Col De Rates
Another shot from the Col De Rates across the valley looking towards Tarbena, from our outing Sunday last. I´d originally applied some Tonal Mapping in Photomatix to the original colour image to give a bit of texture and colour to it….it came out disgusting! The weirdest,most unnatural looking landscape you´ve ever seen! So I De-Saturated it totally but still some weird Maroon blotchy patches remained, so I completely de-Saturated in PSE.
Funny, i´d never thought of going for landscapes in monochrome until recently, if the image is right they work quite well, as fellow photobloggers Adrian Lewis, Sven Seebeck and Andy Beel aptly demonstrate.
Canon 50D, Canon EF-S 18-200mm @ 150mm, f/5.6, 1/125, ISO-200, Photomatix and PSE.