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--RE-POST Info--

I decided to increase the contrast in the crepuscular rays, as the negative film didn't really reproduce it well. So I took the same masks that I used in my TL B&W version and applied them to this; I think it improved it immensely.

On second thought, I probably should've made this a workshop instead of a re-post. But either way, you can look at both of them. :)

--Original Note--

This was taken a few years ago, on a vacation out west. We stopped at Devil's Tower to camp for the night, and as we were driving down my brother told us to stop the car. I went out and saw this; the sun behind the tower with perfectly placed clouds and nice crepuscular rays. :) Took a couple exposures, finally got a good scan of one a few days ago.

Taken with my film camera, a Ricoh XR-2s (Pentax K mount). Shot with pretty bad film - Kodak Max 400 (I was a n00b, so sue me). Wish I was shooting slides (or digital) at the time, but whatever, it's still a good picture IMO.

Post-processing was scanning, curves, about 2 hours of cloning out dust and stars, rotation, resizing and sharpening.

One day I hope to be back at the tower, this time to get to the top (with my trusty ist DL, maybe). :)

EDIT: I posted a black and white version of this, with a little more post-processing, on TL.

What do you think? I'm not sure which one I like better; the grain is better in the black and white, and so is the contrast, but I do like the color.

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