Evolution Basin

Mt. Mendel and Mt. Darwin from the outlet of Sapphire Lake - August 2006

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sierratrekkin

sierratrekkin - Aug 20, 2006 12:09 pm - Hasn't voted

That Magical Light!

Misha, you often seem to capture what it is like to be there in person! Truly it is "the Range of Light!"
Congrats on another great moment...

Misha

Misha - Aug 21, 2006 8:57 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: That Magical Light!

Thank you for your nice comment. You summarized my photo ambitions very well. It is may main goal to bring a captured scene to what I saw with my own eyes as close as possible.

Carbo

Carbo - Aug 21, 2006 10:47 pm - Voted 10/10

awesome

as always. How was the Alaska trip?

Misha

Misha - Aug 21, 2006 11:38 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: awesome

Thanks! Alaska trip was rough, eye opening and inspiring. I am contemplating to write a TR. Hopefully, I will find some time for it in the next few weeks. Stay tuned.

Kenzo Okawa

Kenzo Okawa - Aug 22, 2006 10:52 am - Voted 10/10

Wonderfu shot!

Appropriate composition and impressive color are superb. Congratulations!

Misha

Misha - Aug 22, 2006 4:44 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Wonderfu shot!

Thanks Kenzo!

chskier

chskier - Aug 22, 2006 10:22 pm - Voted 10/10

Nice!

Another great one. Boy, a polarizer is a guys best friend, eh?

Misha

Misha - Aug 22, 2006 11:09 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice!

Heh... actually GND filter is a guys best friend. polarizer is just along for the ride :)

chskier

chskier - Aug 23, 2006 4:22 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Nice!

Wow. I see the effects of the polarizer but I can't figure out where you placed the graduation. Never would have guessed GND. Nice work.

Misha

Misha - Aug 23, 2006 10:51 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice!

GND was essential here for properly exposing the water and the rock in the foreground. I used a soft-edge filter so it is hard to see its presence.

1mvertical

1mvertical - Aug 23, 2006 1:47 am - Voted 10/10

Amazing shot...

It speaks for itself. I hope you framed a copy for yourself. Nice work.

Misha

Misha - Aug 23, 2006 10:51 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Amazing shot...

I sure did. Thank you!

Luciano136

Luciano136 - Aug 23, 2006 3:10 pm - Voted 10/10

Another one

You keep bringing them on Misha! If you're not doing this as a job yet, you should!

Misha

Misha - Aug 23, 2006 10:52 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Another one

Thanks man. I am developing this on the side and so far things are looking promising. Becoming a full-time nature photographer is very hard these days due to the market saturation. So I am hoping to get there little by little.

awagher

awagher - Aug 24, 2006 7:43 pm - Voted 10/10

Good Job

Misha you have a great eye. Your photos are great.

Misha

Misha - Aug 24, 2006 8:39 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Good Job

Thank you! I am glad that you're enjoying them.

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

Ejnar Fjerdingstad - Aug 24, 2006 8:42 pm - Voted 10/10

Outstanding

This must be one of the best SP photos ever!

David Senesac

David Senesac - Aug 25, 2006 3:39 am - Hasn't voted

comment on our unnatural saturation status quo

A quite aesthetic image of alpenglow but like most of your other images, unnaturally saturated which seems to be the status quo with many photographers using either saturated films or new digital cameras and what the audience here on summitpost likes to see. As though the experiences we see in person are not good enough. Thus every dusk shot needs glowing pink and purples and every alpenglow on rock is glowing deep red. I on the other hand prefer to both make and value more highly other's images that look like the way I see them whether or not that is as impressive as technology might render them. ...David

Oxygen

Oxygen - Aug 30, 2006 5:27 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: comment on our unnatural saturation status quo

unfortunately, we seem to be in the minority with this opinion. I have several photos that would be outrageous if I were to move that 'saturation' slider up a bit

Misha

Misha - Aug 30, 2006 5:59 pm - Hasn't voted

Wait a minute...

Let me clarify something. My goal as a photographer is to get the best possible results out of my camera without needing to heavily post process. That could mean warm and saturated colors, such as the ones produced by Fuji Velvia film. Fortunately, my equipment allows me to produce the desired results. Call me lazy or a purist, but I do not like to tweak photos in Photoshop too much aside from obvious things such as sharpness and contrast. If you think that I heavily tweak saturation in my photos, think again... Having said that, many people (myself included) love warm colors that certain films and cameras produce. I take photos the way they are because I love how they look, first and foremost. This is how I remember these scenes. The reason why my photos look saturated is because I often use circular polarizing filters and increase dynamic range with graduated neutral density filters. I also shoot at times when the light is the warmest such as magic hours. Some like to take photos with film that is less saturated or shoot in a less than perfect light... that is their choice and right. I am just different. Before dismissing this approach, one may want to get familiar with works of very accomplished nature photographers such as Galen Rowell. IMHO, their work is as relevant today as it was decades ago.

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