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Shot of Killingworth Lake, taken one August evening
Excellent composition and good whites, but no blacks only gray tones.
Thanks for the comments Trev, I really appreciate your time. This is probably very basic, but is the lack of blacks a problem with the photo or the way I have processed it? I used a B&W layer in Photoshop & moved the sliders until I saw what I thought looked OK...
You have processed the correct way by not just desaturating the image, sometimes in the B/W window Auto does a good job, but I also play with the sliders to get the best blacks, if this is the best you can get then it has to be, I thought playing with the greens should have given better results.
Trev, thanks for explaining this. I'll give it another go ASAP. I guess I need to learn to spot real black & white tones!
Hmmm ... strange that the others above cannot see 'black' in your image. I get 'some' blacks, but having said that, I've just done my monthly recalibration of my monitor.
Great image ... I like it, especially the sky.
I like the bird too, did you wait until it flew near the 'rule of thirds' or did you crop to it ?
Well done ...
That is interesting Dave. Thanks for letting me know. As for the bird, I wish I was that good, a crop I'm afraid...
great shot with excellent picture tone & contrast.......as for composition, I would stick to the rules of thirds but zoom out to capture more sky and more cloud reflection in the water.....just a friendly opinion.....regards
Not a bad mono, however, for me there's too much going on with the trees & clouds. Don't get me wrong, the clouds are great & the bird, but I would've got the shot from the other end (towards the sports centre) across the other angle (you know where I mean) there is a small clump of trees that side too. Then I would've used the 'rule of thirds' better from that angle. Hope you know where I mean? This is positive criticism mind, not negative....Also, with this angle, try putting a bit desaturated colour back into the trees, not too much, just that little hint.
Email me the image & i'll try it out & return.
Good as it is george
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