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Shot of Killingworth Lake, taken one August evening

Brand:Sony
Camera:Sony A200
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:22 Aug 2010 - 5:40 PM
Focal Length:30mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.0
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/160sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Killingworth Lake
Username:Georden Georden
Uploaded:20 Jun 2011 - 6:30 PM
Tags:Cloud, Lake, Landscape / travel, Sky, Tree, Water, Wet
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achieverswales
20 Jun 2011 - 7:13 PM

Excellent composition and good whites, but no blacks only gray tones.

Regards

Trev.

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Georden
Georden  3 England
20 Jun 2011 - 8:14 PM

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...

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achieverswales
20 Jun 2011 - 10:17 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Hi There
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.

Regards

Trev.

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Georden
Georden  3 England
21 Jun 2011 - 7:02 PM

Trev, thanks for explaining this. I'll give it another go ASAP. I guess I need to learn to spot real black & white tones!

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SecRATary
SecRATary  3 Wales
7 Jul 2011 - 8:26 AM

Hi,

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 ? Wink

Well done ...

Cheers ...

Dave (R.A.T.S.)

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Georden  3 England
10 Jul 2011 - 5:11 PM

That is interesting Dave. Thanks for letting me know. As for the bird, I wish I was that good, a crop I'm afraid...

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sawsengee  84 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2011 - 6:39 PM

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.....regardsSmile

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jackson8472
30 Jul 2011 - 1:41 PM

Hi George.
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.
Cheers.
Tone

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illuvator
illuvator  3 United Kingdom
25 Sep 2011 - 8:10 AM

Good as it is george

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