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Shame I didn't use a filter here to darken the morning sky but I still like the light on the cattle and their rim lighting. Taken near Stoer Lighthouse at Easter looking towards Canisp - the 'mist' is in fact smoke from the crofters burning the heather. Thanks for looking and for any comments and/or criticisms.
Many thanks to marktc for his UA for Resting.

Just had another fiddle with it - hopefully v2 is a bit better?

Camera:Canon EOS 60D
Lens:EF70-200mm f/4L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:4 Apr 2013 - 6:47 AM
Focal Length:135mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4
Aperture:f/11
Shutter Speed:1/50sec
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Pattern
Flash:Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Cattle and Canisp
Username:AnnChown AnnChown
Uploaded:19 Aug 2013 - 2:34 PM
Tags:Assynt, Canisp, Cattle, Landscape / travel, Scotland, Sutherland
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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2013 - 2:37 PM

Beautiful light. The cows look to be enjoying the morning sunrise. The mountain is lovely rising out of the b/g......Sandy

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 104023 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2013 - 2:45 PM

fabulous shot...had a play in LR and added a `Big Sky filter' Smile

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2013 - 2:49 PM

Thanks for your mod Jeff - you've captured more detail than I was able to in LR. If there's a next time, I'll get my filters out...

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franken
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19 Aug 2013 - 2:52 PM

Wonderful light in this Ann.

Ken

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2013 - 2:56 PM

Yes,a nice bit of rim lighting here Ann.
Good shot.
Mick.

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IanFlindt
IanFlindt  9739 forum posts United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2013 - 2:59 PM

I'm rather glad you didn't use a filter. The brightness doesn't overwhelm the detail of the distant hill, and I think it helps to add valuable depth to the scene.

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almiles
almiles  438 forum posts United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2013 - 3:01 PM

Great rim-lighting on the cattle, creating real impact in the FG. V2 draws the hill in closer for added drama although next to V1 it seems less natural. I think while the mod has more contrast, it appears to have a halo on the mountain so I prefer the original!

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2013 - 3:17 PM

The side and rim lighting are such prominent features in this Highland landscape, Ann: I feel I prefer V 1 without the slight darkening of the sky.
The smoke from the burning of the heather adds so much to the atmospheric impact.
Ronnie.

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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2013 - 3:17 PM

A stunning view Ann..Lin

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2013 - 3:21 PM

Beautiful lighting, Ann, and a superb composition and capture. Carol

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phil1963
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19 Aug 2013 - 3:39 PM

Lovely landscape

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2013 - 3:44 PM

A beautifully captured landscape Ann
with added attraction...those lovely looking cattle
Lillian

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Nikonuser1
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19 Aug 2013 - 4:06 PM

Excellent landscape image Ann, V2 for meSmileAnn


Cliff

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4602 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom63 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2013 - 4:08 PM

Cracking shot !!......prefer V1 though !!.....the haze adds a lot of 'character' to the scene for me !!!!

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64439 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2013 - 4:38 PM

Very lovely light on the cows. And I like V1 because I feel the light background is more as we'd see it naturally.
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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
19 Aug 2013 - 4:49 PM

A lovely image with great light Ann !

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2013 - 4:49 PM

Wonderful image Ann, excellent composition and great light, beautifully captured and presented

Hugh

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JuBarney
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19 Aug 2013 - 5:55 PM

A splendid landscape esp. with the cattle.
Ju

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Badgerfred
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19 Aug 2013 - 6:14 PM

Fine landscape Ann, V2 a slight favourite,
Fred.

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2013 - 6:19 PM

Super image Ann, but it's V2 for me.

John Smile

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43242 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2013 - 6:27 PM

The light is incredibly calming and so beautifully captured. Image number two being the stronger of the pair Ann.

Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 43924 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway25 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2013 - 6:30 PM

The lack of a filter has not harmed, Ann. The smoke just above the fg continues in a very natural way upwards in the image to cover the distant mountain in a veil, as it was when you saw it.

Malc

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boov
boov  1 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2013 - 6:33 PM

Brilliant.. V2 edges it....

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EMJAYCEE
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19 Aug 2013 - 7:10 PM

The light is certainly beautiful and the slightly darker tones in the V2 sky makes it for me.
Joan.

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DicksPics
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19 Aug 2013 - 8:13 PM

Wonderful images, full of atmosphere, Ann!
I love V1!!

Richard

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Michaela_Solway

Lovely light playing off the cattle.. Wonderfully atmospheric.. Both excellent

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marktc
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19 Aug 2013 - 8:44 PM

Both versions work just as well Ann, a beautiful image.

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pamelajean
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19 Aug 2013 - 9:04 PM

After looking at V2 and the modification, I have come back to V1, it has a lot of atmosphere, and I don't think it needs anything done to it.

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bricurtis
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19 Aug 2013 - 9:07 PM

V1 for me Ann. I don't think you don't need a darker sky - look at the light and the shadows in the fg - a dark sky would not have given you them.
Brian.

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AlexAppleby
19 Aug 2013 - 9:23 PM

V2 for me, but I just love the shot.

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2013 - 9:31 PM

Difficult choice between these two.
Think my vote goes to V2.
Wonderful composition with a real feel of early morning.
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jasonrwl
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19 Aug 2013 - 9:31 PM

To be honest Ann I prefer v1 - its a wonderful Scottish image - like one of those old paintings
Jason

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rontear
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19 Aug 2013 - 9:49 PM

Such a beautiful area Ann and you have done it justice !!!!
Ron.

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Tynnwrlluniau
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19 Aug 2013 - 10:45 PM

That's a truly beautiful image, Ann. V1 for me - it has an appealing subtlety.
Alun

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lonely_oryx
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20 Aug 2013 - 10:37 AM

Great lighting

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Fefe
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20 Aug 2013 - 11:39 AM

V1 for me ...... I like the light on the hills.
Lovely shot!
Diane

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derekhansen
derekhansen e2 Member 5185 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom23 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2013 - 7:48 PM

Really lovely shot Ann. I believe V1 works better because the light matches the recession of clarity and gives the image atmosphere.
Derek

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Maiwand
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20 Aug 2013 - 8:19 PM

Two wonderful images Ann. Love the early morning light.GrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

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fentiger
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21 Aug 2013 - 7:58 AM

Two beautiful and atmospheric compositions ~ for me No. 2 just has the edge.

Albert

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LynneJoyce
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21 Aug 2013 - 12:05 PM

Love the rim lighting and the lovely misty landscape. V2 by a whisker and I like the mod too.

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Skeet1Away
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21 Aug 2013 - 1:45 PM

I'm going with v1 on this a fine capture and perhaps would have not got the mist so well with filter on......


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annettep38
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21 Aug 2013 - 10:23 PM

v1 for me, the light in the second one is a bit weird, no 1 is magic

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Scottishlandscapes
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22 Aug 2013 - 9:34 AM

I'd be inclined to stay with V1, but add just a bit more sharpening in LR which will also lift the contrast and give more detail in the steamin cattle.

You get what you grab in situations like this, you can fiddle and fiddle, but only you know what it looked like on the day Ann.

Dougie

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banehawi
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22 Aug 2013 - 6:59 PM

Nice, uploaded a mod with the upper area darker and more contrast. View large.



Willie

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AnnChown
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22 Aug 2013 - 7:29 PM


Quote: Nice, uploaded a mod with the upper area darker and more contrast. View large.



Willie

Thanks Willie - I do like the increased contrast in the foreground - I'll have to have a fiddle with the original. Thanks again for your time.

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gajewski
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23 Aug 2013 - 12:33 AM

V2 is better and you are right -- that rim light is fantastic. Nicely done.
-=\Walter

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