> In my eyes only, the dynamic range is a bit too wide. The climber is too
>> "even" with the waterfall, so there's a lack of tension and feels like
>> just
>> two major elements meshed together. What's the focus? The climber in the
>> shade, or the waterfalls framed by the "eye?"
>> On Tue, Jul 13, 2010 at 6:54 AM, Aram Langhans <leicar at> wrote:
>>  I agree, Tina.  So easy it almost takes the fun out of it.  Ha.  You have
>>> some great ones.  I would think it would make a great large print.
>>> I just visited Silver Falls State Park in Oregon and did a CS5 Pano of my
>>> own:
>>> Best viewed large.
>>> Comments welcome.
>>> Aram
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