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A pair of horses grazing in the New Forest National Park

I tried to capture some interest in the horses and the colours with cloud and the spring trees.

Interested to see what you think.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D5000 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:35.0 mm f/1.8
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:5 May 2013 - 10:21 AM
Focal Length:35mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/1.7
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/80sec
Exposure Comp:+1
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
Title:A Pair Grazing
Username:RobertFranklinPhotography RobertFranklinPhotography
Uploaded:22 May 2013 - 10:08 AM
Tags:Cloud, Forest, Gorse, Grass, Green, Hampshire, Landscape / travel, New forest, Ponies, Sky, Trees
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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 104030 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2013 - 10:30 AM

Like the overall composition but felt the colours needed a boost Smile

tried a mod...but think i have oversharpened the end result Sad

Last Modified By cats_123 at 22 May 2013 - 10:30 AM

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RobertFranklinPhotography

That's really sharp, but thanks for the comment.

Will have a go with the original later.

Rob

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10903 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2899 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2013 - 2:40 PM

Its a nice scene. Im guessing you dialed in the +1 for the darker horses? This has been good for the horses, but not so much for the rest of the scene, which is a little flat, and low in contrast. This might also be due to some haze, - cant really tell.


With the non horse area adjusted for contrast, it can look a bit better, - two mods loaded, and mod 2 is a suggestion for a pano that might also work. View large.



Regards


Willie

Last Modified By banehawi at 22 May 2013 - 2:40 PM

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chase
chase Critique Team 91118 forum postschase vcard England242 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2013 - 6:42 PM

The pano mod uploaded by Willie is the way forward for me,puts a much better focus on the main subject of your frame.

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RobertFranklinPhotography

Yeah I like that 3rd Mod, thanks all

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Sooty_1 Critique Team 41216 forum posts United Kingdom200 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2013 - 7:20 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

It looks to me like you added some "fill light" or "shadow recovery" to the already added +1 exposure to get more detail in the horses but hold the highlights. The first mod by Willie looks much more natural than the original, and the sky isn't so washed out, which is often a good indicator.

The problem really though, is you are just too far away to use a 35mm and still get detail in the horses. You can show them in their environment, but the main subjects are just too small in the frame. That's why the pano crop looks better, as it gives prominence to the subject at the expense of extraneous landscape.

Nick

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