Steaming Pot II

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    Here's another re-processed shot taken last year.
    Hit "L" to see it correctlyj :-)

    I FINALLY finished, today, the editing, keywording, and general polishing I've been working on for the last month!
    *groan* It has been a process.

    Take a lesson from me- do your processing on your original camera files. Even if they are large, and the process is slow. 'Cause later, you may want those pictures at print quality. What I had done is, to speed up editing on my older laptop I would render a 72dpi tiff from the larger RAW format, and then edit on the tiff. It really sped up my editing time and allowed me to get images up on Flickr more quickly.

    But, since then, it's made a mess of things when someone shows interest in the picture, and then I say, "oh... well.. I only have that at internet resolution, not print..." And man, it's a B*#&$ to try and re-edit an image from scratch exactly how you did one before. Fortunately, I only kept that up for about 2-3 months, so it's only my early star shots (like this one) that I have had to go back and conpletely re-do.

    But, the other benefit is I've learned alot about processing since then, so it's been good to re-do the older shots with new techniques.

    This shot is a bracketed image of 3 shots. Only because I couldn't light the entire monument in one shot. So, I ran around like a madman inside the structure, then back to the camera to see what I missed, then back to the structure, and on and on. I believe this is 3 images bracketed. But, it's all there on sight, including the Milky Way. It's not a fake composite.

    This is the Maryhill Stonehenge Monument, in the Columbia River Gorge. It was built by Samuel Hill, lead engineer of the Columbia Scenic Highway. He built this as a metaphor of the sacrifice war causes in line with the sacrifices Druids did on the real Stonehenge alters. To him- all folly.

    Thanks for looking!
    This along with most of my other images are available as prints.

    Joel deWaard, Project Dreamland, and 259 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. victorvonsalza 80 months ago | reply

      Stunning, love the balance of illumination between the sky and beautifully light painted stonehenge.

    2. Jared Ropelato 80 months ago | reply

      what a clever idea. I was here during the day one time and was not impressed. This changes things. Very nice shot.

    3. beebebear [deleted] 80 months ago | reply

      wow amazing shot

    4. caduaraxa 80 months ago | reply

      very very great!

    5. Bill Ratcliffe 80 months ago | reply

      nice man...the milky way looks like it's rising out of the structures!

    6. Mark S Payne 80 months ago | reply

      This is a cracking shot Ben :-D
      Love the summer milky way backdrop!

    7. Sam Ann [deleted] 80 months ago | reply

      My goooooooooood your photos are amazing. Your stream amazes me everytime I check it out. You must have such a fun life hiking and camping and running about.

    8. bmissick 80 months ago | reply

      Beautiful shot, Ben. Having been here during the day, on my way to the Gorge Amphitheater, I myself wondered the possibilities of this place with the right conditions. Very nice work. As always, your pics are amazing and inspiring.

    9. Marlenblue [deleted] 80 months ago | reply

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    10. my2boggan 80 months ago | reply

      Stunning! I love this. Looks like a boiling cauldron for sure.

    11. Lizzpix 79 months ago | reply

      Stunningly beautiful photo - so impressed at your work!

    12. Photo--Graphy [deleted] 79 months ago | reply

      Very nice shot

    13. Mac Gallatin 78 months ago | reply

      Brilliant shot. The only nigt shots I've done were hard to do as I had a lot of problems to get the right focus and a good exposure (and also because it was in winter). I have to try again (in summer this time ).
      Thanks for the advice. You're right, we never think that someone, one day, could be interested in our shot. And when that day comes, there is nothing to be printed as there are only JPEG (with bad resolution) remainings.

    14. andipantz 78 months ago | reply

      Absolutely stunning!

    15. Desert4wd 78 months ago | reply

      Really fabulous Ben. This is terrific!

    16. DaAsFlickred 77 months ago | reply

      fantastic shot!!
      great work!! :)

    17. paprtala 74 months ago | reply

      Absolutely stunning!!

    18. coach48 62 months ago | reply

      You Are A Master Photographer
      COMPLIMENTI….Coach

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