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Had a great day yesterday with Mike on the East coast. I haven't had a chance to go through them yet. Getting up at 3 am, doesn't do much for the body clock!

So here one from our last trip to Whitby, way back in January.

I have added a varient based on advice from Dan

Camera:Nikon D80 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:sigma10-20
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Abbey Sunset
Username:Nick_w Nick_w
Uploaded:1 Jun 2008 - 1:41 PM
Tags:Abbey, General, Landscape / travel, Mikeh, Sunset, Whitby
Votes:68
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests

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photodocktor
1 Jun 2008 - 1:57 PM

Can`t complain about that a very nice shot.

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culturedcanvas

Nick .. for some reason the last 3 or 4 landscapes you have posted all appear either a touch under-exposed or a touch heavy on the grads. This one appears to have a reasonable amount of noise in the sky too which assuming you shot at lowest ISO setting would likely be down to the processing and the file being pushed a little too far. The composition on this one is fine by the way.

Maybe there's an issue with your monitor settings but the image should be appearing with a bit more zing here anyway because of the boost in local contrast created through your pre-upload sharpening.

Dan

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User_Removed
1 Jun 2008 - 2:45 PM

Wow, great moody image

Mark

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Nick_w
Nick_w e2 Member 73852 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2008 - 4:26 PM

Dan, I've had my concerns about my screen, you may be right, tho I do process slightly for a low key effect.

The comment on the grads I took as a big compliment, as its actually a HDR image, I deliberately didn't put it in the key words, to see if anyone noticed!

I made an error when shooting these as the ISO was at 100, the CCD sensor of the D80 coupled with HDR wake it quite noticeable, maybe I should have run it through neat image.

Last Modified By Nick_w at 1 Jun 2008 - 4:26 PM

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Nick_w
Nick_w e2 Member 73852 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2008 - 4:48 PM

Just noticed my previous comment the ISO should read ISO200

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culturedcanvas
1 Jun 2008 - 5:04 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

The HDR would explain why the file looks a bit flat too. I meant to mention that there were sections of the image that I felt would benefit from a tweak of contrast. Either with a curves adjustment or perhaps through some additional processing. The Abbey itself needs a slight tweak in this respect.

Is this a clean HDR or is it a HDR and straight shot layered? One of the advantages of layering the shots is that with the straight shot you can sometimes put a bit more punch into the areas that benefit ... such as the grasses in the water.

Out of the recent shots this isn't the darkest and is probably the best in my opinion. I would maybe entertain adding some local contrast and posting a variant ... pick out the grasses and reeds and the abbey and lift them slightly.

Also there is a ridge of light on the grass bank to the left that would benefit from the same treatment. Once again nice job with the HDR ... well controlled generally.

Dan

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Nick_w
Nick_w e2 Member 73852 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2008 - 5:32 PM

Thanks Dan, this is a straight HDR, tho I do layer normally, I also experimented using PM as the RAW converter ! (I've gone back to C1 4 for the ones I'm working on).

Cheers

Nick

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chris-p
chris-p e2 Member 864 forum postschris-p vcard England
1 Jun 2008 - 6:07 PM

One of my faves so far ...

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dtomo68
dtomo68  10 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2008 - 6:29 PM

Glad to make it 30 brilliant

Dave

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Nick_w e2 Member 73852 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2008 - 6:30 PM

Thanks Dave, and all for the kind comments

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AlleyCatz
AlleyCatz  8274 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2008 - 6:42 PM

Great comp Nick....Really like the light and colours.


~Alley~

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LesF
LesF e2 Member 7176 forum postsLesF vcard 8 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2008 - 7:21 PM

That light works well across the sky and on that foreground grass Nick as does the low angle, plus I also like it as its a different Whitby shot.

Les F

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culturedcanvas

Variant is a touch overdone in parts but the ideas there and you can immediately see the adjustment that the local contrast makes ... erasing back (assuming you do it on a different layer) and then finishing with some dodging and burning would assist here ...

Dan

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Nick_w
Nick_w e2 Member 73852 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2008 - 7:58 PM

Thanks Dan, I will work on it, I do save the separate layers, but it will help on images in future

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C_Daniels
C_Daniels  9399 forum posts England10 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2008 - 8:35 PM

Very good - I started a Whitby Abbey challenge in the gallery of excellence some time back which might interest you...?

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MikeH
MikeH  9217 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2008 - 9:20 PM

The best one I've seen from that session, No2 has more bite but I would put that down to proper sharpening for the web,
Mike

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pamelajean Critique Team 8760 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1591 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2008 - 10:41 PM

Well, most of the above is way over my head, but I do like this and can see the differences between the two versions.

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HowardA  7231 forum posts
2 Jun 2008 - 6:56 PM

I really like the colours Nick - lovely range of browns accentuated by the comp.
Howard

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Nick_w
Nick_w e2 Member 73852 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2008 - 7:28 PM

Thanks everyone

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2008 - 1:58 PM

Nice work Nick and not a too early start of this one.
Regards Richard.

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VintageRed
8 Jun 2008 - 9:47 PM

Would you believe I have yet to get this view in my I Spy Whitby approach to photography! Like the feel of this Nick

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