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My First Milky Way

I've been wanting to do this, well ... FOREVER! Finally, everything came together and I gave it a try. The location is behind Devils Tower, WY. (Next time I'll try to get the tower in the foreground!)

Processing was in Lightroom and Photoshop. Four images aligned and merged then processed mainly using Channels to create a mask, then applying curves adjustments.

This shot was worth losing a little sleep over!

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My First Milky Way

I've been wanting to do this, well ... FOREVER! Finally, everything came together and I gave it a try. The location is behind Devils Tower, WY. (Next time I'll try to get the tower in the foreground!)

Processing was in Lightroom and Photoshop. Four images aligned and merged then processed mainly using Channels to create a mask, then applying curves adjustments.

This shot was worth losing a little sleep over!

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm 
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View to a Landscape

I originally took this a few weeks ago during a workshop with the +Rocky Mountain School of Photography .  This is an 11 image HDR at 1 stop intervals processed in Lightroom CC.  At first I took it all the way to B&W, but didn't quite like the rendering.  I then tried to mask the window and bring back the green trees outside leaving the rest in B&W.  That wasn't quite right either.  (Nod to +Doug Johnson ... You're right!)  I've finally settled on taking all the sliders down to desaturate the image, then slowly bringing up the red, orange, and yellow sliders until I had the effect I was looking for.  I then brought back the green slider all the way and darkened the luminance for green as well to draw prominence to the window.

I'm hoping the viewer can't help being drawn to the window and wondering what the rest of the landscape looks like.  (Note:  Access to the room is restricted to the door from the point where I shot the photo ... Hence, I'm wondering just what view I might have been able to capture too!)

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+Mike Carraher Great details, angle, dynamics and light. Thanks for sharing with the Landscape Photography Community!
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Alien Landscape

I didn't quite know what to call this ... There's so many places in Yellowstone NP that qualify for this title! This image was taken at Mammoth Hot Springs shortly after sunrise.

Processing was in LR CC, then sent to PS as a smart object and further processed in Nik's Silver Efex Pro 2 and Sharpener Pro 3, then back to LR for output. This particular image just seemed to call to me for processing in a traditional B&W manner. It just seemed more powerful than it did in color.

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+Mike Carraher Wonderful composition, structures and light. Thanks for sharing with the Landscape Photography Community!
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Bison

They are not house cats - They do not preen themselves.

They are not lap dogs - Trust me: You would not like that.

They are not pigs - Though they do seem at home in the mud.

They are not pretty - They are majestic.

If one is on the road over which you would like to drive, pull over - Do not honk lest you make it mad or worse ... give it the idea you want to mate!

Taken in Theodore Roosevelt NP (ND), north unit ... Where the buffalo roam.
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My First Milky Way

I've been wanting to do this, well ... FOREVER! Finally, everything came together and I gave it a try. The location is behind Devils Tower, WY. (Next time I'll try to get the tower in the foreground!)

Processing was in Lightroom and Photoshop. Four images aligned and merged then processed mainly using Channels to create a mask, then applying curves adjustments.

This shot was worth losing a little sleep over!

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm 
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My First Milky Way

I've been wanting to do this, well ... FOREVER! Finally, everything came together and I gave it a try. The location is behind Devils Tower, WY. (Next time I'll try to get the tower in the foreground!)

Processing was in Lightroom and Photoshop. Four images aligned and merged then processed mainly using Channels to create a mask, then applying curves adjustments.

This shot was worth losing a little sleep over!

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm 
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View to a Landscape

I originally took this a few weeks ago during a workshop with the +Rocky Mountain School of Photography .  This is an 11 image HDR at 1 stop intervals processed in Lightroom CC.  At first I took it all the way to B&W, but didn't quite like the rendering.  I then tried to mask the window and bring back the green trees outside leaving the rest in B&W.  That wasn't quite right either.  (Nod to +Doug Johnson ... You're right!)  I've finally settled on taking all the sliders down to desaturate the image, then slowly bringing up the red, orange, and yellow sliders until I had the effect I was looking for.  I then brought back the green slider all the way and darkened the luminance for green as well to draw prominence to the window.

I'm hoping the viewer can't help being drawn to the window and wondering what the rest of the landscape looks like.  (Note:  Access to the room is restricted to the door from the point where I shot the photo ... Hence, I'm wondering just what view I might have been able to capture too!)

#GarnetGhostTown   #MT  

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm
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Alien Landscape

I didn't quite know what to call this ... There's so many places in Yellowstone NP that qualify for this title! This image was taken at Mammoth Hot Springs shortly after sunrise.

Processing was in LR CC, then sent to PS as a smart object and further processed in Nik's Silver Efex Pro 2 and Sharpener Pro 3, then back to LR for output. This particular image just seemed to call to me for processing in a traditional B&W manner. It just seemed more powerful than it did in color.

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm 
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Alien Landscape

I didn't quite know what to call this ... There's so many places in Yellowstone NP that qualify for this title! This image was taken at Mammoth Hot Springs shortly after sunrise.

Processing was in LR CC, then sent to PS as a smart object and further processed in Nik's Silver Efex Pro 2 and Sharpener Pro 3, then back to LR for output. This particular image just seemed to call to me for processing in a traditional B&W manner. It just seemed more powerful than it did in color.

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm 
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Wonderful contrast and details!!  Beautiful!  Thanks for sharing with the #LandscapePhotography theme!!  It's my pleasure to share your amazing photo to the +Landscape Photography page!  Check out all the great photos there including yours!!  
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Bison

They are not house cats - They do not preen themselves.

They are not lap dogs - Trust me: You would not like that.

They are not pigs - Though they do seem at home in the mud.

They are not pretty - They are majestic.

If one is on the road over which you would like to drive, pull over - Do not honk lest you make it mad or worse ... give it the idea you want to mate!

Taken in Theodore Roosevelt NP (ND), north unit ... Where the buffalo roam.
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