Janice Rosner  

Pioneer Basin Sunrise by Janice Rosner

September 2020 - Pioneer Basin Sunrise

September 2020 - Janice Rosner


About the Image(s)

My image for this month is from my recent pack trip into Pioneer Basin in the High Sierras. It was a fabulous trip and I hope to go again for fall colors the end of the month. At the moment the area I’m supposed to go to his impacted by smoke from fires so we’ll see. Fingers crossed.

This was taken at sunrise with my Sony a7riii and my Sony 24-105 lens 44mm. F16, 1/10s on a tripod.

In ACR adjusted texture, clarity and vibrance and adjusted the color temp a bit. In PS I adjusted the color in the the grass, trees and mountains and added the sky.

Unfortunately, although we had clouds and rain everyday, each morning was cloudless and while the sky tried to get to a nice color, it was dull.

11 comments posted

David Blass   David Blass
Wow, Janice! This is beautiful! It is very well composed, with interesting fore-, middle- and backgrounds. The soft colors give a feeling of tranquility, and the image is sharp throughout. Great job altering the sky, and its reflection is masterful.   Posted: 09/11/2020 08:13:10
Janice Rosner   Janice Rosner
Thank you for your kind comments. I don't often do sky replacements, in fact have never done one like this. But, despite having clouds for most of the day, each mornig the sky was clear. The light was nice that am but the image needed something to make it more than a pleasant memory. I appreciate your comments. Thank you.   Posted: 09/11/2020 11:21:41

Walter Swett   Walter Swett
Janice, I think this is a great scene-another calendar or postcard shot. To me the image is sharp throughout and I like the composition and think you did an excellent job adding the clouds and the reflections.

For my taste, the mountains seem a little flat and washed out. I played around with your image a bit by making some localized adjustments in Lightroom to the highlight area of the mountain on the right (highlights -73) and then adding a graduated filter on the sky and mountains (Highlights -66, Shadows 25, clarity 15, dehaze 37, sharpness 26) and finally added a vignette (amount -16, midpoint 79, roundness 14, feather 28, highlights 36).

I'm not sure if these edits are consistent with the feeling you wanted to convey or not. What do you think?   Posted: 09/11/2020 10:25:53
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Janice Rosner   Janice Rosner
I love what you did, Walter. I didn't even think of that as those mountains are very light and in the am sun, they looked even lighter. I'm going to play with the image based on what you did. Thank you so much.   Posted: 09/11/2020 11:27:06
Janice Rosner   Janice Rosner
So I played with it this am, Walter. I like your changes. That's why it's good to have more eyes. I remember those mountains being so bright that am. Thanks so much. I think it's an improvement.   Posted: 09/11/2020 12:25:13

Walter Swett   Walter Swett
Glad you found the feedback useful.   Posted: 09/11/2020 12:30:24
Janice Rosner   Janice Rosner
yes, thank you for taking the time to play with my image   Posted: 09/11/2020 12:31:45
Paul Smith   Paul Smith
(Group 93)
Some of us, outside Group 75 found this very useful...thanks   Posted: 09/14/2020 11:48:58

Thomas Bell   Thomas Bell
Hi Janice, Beautiful image (focus, framing and lighting). I do agree with Walter that the mountains seem a little flat. I processed your original with Google filter, "Detail Extractor" and got the attached photo. I hope that it still conveys the feeling you were trying to achieve.   Posted: 09/18/2020 22:56:27
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Janice Rosner   Janice Rosner
I think that was a good idea. I often use detail x with fur & feathers. I think this was a good suggestion. Thank you.   Posted: 09/19/2020 10:59:03

Muhammed Rafeek   Muhammed Rafeek
Great Image, good combo, I feel a bit over exposed, little under exposure could have avoided a the flat feel, but enjoyed the reflection.   Posted: 09/20/2020 12:27:44


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