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Whilst walking in Glen Affric last Autumn, I noticed these trees being lit by the setting sun.

Many thanks to those who commented and voted on my previous upload "Ardvreck Shower".

Cliff

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens:EF70-200mm f/4L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:21 Oct 2012 - 5:19 PM
Focal Length:121mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/10.0
Shutter Speed:1/10sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Autumn Evening
Username:Cliff1944 Cliff1944
Uploaded:5 Jan 2013 - 4:10 PM
Tags:Glen affric, Landscape, Landscape / travel, Scotland, Sunset, Trees
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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2013 - 4:11 PM

Beautiful light.

P.

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AnnChown
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5 Jan 2013 - 5:01 PM

This image has a lovely feel to it.
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leontari
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5 Jan 2013 - 5:52 PM

A realy autumn landscape with warm light.
Effrossini

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 4966 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England129 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2013 - 7:42 PM

A lovely golden light, Cliff. It might be eyesight but the highglights look a tad bright. I reduced those and increased the contrast for a richer colour in PSE8.

Dave

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Cliff1944
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5 Jan 2013 - 8:59 PM

Thanks for looking, Dave. I have reviewed the histogram in LR4 and there is no clipping and I think the light is how I remember it. However, I have enabled modifications if you would like to upload your version.
Cliff

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WhiteRose1
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5 Jan 2013 - 9:14 PM

Hi Cliff, cheers for the mods. I've changed computers so have just had a quick re-work on this one. The histogram is fine, it's probably just my personal preference for a deeper and richer colour maybe. I decreased the highlights a touch and increased the contrast. Mod uploaded.

Dave

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Cliff1944
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5 Jan 2013 - 9:23 PM

Dave, I see what you mean. Your modification does have a richer feel and MrsCliff1944 agrees!
Thanks for taking the time - much appreciated.
Cliff

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Irishkate
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5 Jan 2013 - 11:05 PM

I can see why you'd want to take this image with the light highlighting certain areas
and making you stop in your tracks. I do like Dave mod - does enrich the scene a bit more.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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5 Jan 2013 - 11:23 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

So just to add to the topic, Ive uploaded a mod also.

The histogram of the original does not show any lost data in either highlights or shadows. It does however show that around the mid tone area, there a LOT of data that going off the graph vertically. Horizontally, on the X axis, the measurement represent to tonal range from black to white; vertically, the Y axis represents the AMOUNT of light captured at that particular tone. This is not often an issue.

In this shot though, its causing a very high mid-tone contrast, making the brighter area appear very bright relative to darks. When mid-tones contrast is reduced, (Yes, reduced!) it provides a more even tone across the image.

And, Mrs Cliff is the boss.


So there it is. And to close on a note that might be controversial, you CANT remember what the light in a scene looked like. Its physically impossible. The eyes arent whats "seeing" the scene, its the visual cortex of the brain, and it processes the image, and presents an imge of what the scene "should" look like. Its has a vastly wider dynamic range that a camera sensor, so what you see at the exact time you click that shutter IS NO wgat the camera, wit its limited 5 stop range, recorded. This is exactly why "eye witness evidence" is rapidly becoming the LEAST reliable form of evidence in court rooms. We see what the visual cortex tells us, and it often fills in blanks.


Ask Mrs Cliff, - she will back me up!


Hope this is helpful,


Regards


Willie

Last Modified By banehawi at 5 Jan 2013 - 11:26 PM

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6 Jan 2013 - 11:52 AM

Willie, thanks very much for the explanation - off to look at the histogram now!
Cliff

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JohnChambersPhotography

Very good lighting and well spotted,

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