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Janine Fugere
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"As Seen by Janine: Eyes of the World Images" specializes in distinctive location portraits; wilderness, adventure & fine art photography; and photography instruction.
"As Seen by Janine: Eyes of the World Images" specializes in distinctive location portraits; wilderness, adventure & fine art photography; and photography instruction.

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La Bajareque over Volcán Region of Chiriquí, Panamá:

For my Landscape Challenge Day 3 Submission, I held true to my original intention to use the challenge to work on landscapes I've previously not gotten around to post-processing.

Friday's shot of Great Sand Dunes National Monument was one of my "neglected" photo adventures; my 2013 summer adventure in Chiriquí, Panamá was another I've deeply been yearning to process!

This photo was taken in the Volcán Region of the Chiriquí province of Panamá. Great thanks to photographer Ron Elkind, who not only made my trip to Panamá possible, but also drove me up into the highlands of Volcán, where this photo and many others were taken.

While the entire scene is the subject of this shot, I am especially happy to have a photo of Panama's famous "La Bajareque" which means "mist from the north." This shot was taken with a northeast point-of-view. You can see La Bajareque making its way over those northern highland slopes, coming in from the left of the scene. I can almost feel the mist again as I am looking at this photo!

Yes, the greens truly are that green in Panamá, due to all that mist. In fact, Panamá is so vividly green that it can be problematic in photos because green is a color which can tend to reproduce "out-of-gamut" (in layman's terms, more vivid than the human eye or modern printers can handle). To compensate, I desaturated the green by about 5, and also used an adjustment brush in Lightroom to darken the grassy area of the scene, but pumped up the highlights to prevent this area from becoming too lacking in contrast.

Incidentally, this is another HDR produced using my new "Realistic HDR" workflow outlined in yesterday's tutorial on As Seen by Janine's Photo Blog. This time, the image was made using only 3 bracketed exposures, at the metered exposure, and +/ 2EV. Sometimes 3 exposures is plenty to do the job, on images like this which don't have super extreme contrasts in the tonal range.

I'm happy to have another memory of my Chiriquí, Panamá adventures captured as a finished photograph.

Time to enlarge, print & frame!  #LaBajareque #Panama #Volcán #Chiriquí  
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Here is the behind-the-scenes tutorial on my new realistic HDR workflow used to create yesterday's black and white landscape of Great Sand Dunes National Monument.

Check out the tutorial on As Seen by Janine's Photo Blog!
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Great Sand Dunes National Monument and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, a 9-Exposure-HDR created using my new Realistic HDR Workflow.

Stay tuned for an "As Seen by Janine's Photo Blog" tutorial explaining my full workflow to create this stunning black and white landscape.

Thanks to photographer, +Chris Lord for including me in a 3-Day-Landscape Challenge, giving me incentive to work on some landscapes I've never gotten around to post processing.

I love this photograph and was overjoyed last night when I hooked up my HD laptop to my new HDTV for the first time ever and saw this enlarged on a 42 inch screen.

That is giving me the confidence to decide for certain that I'm going to enlarge it and submit it to Louisville Art Association's National Juried Photo Show this summer!
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You go Franey! I began photography around age 7 but it took me much longer in life to become a professional. It is so exciting to read of teens like you discovering their true calling in photography at so young an age. You're an inspiration!
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I simply MUST share this. It is One of the best night photography shots I've ever seen, and that is a lot of photos! This is SUPERB!!!
Enjoy The Stars in Abraham Lake At Night!!👌
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