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Sunrise, near Ratlinghope Shropshire. I love the mist over the hills amd the general serenity of the image.

After completing a series of training sessions using curves, this was the first photograph I edited using nothing but curves.

Camera:Canon EOS 350D
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Focal Length:42mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Metering Mode:Pattern
Flash:No flash
Title:Ratlinghope
Username:loubradtphotography loubradtphotography
Uploaded:15 Jul 2012 - 12:55 AM
Tags:Bradt, Landscape, Landscape / travel, Lou, Loubradt, Loubradtphotography, Ratlinghope, Shropshire
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debu
debu  4 India
15 Jul 2012 - 1:07 AM

Great shot.
debu

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loubradtphotography

Why thank you Smile

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2012 - 1:30 AM

Fantastic composition. Lovely recession of trees and hills
with a soft toning sky.
I've done a modification with few tweaks in contrasts and saturation
and a little sharpen.
Not sure if it's an improvement as I'd loved to have taken your image.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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loubradtphotography

Hi Irishkate.
Many thanx for your modification. Sadly I am viewing via my ipad and not my desktop, so i am struggling to see any variance on your modification. However once i get back to dektopviewing i shall be very keen to compare your mods with mine, as often the subtlest of differences can have an amzing effect...

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Ayoob
Ayoob e2 Member 3Ayoob vcard Australia
15 Jul 2012 - 3:24 AM

WONDERFUL SHOT........Grin

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Philo
Philo e2 Member 477 forum postsPhilo vcard England83 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2012 - 7:12 AM

A great shot indeed with wonderful receding layers and lovely colours in the mist. For me there is too much sky so I have offered a mod with a letterbox crop to concentrate the eye on the more beautiful parts of the image.
Welcome to epz!
Phil

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Phil

I can totally see your point with the sky and appreciate your crop. I do think that it loses some of its light by doing this, but nonetheless it is a great alternative as it adds more focus to the landscape.

Thank you for your comments and modification

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paulbroad
paulbroad  782 forum posts United Kingdom863 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2012 - 8:21 AM

This is a nice image, but i wonder if you have used the dodge tool a bit on areas of the mist to live them? The tones look just a little unusual. You give us no technical data to go on.

Paul

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NDODS e2 Member 43468 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2012 - 8:29 AM

A really beautiful lowlight landscape photograph which contains all the right ingredients to make a great photograph.

Regards Nathan

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Kingfisher8
15 Jul 2012 - 8:31 AM

Stunning image well done.

Keith.

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Quote: This is a nice image, but i wonder if you have used the dodge tool a bit on areas of the mist to live them? The tones look just a little unusual. You give us no technical data to go on.

Paul

Sorry Paul for the lack of info...however the dodge tool is not something i ever use. All of the editing on this photo was done using curves andnothing else,as it was the first photograph i edited after doing a series of curves sessions on Kelby training.

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4667 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom63 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2012 - 6:17 PM

Superb shot !!!

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Jestertheclown
15 Jul 2012 - 6:57 PM

As has been said, the receding 'layer effect' works really well, as does, I think, Phil's crop.
Interesting that you've only used 'curves' on this. I'd be intrigued to see the original.
I like it.

Bren.

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perkyjude
perkyjude  346 forum posts England11 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2012 - 7:52 AM

A lovely image. I would have cropped some more of the top as the sky is not adding a lot to the image and there is alot of it. Other than that.... perfect - well done.

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10912 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2909 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2012 - 6:31 PM

Nice shot Louise. A couple of comments.

The exif data is incomplete, - so click that upload page link I mentioned on your other photo; the aperture used is a little wide for a landscape shot, - but I dont know which lens you used, so I can recommend a generic f/8 - f/11 at this focal length.

While using th Kelby method for curves, if you didnt come across the approach where you use Threshold with Curves, heres a link: http://www.dpchallenge.com/tutorial.php?TUTORIAL_ID=24


Note that the default settings for black and white are set these days to 0,0,0 and 255, 255, 255 rather than higher than 0 and lower than 255.


Ive used this in the mod, it gives deeper blacks; and I also sharpened the mod, - you need to check your re sized image after saving it, and before uploading it, - open the new image, check sharpness, and sharpen as needed. re sizing can cause loss of sharpness due to compression.



regards


Willie

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