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Early morning light on the Mon And Brecon Canal. I am not sure about this one.Its an attempt at HDR.I can never seem to process HDR images properly so I tend to leave them alone.Anyway I did this one in CS2 and any advice gratefully accepted.

Camera:Olympus E-330
Lens:14-42mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Canal HDR.
Username:Roly Roly
Uploaded:23 Sep 2009 - 8:22 PM
Tags:General, Landscape / travel
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gingerdelight
23 Sep 2009 - 8:29 PM

I don't know anything about HDR, however, I do know that I love this image - it looks wonderful!
x Carol x

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Jekaro
Jekaro e2 Member 5Jekaro vcard United Kingdom
23 Sep 2009 - 8:30 PM

Looks ok to me, Roly, fabulous reflections.
Roy

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maryg
maryg e2 Member 666 forum postsmaryg vcard Scotland18 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2009 - 8:31 PM

LOvely detailed image , colours look great as does the curve into that reflection
Mary

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glyndwr
glyndwr  766 forum posts Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2009 - 8:36 PM

Strong composition with the curve, pity there wasn't a barge coming around the bend.
You processed a fair range of tones so just keep at it.

Robert

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tommermmv
tommermmv  7 Ireland
23 Sep 2009 - 8:37 PM

Lovely image, has great atmosphere.
Tom

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Paree
Paree e2 Member 9594 forum postsParee vcard 3 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2009 - 8:39 PM

I love this image
the light is quite magical,
it is delightful
paree

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DonnaN
DonnaN  5129 forum posts United Kingdom
23 Sep 2009 - 8:39 PM

I don't know anything about HDR either...but this is a lovely image - it's got a real fairytale feel about it.

Donna

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shandoor
shandoor  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2009 - 8:40 PM

Beautiful image with superb lighting and wonderful colours
great reflection love it
Alexa

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GalleryGirl
23 Sep 2009 - 8:48 PM

Love the light in this super capture.

Marilyn x

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2009 - 8:48 PM

Lovely composition, great light and reflections.
Bill

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Billyray
Billyray  670 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2009 - 8:51 PM

Excellent shot Roly, the colours and reflections are great. Superb photo.
Ray

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derekhansen
derekhansen e2 Member 6187 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2009 - 8:54 PM

I like it very much.
Derek

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Elisabeth
Elisabeth  8 Germany
23 Sep 2009 - 8:55 PM

Lovely light and beautiful reflections!
Elisabeth

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Bob_V
Bob_V  7 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2009 - 8:56 PM

Wonderful light and colors. a great composition.
Bob

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2009 - 9:00 PM

brilliant colours wonderful reflections beautiful capture
andy

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8235 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2009 - 9:07 PM

An idyllic canalside scene, love the reflections, composition and gentle autumnal mood

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Growmore
Growmore e2 Member 5Growmore vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2009 - 9:17 PM

This is a wonderful image with the early morning sun coming through the trees and the stillness of the water and the beautiful reflection and great colour, excellent work. Gary

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8806 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1636 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2009 - 10:08 PM

Love that golden light, the reflections and curve of the canal, and can only say I like it, knowing nothing about HDR.

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photophantom
23 Sep 2009 - 10:19 PM

wonderful light , colors, & reflections Roly, great HDR tone
Dennis

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JOKEN
JOKEN  5 United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2009 - 10:22 PM

This is one super image. The reflections in the still water, the light through the trees and the curve of the towpath all combine so well.
Ken

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JohnDyer
JohnDyer  867 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2009 - 10:32 PM

see thats just so right Smile

John

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mitchy81
mitchy81  5 England18 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2009 - 10:39 PM

Nice shot Roly good composition and reflection. Sorry I cant help with HDR, haven't ventured into that area nyself....yet!
Phil

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MikefromEbbw
23 Sep 2009 - 10:48 PM

Works for me Roly,beautiful shot!

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Neeka
Neeka  5 Wales
23 Sep 2009 - 11:08 PM

Hi Roly! This is one amazing shot!!!! Beautiful light and colours!
~Necia~

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Mikelane
Mikelane  7 Wales
23 Sep 2009 - 11:10 PM

Excellent roly ,love the composition and good light too
Mike

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Imagephotographics

Beautiful shot, well processed !

Chris

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angie44
angie44  5
23 Sep 2009 - 11:22 PM

stunning just stunning.. angie

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HobbitDave
24 Sep 2009 - 1:38 AM

A beauty, Roly; the light and reflections are superb.
Dave.

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somnathchatterjee
24 Sep 2009 - 4:26 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

beautifully you have done this, but as you have said it is an HDR image, then i must say that you can use this technology for high dynamic range images because our eye can see 50000:1 dynamic range but camera can capture 300:1 dynamic range resulting lost detail in both highlighted and shadow area. here in this case the dynamic range of the scene i presume is not very high and you can capture it without the HDR technology by properly setting the Ev +/- value.


although if you want to experiment with the HDR technology, first you have to capture at least 3 to 7 images of different exposures of the same scene using a tripod(a must), the settings of every such images should be the same except the shutter speed. you should take raw images if possible. then you should use photoshop.


as you have said it is an early morning picture, so i can say it hardly requires an hdr image processing. you have asked for any kind of help to this images, so i am giving you a link below for better understanding this technology.

link


although a vote to your work because there is no such lost detail in the highlighted as well as shadow area.

Hope it helps,
somnath

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2009 - 4:44 AM

It's a lovely image no matter how you did it. Beautiful reflections too.........Sandy

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danbrann
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24 Sep 2009 - 7:53 AM

A cracker. Lovely light and a cracking image.

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twainey
twainey  6 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2009 - 8:10 AM

Beautiful scene with some fantastic light ,Roly................Trev

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Alan_Baseley
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24 Sep 2009 - 9:41 AM

Super shot. Like the reflections,
alan

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raygregson
raygregson e2 Member 6raygregson vcard United Kingdom
24 Sep 2009 - 10:12 AM

excellent capture roly,great reflections.ray

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2009 - 10:38 AM

Just wonderful

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Alan_Coles
24 Sep 2009 - 3:11 PM

Wonderful light and reflection Roly.... a visit to the canal for me soon methinks !!

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Dave_Holdham
24 Sep 2009 - 6:57 PM

Looks good to me, great lighting and detail. wonderful image

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morpheus1955
24 Sep 2009 - 9:02 PM

Fabulous colours and light, great composition, and finally not forgetting those gorgeous reflections. Stunning image Wink

Hugh

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2009 - 9:12 PM

In general I am not a fan of HDR images as I think people overuse the effect and I much prefer a "reality" shot! Having said that, it's the 2nd time today I have had to tell someone how much I love their image which used this!! This image is superb, so perhaps I do need to rethink my attitude!

Ann

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Techno
Techno  61009 forum posts England8 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2009 - 10:28 PM

This imo is a fine example of what is good of this much maligned process, your p/p Roly is quite superb, totally believable, and I suspect very much how you viewed this scene at the time of the capture, look forward to more such like images..

Mal

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kishanm14  6 India
25 Sep 2009 - 6:18 PM

This is great atmospheric image Roly.

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Ayelet_A
Ayelet_A  6 Israel3 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2009 - 7:43 PM

Beautiful Roly!

Ayelet

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Mynett
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25 Sep 2009 - 11:36 PM

some lovely light here Roly nice hdr work

Linda

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koka
koka e2 Member 6koka vcard United Kingdom
26 Sep 2009 - 7:38 AM

Perfection - this deserves an award. So many qualities - such clarity - use of soft light, wonderful lines into the shot, fantastic colour blends. Great work Roly Katie

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prabhusinha
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26 Sep 2009 - 4:59 PM

Great landscape.

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Hebe
Hebe  7 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2009 - 7:47 PM

Such a beautiful and serene image.

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skye1
skye1  729 forum posts Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2009 - 9:24 PM

lovely shot with nice range of colours and tones, has a nice depth to it too, I am also going to try experimenting with HDR cant get the grasp of it yet myself

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BERTRAM
BERTRAM  6 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2009 - 11:05 PM

Looks fantastic to me.
Dave

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Pegon
Pegon  978 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2009 - 4:30 PM

The HDR work looks excellent to me, the image looks natural and not over worked. It's a cracking shot with lovely light and reflections.
Pete.

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Brilane
Brilane  8 Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2009 - 12:53 AM

Superb scene.
Brian

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TerryMcK
TerryMcK  671 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2009 - 2:50 PM

Very nice work with this well-taken scene, Roly. Along with good colour, you've captured some lovely light & fine detail.
Terry

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TyChee
TyChee e2 Member 9197 forum postsTyChee vcard United States1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2009 - 2:55 PM

Great reflection.
Ty

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BeckC
BeckC  7 England
29 Sep 2009 - 7:32 AM

Beautiful shot
Becky

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Mark_Callander
30 Sep 2009 - 5:07 PM

nice shot Roly well processed.
Mark.

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gary_d
gary_d  6556 forum posts Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2009 - 8:50 PM

It does not look HDR and thats a complement to a nicely worked image. - gary

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norton
norton  10 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2009 - 9:32 PM

Lovely image Roly,nice work..................

Tony.

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ccb  626 forum posts United States2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2010 - 9:47 PM

One of your best! Love the lines and glowing colors! Added to my favorites!
Christina

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Ridgeway
Ridgeway  8222 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2011 - 2:38 AM

Dont now anthing about HDR,so on a visually appealing opinion,lol.
Works for me,

Aidan,,

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