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    Posted: 15 November 2018 at 18:14
we set our alarms quite early hopping to catch an interesting sunrise, and we were lucky to catch a typical autumn morning up on a hill above the village of Ieud, Mararamures county. A bit of a climb after a boozy dinner the night before, but worth the effort. all shots taken with the sony 70-200mm f4

#1 before sunrise


#2 one of the wooden churches of maramures, the one in the valley dates back to about 1710-1720


#3 sun peaking up


#4 one of the new modern churches


#5 as temperature was raising the mist was getting thicker


#6 colourful trees


#7


#8 the church on the hill, older by about 100 years - 1610-1621


#9 the older church is listed as an UNESCO world heritage site


#10 a telephony relay messing with my religious compositions


#11 mist starting to hide our subjects


#12 clear/obscure


#13 hilly country, raising to mountains towards east and north


#14 couldn't resist a few b&w conversions, despite the morning colours


#15 managed to squeeze both wooden churches in a frame


#16 my favorite of the day


#17 old and new


#18


thanks for watching, I took a lot of pictures and found it difficult to trim down the selection
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote skm.sa100 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 November 2018 at 18:42
What a wonderful set! Like them all.
For the telephone pole, it should be relatively simple to clone it out, if you so desire.

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That really seemed worth the effort! Great mood, perfect photos.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote oldguy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 November 2018 at 18:53
These are great. Some, like 7, 18, 19, have an apocalyptic feel. Not a normal sunrise for sure.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Winwalloe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 November 2018 at 20:02
Very nice series, thanks for sharing and for the effort (well rewarded) !


Originally posted by mihai-ian mihai-ian wrote:

thanks for watching, I took a lot of pictures and found it difficult to trim down the selection


Well that's an effort that can be difficult when all is fresh.
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Originally posted by Winwalloe Winwalloe wrote:

Very nice series, thanks for sharing and for the effort (well rewarded) !


Originally posted by mihai-ian mihai-ian wrote:

thanks for watching, I took a lot of pictures and found it difficult to trim down the selection


Well that's an effort that can be difficult when all is fresh.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Keith S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 November 2018 at 20:24
Beautiful pictures with breathtaking colours and great atmosphere and depth.

Unfortunately, as usual when most people do this, the B&W set do no justice at all to our beautiful world. Sorry, just MHO.
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#10 - remove the modern structure and you have a truly wonderful image, best of the set by along shot IMO. Without the antenna/tower your eye will go right to your subject, the wonderful steeple peeking through the mist/fog.
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Lovely series!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote waldo_posth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 November 2018 at 23:04
Amazing set of beautiful images!

It's a surprise that the B/W images are not as striking as the color ones. Is the enhanced transparency of the fog the result of the postprocessing?

Among the color images in the set as it is I find #9 really outstanding - no telephone relay. But I would second Roger in his judgment: #10 would be my top favorite if the telephone relay would be removed.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote mihai-ian Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 November 2018 at 07:15
thank you for the commnents and advice.
I increased local contrast (structure) when converting to black and white using SilverEfex so that is the reason for the increased details in misty areas; most of the raw files were lacking contrast, with the histogram narrow and bunched in the middle.
also, I tend to avoid cloning elements in the landscapes, but you are right, that telephony pole is annoying

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Roger Rex Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 November 2018 at 15:21
mihan-ian - Thanks for the last image. There is so much to make it an exceptional image - the diagonal tree lines, the alternating layers of dark and light, that little bit of detail in the upper left corner is a wonderful balancing element, the creamy and subtle colors and of course "the" subject - the steeple. If I were buying photos, this is one I would buy and I have only purchased 8 in my life. I'd ask the artist, you, to only do a couple of things - eliminate the three little, tiny bright spots, one in the upper left right near the edge and the two on the right half of the image near the top. These are tiny nitpicks/distractions to an already fabulous image (but if I'm buying, I want perfection!!). For me, this is one of the best landscape images I can ever recall seeing on Dyxum and I have seen a lot that I really like.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote glass-hoper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 November 2018 at 18:00
Lovely pictures of Maramures! Bringing up good memories!
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