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Chris Collacott
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Is this Photoshop?  

Actually, it's a 3 image panoramic using a 10-stop filter, a physical filter in front of the lens - which achieves the cloud time-lapse effect in the sky.  There are some very neat effects you can get out without using post-processing.   Of course, since I shoot using a DSLR - some digital processing is required :)   Come visit here too! http://on.fb.me/RmIdvk 
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Yep, no right or wrong. My opinion on film processing - which I did from about 1986 to 2007 - is that it helped teach you when to stop in a way that digital can't: with printing and toning/bleaching etc, you could actually physically destroy the image if you went too far. That doesnt really happen with digital and there was no CtrlZ in the darkroom. So you learned the hard way and risked wasting a lot of materials and money. The biggest thing with any processing is knowing when to stop. It's like cooking: one ingredient too far or one ingredient in too much quantity and you kill the flavour and ruin the dish. I dont think that anything about digital is wrong. I think the film fad at the moment is for many people 90% or more about the look of the cameras and the fact that any sort of minority sport is seen as 'cool'. And for many retro is always seen as cooler than new. There are things about film which are awesome and unique. But for me the fact is that aged 16, in 1985, I was fantasising about a camera that could shoot 1000 shots, black and white, colour, 25ISO to 3200ISO on the same roll; that didnt cost me anything when I pushed the button and that I could see instantly. I have that camera now. So apart from the 4x5 plate camera, which does something unique that I can't do with any of my current digital gear, I have no yearning to go backwards or hang onto film. I outgrew 35mm film in about 1988 anyways. The Epson RD1 gives me my rangefinder buzz without needing film. 
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Where on earth is this?   For more, please like my FB as well :  http://on.fb.me/N0LHaQ
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Just a wild guess - Spotted Lake, BC, Canada.
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Pano of the Day!   Well, week I guess - I have to admit I don't get out enough to have a new one each day, lol.   Well, summer has finally arrived in VanCity - so finally some clear cloudless skies for sunsets.  While I do prefer the perfect clouds to glow in the dark red brilliance of the setting sun, the clear blue hues still help contrast with the city skyline and all the details within.   Also, if you LIKE this image, please come LIKE my page too in FB: http://on.fb.me/P8plTA
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Wonderful shot!  I photographed near the same spot but I like the image that you captured a lot better =)
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Photo of the day! Point Atkinson, aka, Lighthouse Park - one of my favorite locations to shoot. I just love the contrast of the rugged rocks vs the smooth silky sea in the background. This is one of the more challenging shots as it is long exposure (using 10-stop & 3-stop ND reverse graduated filter) in addition to being a pano. Of course, the best part is just hanging out with this view! Have a good one! If you like this photo, please LIKE my page in FB!  http://on.fb.me/N0LHaQ 
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good
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One Galaxy, One Cloud, and many spots!
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Brilliant!
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Do you like clouds and buildings?   Also, if you LIKE this image, please come LIKE my page too in FB: http://on.fb.me/P8plTA
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Um, ok, so what is this???   Can anyone guess? :)  
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Kubrick's rejected colors?  :)    A geostrata timeline?
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Beautiful.  Colors are fantastic.
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Are those colours photoshopped in??  nope!   The reason the ocean has a 'blue' spot is because there happens to be a huge spotlight from the shore, shining to show manta rays feeding on the surface of the water.   The sky got a bit pinker than normal because i was using a cheaper ND grad filter at the time, and gave it a bit of a red/pink tone.   You don't see any manta rays because it's a 30 second exposure, so they are kidna lost in time ;).  WEB: www.avision.ca - FB: http://on.fb.me/N0LHaQran
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Rerally pretty, wonderful color!.
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