Monday, March 25, 2013

valley view


I snapped this lovely scene with my iphone, I loved the fresh dusting of snow on the higher hills highlighted by the setting sun. What I did not like was no matter how much I tried with my limited photoshop experience to add some more light to the foreground I kept washing out Mt. Baker and the hill top snow. I was going to post as is but then I decided to grab my camera and shoot the same scene the next day but earlier. (No problem since this is just down the road from home). 

Here is the sooc. 


I would LOVE suggestions!! Forget using the iphone? change camera settings? maybe bring a chair and wait for perfect lighting, does that exist in this situation? HELP!

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14 comments:

  1. I think it looks lovely as a "postcard" but I also like the sooc shot.

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  2. They're both great - such a beautiful setting. If you ever find the answer to your lighting question, I'd love to know - I have yet to figure it all out, but I'm trying.

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  3. Both are really great. I love the colors of the mountains in the first one. It looks like a painting.

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  4. Actually, I love that first one! Looks like a painting! (and now I see that someone else said that too) lol There is a problem with taking photos of barns. The best light seems to be early morning and late afternoon, when the sun is not directly overhead. And then of course it depends on which side of the road the barn is on! Crazy. I was taking photos the other day and some of the barns were just on the wrong side of the road. enjoyed this post!

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  5. I like both views, but the first one is more compelling. I don't think you can beat natural lighting, and with such lovely lighting as you had in the first one it just doesn't matter that the barn is in shadow. Like Karen, I have yet to figure it all out, but I'm having a fun time trying, and that's really what it's all about.

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  6. I think they are both beautiful, but I think I like the top one best. I don't have any tips for you. :)

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  7. What an absolutely lovely setting! : )

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  8. They're both pretty shots, but the first one is my favorite! The hill/mountains are a scene stealer.

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  9. I think both shots are fine...with the first being my favorite. I sure love it.

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  10. Wonderful farm scene. I wish I could see those mountains every day.

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  11. The light during different times of the day most certainly determines how Mt. Baker looks. I find that the earlier in the day I take the photos - the brighter it is - late afternoons give a more washed out look. Some one told me I needed a blue filter to get good shots of mountains far away - I've not tried it yet - but have one on order. Great shots.

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  12. Thank you all for your helpful comments, much appreciated!!!!

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  13. Beautiful! How lucky that you live so close to this lovely scene. With lighting, I usually just experiment and go back at different times of day.

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  14. Great photo for a phone shot. I am your newest follower and I would like to take this opportunity to invite you over to visit and hopefully to follow me back. I have met the nicest people through blogging, and it is great to meet a fellow blogger from Washington.
    Have a great day!
    Your newest blogging sister, Connie :)

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