Featured Mountain and Desert Scapes

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Velvia, Dec 28, 2016.

  1. Velvia

    Velvia FujiXspot Regular

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    Evan Chan
    Over Thanksgiving I traveled down US395 and the Eastern Sierras, visited ancient thousand-year-old Bristlecone Pines, desert zoos, plus Joshua Tree NP. Some images:

    30826102183_1ed4eea073_b. DSCF5161-BristleConePineForest by efchan, on Flickr

    31264011660_3d196b4af5_b. Ancient Bristlecone Pine exudes lots of character by efchan, on Flickr

    31599297986_3b9b226877_b. Alabama Hills in late afternoon by efchan, on Flickr

    30794968794_a4942c297d_b. DSCF5438-luminar by efchan, on Flickr

    31121377303_3c492778f8_b. A Choalla Cacti in Joshua Tree by efchan, on Flickr

    31930415485_2e81da1697_b. Majestic Joshua Trees by efchan, on Flickr

    X-T1 with mix of 55-200, 18-55, and 14
     

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  2. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Tony
    Very nice! I need to learn your processing techniques.
     
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  3. Velvia

    Velvia FujiXspot Regular

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    Evan Chan
    So I detailed my current workflow in a recent blog post:
    Simplified Photo Workflow
     
  4. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Tony
    That's quite a detailed post Evan. Thanks for the link, but I don't use Apple products. Almost all of my work is done on a Linux Ubuntu box.
     
  5. Velvia

    Velvia FujiXspot Regular

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    Evan Chan
    Hi Tony,

    On Linux, I believe you can use Adobe Lightroom, which should satisfy most of your needs. If you want to follow my methodology, and prefer filesystem-based methods, I think you can quite easily implement the filesystem organization with most image browsers like Digikam, plus individual editing tools (GIMP, Darktable, Lightzone).

    To be honest though, I used to use Linux as my desktop, but a Mac just works much much better when it comes to photography and multimedia. It's a combination of first-class media apps plus having a robust UNIX filesystem underneath that's a great combo.

    Anyways we should probably take this discussion to the workflow forum. Cheers!
     
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  6. Britanica

    Britanica FujiXspot Veteran

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    Britanica
    Those first three pictures are breathtaking! Wow... I keep going back and looking at them. The mountain one looks unreal, like a painting or something.
     
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  7. Velvia

    Velvia FujiXspot Regular

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    Evan Chan
    Thanks! It wasn't the best lighting or anything, just trying my best to improve through post processing.
     
  8. Iansky

    Iansky FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Ian Lloyd-Grahm
    Some really powerful images here Evan and the colours really pop, thanks for sharing them with us.
     
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  9. zpuskas

    zpuskas FujiXspot Regular Subscribing Member

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    ZPuskas
    I love the Eastern Sierra area and you did it justice.
     
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  10. lundrog

    lundrog FujiXspot Rookie

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    Roger Lund
    nice set, thanks for sharing.