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Sunset Over The Valley by PictureElement Sunset Over The Valley by PictureElement
Villnöss/Funes Valley, Dolomites, Alps, Italy

"Geislerspitzen/Le Odle"
The two highest peaks: Furchetta (left) and Sass Rigais (right) both are 3025 mt/9924 ft

On the left you can basically see the top of the valley with its beautiful pastures and huts and little trails.

This was taken from a trail that leads along the feet of the smaller opposite mountain range. On the way back from a little alp the light finally touched the clouds.

This is a panorama of three horizontals.
I double processed the RAW files and blended them manually before they were merged to a panorama and cropped.


Nikon D50
DX 18-55mm
GND 0.9
f11
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:iconfruitbatslyra:
fruitbatslyra Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow....so beautiful... :faint:
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:iconemmanueldautriche:
emmanueldautriche Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011   Photographer
Nice one...)
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GraphiteColours Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! You've been featured in my weekly journal here: [link]
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:iconawsmdragonqueen:
awsmdragonqueen Featured By Owner May 9, 2011
Such a view! :wow:
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:iconioasan:
IoaSan Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010   Photographer
Your work was featured in my journal: [link] :love:
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:iconpictureelement:
PictureElement Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010   Photographer
thanks so much!
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chrisgin Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010
Incredible shot!
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DegradeFlower Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009
Featured! :love: [link]
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icarus-ica Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009
gute arbeit , verdiente DD , congrats!
sieht einfach nur beeindruckend aus...
:thumbsup:
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:iconpictureelement:
PictureElement Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009   Photographer
vielen dank!!
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:iconbeta9:
Beta9 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009   Photographer
in my opinion, no one can top you in capturing the beauty of the European countryside
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:iconpictureelement:
PictureElement Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009   Photographer
:bow:

Sounds great. Unfortunately I haven't been to that much places in Europe yet. But I hope to get to see most of the really spectacular european landscapes.
There are so much photographers in the world capturing the european landscape..There are lots of photographers who still top me!
But always striving for improvement..who knows :)
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SoroLogin55 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009
Beautiful :clap:
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:iconpictureelement:
PictureElement Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009   Photographer
Thank you!
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Baston1975 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009
Stunning!
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:iconpictureelement:
PictureElement Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009   Photographer
thanks a lot
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CalleHoglund Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009
Congrats mate!
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:iconpictureelement:
PictureElement Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009   Photographer
Thanks mate!
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009
Congrats on the DD Max :-)
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:iconpictureelement:
PictureElement Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009   Photographer
Thanks Andy :)
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009  Professional Photographer
Congratulations on your DD Maximilian!
Definitely well deserved, loved that image right from the start!
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:iconpictureelement:
PictureElement Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009   Photographer
Thanks very much!!
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:icon21citrouilles:
21citrouilles Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009
The clarity and colours are splendid on this image. :)
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:iconpictureelement:
PictureElement Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2009   Photographer
Thanks a lot!!
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:iconhiraku-kun:
hiraku-kun Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
breath-taking
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:iconpictureelement:
PictureElement Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2009   Photographer
thank you!!
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NaughtyBoy83 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009
Beuatiful.
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:iconpictureelement:
PictureElement Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009   Photographer
Thank you!
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HelenaRey Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Mother Nature can pull some fancy tricks on us, and you know how to capture them.
Brilliant. :heart:
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:iconpictureelement:
PictureElement Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009   Photographer
Indeed! Thank you!
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Talik13 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009  Student Photographer
"I double processed the RAW files and blended them manually"

How does one go about doing that (or rather, what does it mean to double process). I know how to work with RAW files and do an HDR, but how do you blend them manually?
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PictureElement Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009   Photographer
Either you take two differently exposed images in the field or you open the same RAW file twice and change correct the exposure value in PS.

There are basically two ways of blending:
Overexposing one image in order to bring out details in the shadows and underexposing the other image in order to bring out details in the highlights.
Then layering them and merge them.
(if you want detailed info on how to merge them tell me)

Then there is another more accurate method to blend photos:
You process one image so that i.e. the foreground is correctly exposed and another one where i.e. the sky is correctly exposed. Then you layer them and use the erase tool to make the correctly exposed sky of the one image visible in the one with the correctly exposed foreground. You've kind of a hybrid image then.
With this mehtod you can quite differentiatedly edit different parts of an image.

I personally use more the first method since the second one takes a lot of time and is not often necessary for me. Normally I've adequately exposed photos where I don't have to correct so much but just want to bring out some details.

Here is a website where the different blending methods are described: [link]

Hope that helps!
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Talik13 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009  Student Photographer
Thanks! I'll have to try that sometime
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:iconpictureelement:
PictureElement Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2009   Photographer
it's worth at least a try. i wouldn't establish it as the standard post-processing but sometimes it's quite good!
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walking-on-air Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Gorgeous! :D
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:iconpictureelement:
PictureElement Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009   Photographer
Thank you!
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:iconmikeycd:
mikeycd Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009
Mexico DF seria asi de lindo si no lo contaminaran todo el tiempo.
cuando llueve puede llegar a ser increible.
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:iconpictureelement:
PictureElement Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009   Photographer
Que es Mexico DF? Ensenamelo!
La verdad es que es una pena que tantos paraisos estan distruidos por contaminacion, indiferencia y ignorancia del hombre.
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mikeycd Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009
si, pienso hacer un proyecto sobre eso, pero antes necesito que llueva en la mañana/tarde para tener suficiente luz y un ambiente limpio. Pero recientemente no ha llovido en la ciudad, y eso que se supone que es epoca de lluvias.

cuando consiga las fotos te envio una nota
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:iconpictureelement:
PictureElement Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2009   Photographer
vale hazlo cuando las tengas! estoy curioso como es!!
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VegaBoralis Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009   Writer
One more reason to go to Italy. Wow! Gorgeous. Stunning. Etc. etc.
This is why I'm a (pseudo-)photographer and not an artist: who can top that?
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PictureElement Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009   Photographer
Thanks a lot. Italy is gorgeous indeed. I can only recomend the Dolomites! It's one of the few really wild landscapes in Europe though there is more and more tourism.

It is all about exercising, collecting experience, experimenting, developing vision...The ability of taking good photos is not inherent. Certainly talent is always helpful and maybe required to create really good work but I would not judge yourself too hard.
Just try and experiment and you'll see if you're getting better!!
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VegaBoralis Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009   Writer
Thanks for the encouragement. I just need to go out and try and get a few good shots. I also need to do a lot of other thing, but I swear that twenty-four hours per day is just not enough. Oh, well.
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PictureElement Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009   Photographer
That's true but if it is your passion there has to be some time! Although I know these problems, I didn't touch my camera for 2 or 3 months now.
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Shizaara Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009
Truly incredible! That beauty really takes my breath away.

No touch-ups at all? That's how the picture was shot? Amazing either way-- I love this picture! :)
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PictureElement Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009   Photographer
Thanks so much.
Well I did a manual blend of two RAW files to bring out more details and then did some typical routine editing like a bit additional saturation (about 10-15 in PS) some dodging and burning and slight contrast pushing with the curve. That's it.
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Shizaara Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009
Ah, ok, I see. But how beautiful is nature when that's all the touch-up work that photo took? Incredible! :)
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PirateWolfBlade Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009
Wow. This is just absolutely stunning. The clarity and such is just flawless. Amazing job. Did you have to hike somewhere to get this shot?
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PictureElement Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009   Photographer
Thanks a lot!
Yap. I hiked about 2.5h to get to a little alp. On the way back the sun set and the light turned gorgeous.
It was a 5h hike to get there and back.
After the sun had set I hiked about 1h in total darkness with a headlight :)
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PirateWolfBlade Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009
Nice!! That sounds like it must've been a ton of fun =D
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