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Trees and a stream near Bratley View, New Forest National Park

Attempting to get the effect of the sunlight, the forest and the water together here.

My thoughts were a lower angle might have been better, but this was perched on an outcrop and pretty much as low as it would go.

Nearly lost some footwear in the boggy ground to the left trying to reach the stones!

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D5000 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:35.0 mm f/1.8
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:5 May 2013 - 10:49 AM
Focal Length:35mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/1.7
Aperture:f/11.0
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Daylight (post production)
Title:Flow through the Trees
Username:RobertFranklinPhotography RobertFranklinPhotography
Uploaded:13 May 2013 - 9:23 AM
Tags:Brown, Forest, Gorse, Green, Hampshire, Heather, Landscape, Landscape / travel, New forest, Trees, Water
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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 104247 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
13 May 2013 - 9:59 AM

Interesting scene...felt the colours blended together a little so have done a mod Smile

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Sooty_1
Sooty_1 Critique Team 41262 forum posts United Kingdom203 Constructive Critique Points
13 May 2013 - 7:00 PM

I agree the colours are all muted and very similar, but with more drama, it wouldn't matter. The main problem here making it dramatic enough for it not to matter.
Maybe getting closer to the water and using a vertical framing, using the pebbles as foreground interest (as they would be bigger in the frame) and the shape of it running through the trees would give more prominence in the frame. At the moment, all it's doing is reflecting the colours of it's surroundings and adding to the blandness.

Perhaps more dramatic light would help add textures to the trees and pebbles, but they don't seem too sharp (surprising considering how good the lens is), so maybe there is a little shake or focussing error, but there shouldn't be. Shooting at the beginning or end of the day with the sun lower would help bring out more detail with the low sun in the right direction.

Oh, that mod.....no, no, no, no, no. bad HDR!!

Nick

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Sooty_1
Sooty_1 Critique Team 41262 forum posts United Kingdom203 Constructive Critique Points
13 May 2013 - 7:07 PM

Tried a mod, it doesn't really work.

Nick

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RobertFranklinPhotography

Thanks Nick

Agreed. Was a bit limited by how much water risk I wanted to take with the camera.

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dark_lord Critique Team 101505 forum postsdark_lord vcard England145 Constructive Critique Points
13 May 2013 - 9:12 PM

A nice location.
A slight change to the composition would help as has been suggested.
However, the lighting is just not giving the scen the lift and excitement that you felt on your visit. Lower angle light at a different time of day, and re-visiting the same spot at different times of the year should yield some "better" images (if you see what i mean, not meant in a bad way) as well as providing a nice series.

Keith

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paulbroad
paulbroad  789 forum posts United Kingdom880 Constructive Critique Points
14 May 2013 - 9:16 AM

It's a nice scene, but nothing really jumps out to make it a 'must look at'. I admit to not being really into landscape, but that means I need something to really make me look, dramatic weather, lighting, subject and so on. You mention post exposure lighting correction. This image is very warm including the grass. It looks like your daylight correction has added red.

I would try adding a touch of cyan or removing some red. It is quite possible to adjust apparent lighting in a JPG although not quite as well as in RAW. Simple application of the colour wheel and complimentarys as we had to do when colour printing in the wet darkroom. Nothing really changes.

Paul

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