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Can't believe I've not posted any pics to this thread yet, considering how much I love landscape photography in SL. here's a few of my favourites:

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I just went wandering around tonight- and found an area I really liked called Davenport- I think it's the bridge- I love bridges.

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18 hours ago, Lewis Luminos said:

Can't believe I've not posted any pics to this thread yet, considering how much I love landscape photography in SL. here's a few of my favourites:

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More please ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️  I could stare at these for hours.  Ok I do stare at these for hours.  

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4 hours ago, Pixie Kobichenko said:

I just went wandering around tonight- and found an area I really liked called Davenport- I think it's the bridge- I love bridges.

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Agreed about the bridges!  And the vast distances under big skies. Love these 🤗🤗🤗🤗

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20 hours ago, Lewis Luminos said:

Can't believe I've not posted any pics to this thread yet, considering how much I love landscape photography in SL. here's a few of my favourites:

 

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Wow, so many great shots. This one is my favourite!

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16 hours ago, Clarrellae said:

More please ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️  I could stare at these for hours.  Ok I do stare at these for hours.  

OK... here's a few more

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On 8/6/2019 at 10:42 PM, Lewis Luminos said:

Can't believe I've not posted any pics to this thread yet, considering how much I love landscape photography in SL. here's a few of my favourites:

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Damn! Those truly are exceptional! 👍

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4 hours ago, kiramanell said:

 

Damn! Those truly are exceptional! 👍

Thank you!

All of them except the one with the swans are raw, unedited screenshots. And all I did with the swans was add a vignette and frame. Everything else is just down to composition and custom windlight effects; I rarely use a windlight "as is" but I tweak it to suit the scene, and I rarely do any post-processing on a landscape other than cropping and re-sizing. The northern lights effect in the second batch isn't a lighting effect, it was actually a mesh sim-surround.

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5 hours ago, Lewis Luminos said:

Thank you!

All of them except the one with the swans are raw, unedited screenshots. And all I did with the swans was add a vignette and frame. Everything else is just down to composition and custom windlight effects; I rarely use a windlight "as is" but I tweak it to suit the scene, and I rarely do any post-processing on a landscape other than cropping and re-sizing. The northern lights effect in the second batch isn't a lighting effect, it was actually a mesh sim-surround.

I started another thread asking about what kind of treatment photographers give their landscapes versus the treatments they give portraits, so I was very interested in your analysis of these shots.  I agree that it feels so unnecessary to further process a landscape shot and we tend to just let those shots be in all their windlit glory ❤️  

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On 8/8/2019 at 8:09 PM, Clarrellae said:

I agree that it feels so unnecessary to further process a landscape shot and we tend to just let those shots be in all their windlit glory ❤️  

I think that this is such an interesting question.

I don't think that there is a "right" or a "wrong" answer to it, but my own views, or at least my own practices, are represented by this shot, which has undergone post-processing (cropping, a slight adjustment of brightness/contrast, and a relatively light application of a single PS filter). If I get some time, perhaps I'll try to explain why on your thread.

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8 hours ago, Scylla Rhiadra said:

I think that this is such an interesting question.

I don't think that there is a "right" or a "wrong" answer to it, but my own views, or at least my own practices, are represented by this shot, which has undergone post-processing (cropping, a slight adjustment of brightness/contrast, and a relatively light application of a single PS filter). If I get some time, perhaps I'll try to explain why on your thread.

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I absolutely agree that there's no right or wrong way to do it.  And that's a great shot!

I think you have enhanced the scene with a subtle touch rather than change the character of its natural state, with those treatments you describe.  It looks serene and lovely.

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Another pic of Bellefleurs.

It can possibly be argued that this isn't really a "landscape," but rather an architectural picture. And to some extent that's correct, of course. But the idea that landscapes are purely depictions of unspoiled nature is actually a pretty new one, historically speaking (dating mostly from the Romantics and the 19th century): landscapes in the Renaissance and 18th century, for instance, were often designed to show of the wealth, power, and prestige of a particular landowner, and especially how he had "improved" the work of nature through art (see, for instance, Gainsborough). And, of course, there is no "nature" in SL: the trees are as fabricated, virtual, and man-made as the houses.

Besides, I'm the OP, so I get to decide what counts. Right? 😉

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Oh, I dunno... a full third of that great shot is landscape (left side), so I'd allow it 🤟  

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I have posted these some time ago to other forum. Maybe they're okay here too...
EEP viewer was used for both snapshots. The moon is something really great, never seen like that in non-EEP viewers.

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