a2 November 2013

On the Ridge

Kopa Kondracka
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When after a long and exhausting climb I finally reached a saddle below Kondracka Kopa, the weather was really amazing offering fantastic views on both sides of the ridge. Clouds together with sun light created some very nice light & shadows play on the mountains. Also there were some beautiful textures and details there so I decided to go with black & white processing.

As you can see there are quite a few tourists in this shot. Normally I would remove them in Photoshop but I decided to leave them this time because they give pretty nice sense of scale.

Technical details:
Camera: Canon 5D MK III
Lens: Canon 24-105 f/4 L IS USM
Focal length: 24 mm
Aperture: f/9.0
Exposure time: 1/320 s ("middle" exposure)
ISO: 320
Number of exposures: 5
E.V. Step: 1.0
Flash used: no
Tripod: no
Filters: circular polarizing filter
Technique: HDR, tone-mapping, luminosity masks
Software: Magic Lantern 2.3, Photomatix Pro 5 beta (Contrast Optimizer), Lightroom 5.0, Photoshop CC

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