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It seems odd that there is no thread here for landscape photography, which is actually a pretty popular genre of photograph in SL. So I thought I'd start one! I am not disinterested: I've been fo

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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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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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