I really felt that your shot this week was so unusual it would have been a lot higher
Thank you for your comment on my wall. I too need to make a point of visiting other's entries from time to time. I often forget just who entered what and after just reviewing your entries it reminds me of the quality work you do!
Yes, exactly. I'm sorry that I did not know how to explain it, but I'm glad that I have friends who help me:) Thanks
Howdy... Medina would like me to help explain her comment with the HDR. !st i'm not sure "chromatic aberration" is the term she wanted to use, when she mentions radius it has to do with many processing adjustments. I can explain it best as it relates to adjusting shadows and highlights. If just the shadows are lifted with a radius of 0 or 1 pixel, there will be a very sharp adjustment line between the light and dark areas. As you increase the radius a halo starts to form lightening the light areas spreading the lightening effect. With what I've done in HDR, there are adjustments that have radius settings which expand the different settings and detail starts to blur together and I think this is one of the reasons I can't warm up to many HDR images myself combined with the fact so much of the shadow that defines the edges of things within the image. My tastes aside... I think Medina is saying that keeping the radius tight will give you a crisper and cleaner image. I'll ping her to verify what I've written...
I tried the crop you suggested and posted in the gallery if you are interested.
Westlook, of course! I've been past there so many times. It's funny, the first thing that made me think it was Vermont was the Batchelder monument... such a common name there. Then the style of the markers, the little stone frame around the family plots, and the lichen on the Darling monument all zapped me back to the Green Mountain state before the beautiful foliage and hills sealed the deal. Funny, I almost submitted a photo from Heath Cemetery north of Barton, one of the many small cemeteries I documented while living there. Will post it in my Gallery now. Great job this week!