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Northwest ridge of Nevado Chopicalqui seen from close to the summit, 6345m, Cordillera Blanca, Peru.
© Alexandre Buisse, Jun 2009
Camera used: Nikon D90
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Does that make this your website? It's been quite useful.
http://www.luminous-landscape.com/tutorials/mountain-climbing.shtml
Caspar - 14/Jan/10
I am the author of the article, yes, but the website is run by Michael Johnston.
I'm glad it's been useful, especially as I am turning this article into an entire book...
Alexandre Buisse - 14/Jan/10
Erf, I meant Michael Reichmann, sorry.
Alexandre Buisse - 14/Jan/10
I really like the image but it looks more like a painting than a picture to me. Was there much post processing involved?
andrewnward - 14/Jan/10
No, very little, just a bit of contrast adjustment. The light on that day was just incredible.
Alexandre Buisse - 14/Jan/10
When you say 'very little post processing', what have you actually done to the image? I think it's very dream-like, and I like it. The sharp edges have remained sharp, but the blending of tones is very very smooth - almost un-naturally so. It's all very surreal, I'd love to know how you achieved this effect.
wee jamie - 14/Jan/10
Again, there is no post-processing effect. This is really what it looked like. All I did was decrease brightness and increase contrast a bit, which are very standard manipulations.
Alexandre Buisse - 14/Jan/10
Excellent photo, there is something surreal as you say wee jamie, if you run reduce noise in photoshop a number of times in photoshop it makes those parts of the photo selected go soft which might produce something similar to this.
Garbhanach - 14/Jan/10
Fabulous fabulous lighting and detail - I would love to look at this as a high quality print rather than on my PC screen - even though Im a (friendly) rival in the comp - this deserves to be right up there as a winner.
David Hooper - 30/Jan/10
absolutely spectacular! would look amazing framed up on the wall. cant sing your praises enough you arty beast!
Mike Goldthorp - 02/Feb/10
I can't explain it but it just looks photoshoped to me. I,ve no doubt that the only manipulation is what you have stated, but there are strange annomilies such as the out of focus clouds, yet the ridge is pin-sharp, and yet the snow is incredibly soft and smooth, just like ice-cream. dispite all that iot still a stunning image. Did you have a tripod here, I know it's unlikely but thought that a very slow shutter speed might explain the effect, like we often see on beach shots. The image works so much better in B&W echoing a feeling of Washburn & Adams et al.
Sean Kelly - 05/Feb/10
first class mono
Brian - 05/Feb/10
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