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This is the picturesque packhorse bridge in Little Langdale and a favourite spot of mine. The water was quite high so the usual fg rocks were sunmerged and I found it quite difficult to balance the fg which was in shade with the background in bright sunshine. Comments on that point are welcome .
Hope you like it.
Geoff

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D90 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:10.0-20.0 mm f/4.0-5.6
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:1 Nov 2011 - 8:21 AM
Focal Length:10mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/16.0
Shutter Speed:0.3sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
Title:Slater Bridge
Username:geffers7 geffers7
Uploaded:17 Nov 2011 - 2:27 PM
Tags:Landscape / travel
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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2011 - 2:46 PM

Beautiful image with superb detail and colours,
saeid

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4133 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2011 - 4:27 PM

Meant to comment earlier but got distracted: I don't find the darker f/g out of place.......it balances with band of grey cloud above the fell. The rushing waters carry the eye down to the bridge and the sunlit fellside. A very pleasing composition and distribution of light.
Ronnie.

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andylea
andylea e2 Member 537 forum postsandylea vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2011 - 4:42 PM

brilliant comp geoff super colours and detail a cracker nice one Wink
andy

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gilbertmjake
gilbertmjake e2 Member 3gilbertmjake vcard England
17 Nov 2011 - 5:13 PM

Lovely image, great light on the b/g hills, nice one !

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4399 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom60 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2011 - 7:26 PM

A lovely shot !!!....a favourite of mine too !!!

Don't know what programme you use ?....but try this :- Make a selection of the bottom half of the image, hit Ctrl + J to put it on a seperate layer, then
hit Ctrl + L for 'Levels' & drag the RH (hi-lights) slider to the left a bit, & drag the centre slider (mid-tones) to the right a bit......this should 'lift' the tones a
wee bit & add a touch of contrast & vibrancy to this area !.......the sliders can be further adjusted to suit !!.....flatten the layers & save the image !

You could use the 'Curves' command (if you have it) instead of 'Levels', or even after using Levels....depends on how far you want to take it ?

If your image was open to 'Mods.', I'd have had a go ????

Hope this helps....regards...Keith.

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reaper4252
17 Nov 2011 - 8:42 PM

Excellent shot of a great place .....works for me OK

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geffers7
geffers7 e2 Member 332 forum postsgeffers7 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Nov 2011 - 1:10 PM

Thanks everyone - Keith - I did try a grad in Lightroom but I've used your suggestions in elements - what do you think?
Geoff

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Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England205 Constructive Critique Points
18 Nov 2011 - 3:42 PM

Good light and colours Geoff, version 2 has the better balance for me, and gives more impact too
Regards Richard

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Niknut
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Yeerrrrss !!!....V2 looks spot on !!!.......the 'heavier' tones have both created a nice 'base' to the shot, & balanced the whole
image.....as well as adding a bit more 'oomph' !!!!

Another way would be to create a new 'empty' Layer, then add a black grad to it from the bottom fading to zero at the bridge,
then set the blend-mode to 'Soft Light', & reduce the opacity to about 25%, & adjust from there...should have a very similar effect
to V2, but just another way of achieving it !!!!!

All good fun innit !!!!!!!

Keith.

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geffers7
geffers7 e2 Member 332 forum postsgeffers7 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Nov 2011 - 5:33 PM

Thanks Richard and Keith.
I'm trying to do most of my processing in Lightroom but heh seem to learn something new every day! Smile
Geoff

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reaper4252
18 Nov 2011 - 8:10 PM

Definite improvement in V2
Good work

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 2186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2011 - 12:38 AM

a lovely shot and I think I like it as it is. because there are two halves in it: the submerged riverbank which is wet and dark like my shoes would have been there (I bet) and water in is natural light has often softer tones!
and there is the blazing warm sunset. It is as if fire and water meet.

But of course, Keith's PS lesson is 100% correct and many will prefer v2.

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Hoffy
Hoffy e2 Member 9212 forum postsHoffy vcard England16 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2011 - 8:27 AM

I like V2 but I would not improve the bridge. Paul

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