Randy Dykstra  

Shane's View by Randy Dykstra

February 2021 - Shane's View

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Shane's View

This is the view from the cabin used in the movie "Shane" back in the 50s. The Grand Teton range is in the background. It was shot with a D850 and Tamron 24-70mm @31mm 1/320 f/6.3
I'm actually surprised at the depth of field of this image. I believe I focused on the far wood in the left side of the frame and was able to get most of the shot in acceptable focus. This was before I learned to blend focus stacks and I've gone back and done so but the colors, clouds and snow haven't ever looked the same.

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8 comments posted

Bob Patrick   Bob Patrick
Great shot. The only suggestion I have is maybe burn in the clouds a touch.   Posted: 02/01/2021 10:32:42
Randy Dykstra   Randy Dykstra
yeah that could help as they look blown out. This was a shot accidentally in jpg format. My camera had a major glitch and completely froze up the day prior. I had to completely remove all power and do a full up factory reset and eventually got working again. But it took me a while to get all my settings set back to what I had them. I didn't try to re-edit the photo, as I wanted to hear comments first.   Posted: 02/01/2021 12:38:45

Raymond Zurschmitten   Raymond Zurschmitten
Charming image where the logic is reversed by the deterioration: the beautiful nature becomes apparent by looking into the 'interior' of the dilapidated building.I really like the composition, the colors and the angle of view - well done!   Posted: 02/02/2021 10:31:08

Marilyn Peake   Marilyn Peake
That's an absolutely delightful photograph! It works especially well with the bright colors.   Posted: 02/03/2021 23:00:20

Arief Rahardjo
Great idea to use available woods as frame. Color combination between orange and blue always interesting. Nice shot.   Posted: 02/05/2021 03:57:33

Paul Hoffman   Paul Hoffman
One of my favourite films, looks like the cabin has not done so well, shame the highlights have blown, I did have to look twice to see if this was a reflection. Good view to have from your window.   Posted: 02/08/2021 06:55:47

Randy Dykstra   Randy Dykstra
I went back and did just a little bit of work as my PS skills have improved since I last worked on this image. It is interesting what I thought was acceptable 4 years ago vs now.   Posted: 02/08/2021 11:34:24
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Isaac Vaisman M.D.   Isaac Vaisman M.D.
(Groups 4 & 58 & 72)
Randy, I like your second iteration better than the first. You removed most of the blue hue present in the wood and the background, and perhaps could benefit from additional desaturation. I like the framing.   Posted: 02/22/2021 14:08:17
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