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Into The Distance by NicolasAlexanderOtto Into The Distance by NicolasAlexanderOtto

_______Tech Info
   Pentax K20D
   SMC DA 18 - 55mm f/3.5 - 5.6 AL II
   Canon Deluxe 200 Tripod
   Aperture: f/8
   Shutter Speed 1/250sec
   ISO-Value: 100
   Focal Length: 42mm
   Filters: Hama BSC CPL

_____Random Info
The Grand Teton Range in Wyoming; the foreground is the nice Jackson lake in which I also took a swim in the evening that day (I know it's prohibited but I didn't fly 14000km there not to do it).

This is one of the few panorama shots I made on my trip. I usually don't like doing panoramas because it's alot of work stitching and correcting the images, but since I didn't have my Sigma 10-20 back then I saw no other chance to capture the range. I tried to get the sky nice and blue at an even level but since I had my CPL on it didn't work out so well. In the end I corrected most things manually which was quite some work, and it's still not perfect but there's not much I can do beyond this point. But I'm still pretty content with the outcome.

Notice in that in the middle of the picture beneath the Tetons peak there is a forest fire emitting smoke which somehow adds a nice feeling to the image commenting on the unusal heat that lasted during September. But it also makes the left part a little more hazy. The original file was 15736x3175).

_____Update Info
After seeing the resized version on DevART I figured my job denoising it wasn't good enough thus I reworked my settings and updated it.

_____Update Info_2
I finally got around to exchange the jpg with a reasonable png to get rid of the artifacts in the image.

Featured here: [link]

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Toothrot Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Student Photographer
Na toll. Ich kann das Bild nicht zu meinen Favourites hinzufügen, weils schon drin ist :D

Hab grade gesehn, dass du eine K20D benutzt. Das macht das Bild für mich nochmal besser :-)

Sehr schönes Bild!
NicolasAlexanderOtto Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
Hehe, vielen Dank. Hab auch schon Pläne auf die K5 umzusteigen. ;)
Toothrot Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Student Photographer
Schönschön :-)

Vorerst kommt der Wechsel auf die K-5 bei mir nicht in Frage.. für das Geld kann ich mir gut und gerne 2 super Objektive kaufen und die stehen bei mir erstmal in der Priorität.. und solange macht meine K20D auch noch super aufnahmen :-)
Abgesehn davon muss ich dann auch noch nicht die Knöpfe hinten links aufgeben :-)
NicolasAlexanderOtto Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
Yo, das stimmt allerdings. Die Ergonomie hat definitiv abgebaut, ich mag das Layout der K20D auch viel lieber. Aber die Perfomance ist halt wesentlich besser. ;)
Toothrot Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Student Photographer
Tjoar.. bei mir sinds erstmal Objektive die dran sind :-) mal gucken wann ich mir mal eins leisten kann ^^

Viel erfolg bei deinen Plänen mit der K-5 ^^
Passion91 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist

this work have been featured here [link] :D
Torsten-Hufsky Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Professional Photographer
Very good
NicolasAlexanderOtto Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010
lavalampkap Featured By Owner May 30, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Looks great, i love the bleu sky and water contrasting with the green trees and whiteish mountains.
Thanks. :)
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