Max Burke, APSA  


Rock Feature in SE Oregon by Max Burke, APSA

May 2020 - Rock Feature in SE Oregon

About the Image(s)

Image taken on a rugged drive and hike into Leslie gulch 40 miles from Boise to SW Oregon. It is wild country and I hiked from the main road a couple of miles into the high desert country with amazing country. This feature shows a large rock and sky as the main features with a look at typical ground features. Taken on Apr 12, 2018. I used a 2 stop HDR with Nikon 750 with 24mm focal length. Openings f/11 with ISO 200. Image times were 160 sec, 1/250 sec and 1/1000 sec. Processed with Auora 2019 which provided an excellent image requiring just a very few slight adjustments. I am now becoming a true Auora HDR fan with this version.


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10 comments posted

Brad Ashbrook   Brad Ashbrook
The processing is natural with a little bit of extra saturation. The lighting on the front tree is nice, just wished it stood out more from the background. Awesome clouds!   Posted: 05/15/2020 12:31:50

Rick Cloran   Rick Cloran
The processing looks good and the clouds are awesome. I find I'm wishing for a bit more of an angle between the position of the pine in the foreground and the rock at the top of the rise. I really like the way that rock and ridgeline show against the sky and clouds.   Posted: 05/17/2020 18:21:55
Bill Buchanan   Bill Buchanan
Hi Rick...Look at Content Aware Move in Max's image. It blew me away.   Posted: 05/25/2020 15:06:43
Rick Cloran   Rick Cloran
I'm definitely going to have to check that one out.   Posted: 05/25/2020 18:13:00
Bill Buchanan   Bill Buchanan
When I first did it I said Holy Crap. When you move the object you can also change the size of it.   Posted: 05/25/2020 21:47:47

Bill Buchanan   Bill Buchanan
I nice capture with good colors.You did have a terrific sky. I recently read an article about composition and how to objects placed diagonally in a scene do wonders for overall balance. My main concern is that the tree in the foreground is almost directly below the rock formation. Placing the tree in a different location and diagonal to the rock would enhance to composition. I you can't change the tree location you can always use Photoshop Content Aware Move.   Posted: 05/25/2020 15:00:03
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Lisa Cuchara   Lisa Cuchara
wow, like the tree moved!   Posted: 05/31/2020 12:03:12

Larry Treadwell   Larry Treadwell
(Groups 36 & 67 & 89)
Hey! Quit messing with Mother Nature!! Just kidding. I like to gardening work very much. I agree with your comment about the diagonals.

This image really makes great use of all the vertical lines. I especially like the clouds.   Posted: 05/26/2020 14:30:22

Mahmoud Raslan   Mahmoud Raslan
Beautiful composition and angle of view. Nice blending and lovely color tones. Wonderful sky and clouds. Beautiful texture of the rocks.   Posted: 05/31/2020 10:53:28

Lisa Cuchara   Lisa Cuchara
Love this scene -- and you were blessed with neat clouds too. I do like Bill's content aware move version   Posted: 05/31/2020 19:44:45