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Keith Egnor
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I actually had weather nice enough to take a few night shots.  I got the best shot I have ever been able to take of Mars (with my DSLR using the 200mm lens with a 1.4 extender, making 280mm), and a reasonable shot of the moon.  
Everyone should know that on the morning of the 15th there will be a total eclipse of the moon from about 2 to 5 AM, EDST.
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It has been cold here.  Shots are of Lake Ontario, taken around 5:30 PM last evening.  I am told this is most unusual for the Great Lakes.
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Driving out on the ice will probably go on, just like the old days, until someone's car goes through the ice and sinks.
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Why HDR is so good at times.  The two shots, taken with a tripod, were post processed in CS 5 extended only with noise reduction.  The original two CR2 images were also combined in HDR Pro.  I increased detail, strength, and clarity.  The image produced was also noise reduced.  
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Sitting on the porch at the edge of a shadow from the roof, I noticed the cottonwood seeds floating in the air highlighted by the sun.  The number surprised me, so I decided to get a shot of them.  Both of these "blue" shots are of the same area of sky, with a circular polarized filter in place.  I increased the blacks to 50 and contrast to 55.  For the lighter one I increased clarity to 80; for the darker one I increased the exposure .75.  The other is the porch as it looked today at that time.
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We kind of live on it in the summer, +Dave Keys -- it faces a nice park, to the north.
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Judy and I went to an Orchid show Sunday at Sonnenberg Gardens.  The window with the epiphytes just struck me with the light and the tones.  The three of the white orchid are all the same plant, and remind me of how good my camera is...and how cool nature is, too.
All shots are hand held, with a 24-105 Canon lens.  The window photo is a three shot HDR (for details and tones), with some adjusting of saturation and vibrance.  The orange orchid is a blend using the PS auto-align and auto-blend.  The white orchid is a single shot, with very minor adjustments for noise, etc. 
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Our storm -- time lapse of the day, plus two night shots, and one taken today with sunshine.  I spent two and a half hours this morning with the snowblower, and it did a nice job.  
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We had 14 in the yard, but it varied from 12 - 18. It was a solid storm. We are travelling east on the Thruway now and eastern NY seems to have less
(On our way to see Sam.) 
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Winter scenes from Canandaigua.  
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Minimal processing as explained.  I did not use LR at all with this one.  
Sorry -- this post was supposed to have two other shots and explanation -- I will correct that.
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Zabriskie Point -- I took this shot and have been trying to emphasize the structure of the landscape.  The color work did not satisfy what I wanted, so I changed to B&W in PS, and went to LR for adjustments in Highlight (100), Shadows (80), White (50) and Black (31) as well as Clarity (20) and Noise Reduction (20 in Luminosity).  Back in PS I reopened the color version, did another B&W copy, and blended the background mountains to the LR adjusted B&W - with the adjustments in LR, they had become too washed out.
Comments on the success of my goal are sought, as well as comments on the processing choices.
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+Keith Egnor Glad I could help you! If you have questions feel free to ask ;-)
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Sometimes I over process.  These three shots show that.  One is a single shot, processed lightly in PS for saturation, vibrance, color, noise, exposure, brightness and contrast.  One is a Black&White version of that one in PS, with red and yellow increased and blue decreased.  Finally, one is an HDR done in PS HDR Pro (which includes the one shot, plus three others) with the detail increased and shadows removed, and then the same processing as the others.  My thought is that I like the HDR shot less than I like the single shot - not that I dislike any of them.  As for the B&W, I would have to think about the way the sky looks, with the splotchy look in the upper right corner...
Anyone have any thoughts on this?  The names of the shots under Photo Details tell which photo is the HDR.
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I just checked again.... and yeah, I think I like the middle one the best. It's funny... on one of my monitors (not calibrated) the end one looked like the HDR shot. On a different monitor which has been calibrated, the middle one looks like the HDR shot. I guess the question is whether the increase in shadow detail and deeper blues in the sky are worth the extra effort to obtain. All three of them are nice although, as I said, the far right one needs some color correcting ... to remove some of the blue cast in the snow. Otherwise, it's fine as far as I can see. 
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  Love my family.
  Love photography.  Have done a yearly calendar for the past six years for the extended family and close friends.
  Use CS 5.5 and LR 4; have used PS since 7, and have been gradually learning -- but have more to learn.  
  Use Canon 5D II, and 24-105 and 70-200 lenses.
  I have recently moved to starting to do my own printing, and have gotten a Canon Pixma Pro-100.  Again, I will have much to learn.
  I consider post-processing an integral part of making photographs.

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