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I took this up in the glens of Antrim,I would have liked to have been on top of the stone it would have given me a better shot.I have done a mod i would value your opinion.

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Lens:16-85mm f/3.5-5.6 G VR
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:10 Jul 2012 - 2:54 PM
Focal Length:50mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.1
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/500sec
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ISO:200
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Title:derilect
Username:williamsloan williamsloan
Uploaded:23 Jul 2012 - 2:18 PM
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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2214 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2012 - 5:19 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

I always like to be honest,I hope you dont mind.
Definately V1 for me ,great shot of a beautiful old house,that's been leftSad
V2 for me the grass is far from what it should be,even on a sunny day here ,I would never see it as bright as this.
Maybee others will dissagree with me.This would make a lovely home for someone.
NettaSmile

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10988 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2984 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2012 - 5:31 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

The mod does well cropped, but the grass colour, I agree with Netta, - its flourescent. Remember, - less is usually more when youre in Photoshop, especially with colours.


If the colour does look OK to you in the mod, but not green enough in V1, then you need to check you monitors calibration Billy.


Willie

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Focus_Man  4481 forum posts United Kingdom631 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2012 - 5:33 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

I can see why you uploaded two pics Billy. The first one would receive some degree of criticism about the amount of almost redundant grass in the foreground, yet V2 shows that apparently you were not able to show more of the house alone because the grass seems to be running all the way up to the house. So you were stuck and V1 it has to be.

A slight clock-wise rotation is required to make the thing straight which then gives you a record shot of the derelict property which generally are found to be photogenic. What a pity you were not able to show more of it though.

Once again, choice of aperture seems to be not optimum, why not f8 of f11?

Frank

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 431 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom76 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2012 - 6:01 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Seems we all want to do something with your derelict cottage Bill,
which shows how popular these old buildings are for photographers.
I've done a mod where I've rotated it a few degrees to left, then cropped out the shed
as I think the cottage is your subject.
I gave it some contrast to get back some detail in sky
and in curves lightened foreground after darkening sky.
See what you think!!!
KateGrin

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Sooty_1 Critique Team 41267 forum postsSooty_1 vcard United Kingdom203 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2012 - 10:57 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Hi Billy.
I feel V2 is over the top by some way. As Willie says, less is usually more. Also, you've cropped to give more sky, which is rather uninteresting.
I bet you wish you could have got higher to see more of the building over the wall, which is where the main interest is! Though it's good that you are still out there looking and shooting, you have to think about the end result - what are you shooting and how do you want it to look, plus try to leave as little work to do to post processing, unless you intend to do specific processing.
I think a tighter crop like Kate's helps minimise the dull sky's impact.

Nick

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paulbroad
paulbroad e2 Member 789 forum postspaulbroad vcard United Kingdom880 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2012 - 7:32 AM

V2 is very over processed, but for me the initial viewpoint is wrong. Too much foreground and part of a fence post. Without knowing the location, difficult to advise, but compositionally wrong for me.

Paul

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NEWMANP
NEWMANP e2 Member 61587 forum postsNEWMANP vcard United Kingdom574 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2012 - 1:13 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

hello Billy,
i like the low viewpoint, adds to the mystery but to be fair i dont like the intrusion of the fence post, couldnt you have shot through the mesh or something or held the camera down over the fence. the shed on the right makes a good stopper too.

i think this is more a mono shot than colour and id be searching the channels for a conversion that gave some nice contrast on the foliage. also the sky needs strengthening either by duplicating up the layers and mutiply with a grad mask over the bottom or by direct replacement.

i know the tempation was to get a higher viewpoint and include more building but it wouldnt have had the same impact. the shot can be really good in mono with a bit of rework.

phil

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