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Los Osos Valley & Central Coast | by Steve Sieren Photography
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Los Osos Valley & Central Coast

The Sun is Good

Get direct sunlight on your body every day if you can! That foggy overcastness only goes up so high you know.


I was thumbing threw my hard drive and was happy to find an image that didn't need much photoshop (my eyeballs have been sore from processing lately). I used a couple of ND grad filters on this one and luckily enough light landed on the histogram where needed. In RAW the saturation was pushed and I spiked the highlights in a curves adjustment layer, both were done globally. The sun was a little blown out so that was in need of some touch up.


You can under expose part of a scene for color but it doesn't help the shadow detail and noise.


Irish Hills in Central California's Coast, San Luis Obispo County


©This photograph is copyrighted and is not permitted for free use.


• You never see the same thing twice! Except Halley's comet if you're lucky.

• Always keep a master file before adding blur, glow, orton, type of techniques.

• Don't let your viewfinder or lcd limit how you see! We don't walk around in 2x3 vision.




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Taken on July 25, 2008