Fred Marx

cycling photography and other images I feel like sharing

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This one or that one…..

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Image has a nasty pink tint from the filter I used. Note to self replace the filter. The filter needed to go from upper right to horizon left. Note to self check twice on things like that so as to avoid blown highlight. Placement of the horizon is debatable. I wanted the feel of empty so I tried to empasize that with sky and foreground. Maybe too much of both.Horizon is tilted slightly to place the let higher than the right.  I could go either way with it.  Everything is leading to the left, so the tilted Horizon doesn’t cause me that much grief.  I like the dark cast to the image.  The light falls off hard to the right and is probably recoverable with additional post process.  Note to self keep working on post as much as you hate it.  Better placement of the ND Filter would have helped that too.  In addition, a higher POV would have placed the reflected clouds further on to the water.  Note to self double check your framing.

Better. Too blue for my liking. More post. Changed crop to de-emphasize the sky and took a bit of the foreground and the blown highlight at left. Played with color balance and recovered some of the EV on the right. Image is better balanced now. Helps that the left isn’t over bright as well since it no longer dominated the eye.

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May 26, 2010 at 1:13 pm

Graveyard……

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Bzzt Bzzt Bzzt…. wha? it’s 10 o’clock?   ALREADY?  &%$#.  Five minutes later the cell phone plays a merry little jingle.  OK now it’s time to get out of bed.  It’s OhDark pm, and time for a Snowcat operator to start the day.  S&%$, shower, shave, pull on some clothes, and out to the truck.  Oh goody, the thermometer says it’s only 32º, just cold enough to freeze.  This could be fun, or not.

1130pm clock in,  eat something, dish out a ration of &^%@ to the poor guy who opened hos mouth at the wrong time.  We’re fun that way.  He does this nearly every night.  1245, out of the yard……  For the next 4 hours it’s up the hill, down the hill.  Push snow up the hill, put pretty parallel lines on it.  Random chatter on the two way, tunes rockin’ the cab.

4 am… NAPTIME!  zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…. 5am, Cell phone plays its happy tune and we’re off again.  Why you ask?  ‘Cause it’s a fine way to be first on the hill.  ‘Cause you get to see some interesting stuff in the dark hours.  Maybe because you have a predisposition to play with sandbox toys and these are the coolest of the lot.  The real reason?  You get to see this at about 6 am every morning…..

Yeah I get paid for this……

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March 13, 2010 at 2:30 pm

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Fall

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Park City colors of fall

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October 9, 2009 at 2:38 pm

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