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Hans Mast
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White-backed Vulture, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

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I traveled to the far north of Norway in January of 2016 hoping to see and photograph the Northern Lights. I saw them faintly on the drive from the airport to my first Airbnb for the night, but by the time I arrived, they had retired for the night. Furthermore, British Airways was holding my tripod hostage at London Heathrow, so I would have had to jury rig something with uncertain results. Despite spending nearly a week in the Lofote...
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Hi +Hans Mast, +Les Imgrund, Nice picture. I've tried to capture the northern lights but they never seem to come out how I'd like. 
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A Hindu traditional healer sensing a patient's illness in Kathmandu, Nepal

Sony A7s, 90mm f/2.8 OSS Macro, 1/320th, f/2.8. ISO 1000
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Hi Hans! Great shots. The one of the dad and daughter is of me and my daughter. Would you mind sending a copy to me? Thanks rich thrasher rthrash3@gmail.com
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There are a couple of interesting details within the big scene. The Fire Twirler. The couple at the table. The group of four. The plane flying overhead. The stars. It's where the #A7rII  really shines with its 42mp. This was taken with the Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 at f/4 IIRC. The base is a blend of three bracketed exposures in #Photomatix with details enhanced in #MacPhunIntensify  and then several of many frames pulled in for timing on little details. #TreyUSA #HDR #Dallas #KlydeWarrenPark  #KWP
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Reflections in Muse Family Performance Pavilion, Klyde Warren Park. #Dallas #TreyUSA #HDR #Photomatix #MacPhunIntensify #A7rII 10-18mm, 16mm, ISO 100, f/8, 3 bracketed shots
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Awesome bro!
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I just returned from a packed family trip to the British Isles. In 2.5 weeks, my parents, four siblings, and myself visited London, England, Wales, Scotland, Edinburgh, Northern Ireland, Ireland, and Dublin. (I had found a fantastic deal for about $450 per person roundtrip in business class, which I booked for the whole family about 9 months ago. Subscribe to my Deals email list to be occasionally notified of deals like that. Over the...
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Can anyone recommend a place that does same-day sensor cleanings? I'm flying into Love tomorrow morning and out of DFW tomorrow evening and need to get my sensors cleaned in between.
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Thanks +Stephan Bollinger! (And +Ollie Dale.) Excellent suggestions. I actually have 28 frames that I caught of this particular scene. I had the A7s + FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro on silent shooting which is the only way that would not have been extremely rude and obnoxious. I like both of these framings better. The one provides more context, background, and a 3rd character (white-bearded guru) on the right side of the image. It does risk distracting and reducing the simplicity of the photo. The other one is framed pretty much the way you were thinking (I believe) without any complications.

I tried processing both the way you suggested. You were spot on with the blown highlights and temperature. Rookie mistakes, sorry. Thanks. (In my defense, I had spent about five minutes on it in Lightroom on the flight from Kathmandu to Doha.)

I've never done bleach bypass. I Googled some tutorials and tried to do it in PS, but as a rank amateur, my results were not stellar. I then broke down and bought the Nik Collection (which I'd been lusting after for some time and which apparently is famed for their Bleach Bypass in Color Efex).

Back to my handling the blown highlights, in the RAW processing, my Highlights slider in LR was already at -100 (and stacking extra -100 Highlights layers in LR don't have much or a pleasant effect IME), so I leaned heavily on using the Exposure slider to bring down the overall exposure. I valiantly heeded your instructions to not worry about left of the face (indeed all of image) falling to dark. It does end up changing the feel of the image significantly (including removing some of the feeling of light coming in from right). I do think I like it better, but am still processing mentally.

Did I do what you were thinking? Which framing do you prefer?
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For those who want to see it, this was critiqued on show 46:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlVVyCHjAxw
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