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The Ruins Of St Marys

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Another image from the ruined church at Little Chart. Converted with PS B&W tools and quite a lot of dodge & burn.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 600D
Lens:EF-S15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:8 Nov 2012 - 3:00 PM
Focal Length:15mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.5
Aperture:f/18.0
Shutter Speed:1/10sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:As Shot
Title:The Ruins Of St Marys
Username:capto capto
Uploaded:23 Nov 2012 - 6:46 PM

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ErictheViking
ErictheViking e2 Member 2124 forum postsErictheViking vcard Scotland102 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2012 - 8:46 PM

Sorry to say but the sky is almost the same as the ruins and it is really flat. I know your possibly trying to create a moody atmosphere but in this case it hasn't worked.

I would suggest going back to the colour original and use the quick select tool to isolate the sky or the ruins etc and use levels and the contrast controls to create more depth in the image.

I've made these mistakes a few times and its only with experimenting I've found how to create the effect I've been looking for.

Hope you don't mind my comments but with the sky lifted and the contrast improved this could be a really atmospheric image.

Eric

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cats_123 e2 Member 104036 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2012 - 9:28 PM

love the ligt coming through the doorway...yes, the sky is a problem, but it looks very dark anyway..did you apply a graduated filter? as it looks as though it gets darker as you move towards the top of the frame

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capto
capto e2 Member 21323 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2012 - 10:44 AM


Quote: Love the ligt coming through the doorway...yes, the sky is a problem, but it looks very dark anyway..did you apply a graduated filter? as it looks as though it gets darker as you move towards the top of the frame

Thanks for your's and Eric's comments I love to get others views, great food for thought. I don't think there is any right or wrong, just different. My aim was to to keep everything except the light through the door hitting the gravestone just visible , but not distracting. The sky is an addition as I thought the original one too bland and distracting. I am posting the original unaltered file for anyone to play with.
Please keep the comments and suggestions coming.

ivor

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