Shirakawa Fantasy

Just 1 single photo for today since I'm flying out on a business trip later this aftenoon. I should still have access to G+, just may be a bit slow (even more so than usual) responding.

This is an HDR composite of a view at Shirakawa-go. +Agustin Rafael Reyes probably recognizes it – it was one of the last shots we took before heading to the overlook to line up. 🙂

I know it looks more "fantasy" than "real" – the thing is, after I got back and looked at the photos I took of this view on the big screen, it didn't look anything like what I remembered. Even after creating an HDR version of it, I still wasn't satisfied, so I kept making tweaks until finally I got this. It's still not the way I remembered, but at least I like this version more than the SOOC files, which just looked washed out and flat.

Hope everyone is having a good weekend! 🙂

In album Shirakawa-GO! (Feb. 2012) (1 photo)

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  • February 19, 2012 - 01:15 | Permalink

    Wonderful ! Makes me want to visit the place.

  • February 19, 2012 - 03:28 | Permalink

    Stunning contrast of colors…so much to see in this from the stones at the bottom of the river to the trees on the far hills and the reflections. Amazing and love the shades of blue!

  • February 19, 2012 - 03:36 | Permalink

    I quite like this +Jeff M .

  • February 20, 2012 - 09:30 | Permalink

    very nice!

  • February 24, 2012 - 00:20 | Permalink

    awesome – the different tones of blue are incredible

  • February 26, 2012 - 23:15 | Permalink

    Thank you +Claire SK ! It is a pretty place – as long as you don't mind the cold 😉

  • February 26, 2012 - 23:42 | Permalink

    Thanks +Peggy M and +Isabel FeistPhotography – the blues in this were also something I tried to pull out since the original shot looked somehow drab, and my memory of this place was so much more vivid!

  • February 26, 2012 - 23:43 | Permalink

    Thank you +Jeff Austin and +Yuga Kurita ! I was worried that people wouldn't like, thinking it to be too processed, but I still feel that it works in this scene and I'm glad you liked it too. 🙂

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