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Grandes Jorasses
© Marek, Jul 2004
An experiment in duotones,
Camera used: Olympus C-3000
5*VOTING: number of votes 378
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I am supposed to have voted 5 for this but this is my first viewing.
It is worth a 6 though
sutty - 21/Nov/04
Almost certainly not a real shot - a shame, because it is stunning. You are brilliant at these photo-illustrations.
Tom Povey - 07/Dec/04
Real or not, bloody good!
Alex Purser - 09/Dec/04
what do you mean, 'not real'? please explain??
al siddons - 10/Apr/05
Would you explain how you created this photo. I like it, but it does not look like a single exposure. It looks like several photos have been stitched, and like the clouds have been enhanced in some way. It is very interesting.
TP - 19/Apr/05
I voted rubbish. It's too bleedin' small.
colski - 20/Apr/05
It's not stitched, just a crop of a single 3Mp frame. The original was converted to greyscale and tinted with duotone - a technique originally used in printing to make interesting prints with just two or three inks. Its also useful today because colour printers are better a printing duotone images than plain black'n'white ones. I also applied some dodging and burning locally to control the detail. The cloud are pretty much untouched. If you're interested, the colour original is on my website (see profile).
Marek - 21/Apr/05
Eh......
Keith Roughley - 30/Apr/05
That's awesome. I put the colour original as the background on my computer, replacing the evil monkey from family guy.
scurve - 22/Jun/05
Seems real to me - it's all original photographic printing techniques - no problem with that.
You think the Models on fashion mags are not edited in photoshop?
Great job.
ShaolinWood - 24/Jun/05
Beautiful image. Whats with the "real shot" comments? Ansel adams cropped his pics, and dodged and burned em too!
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ringo - 02/Jan/06
Fookin beautiful
JohnnyJ - 19/Jan/06
Awesome shot mate keep them coming.
Up High - 29/Apr/07
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