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Im not totally happy with this but its best I can make I think. I am having selection problems in photoshop and so I think you can tell where i have adjusted the sky from the foreground, maybe you can maybe you cant.

The other problem is I think its rather grainy I think this is possibly due to my over zealous sharpening. I think i have a tiny goblin in my PC as the original seems to have gone astray so I cant really rectify the problem. After uploading I noticed my border has disappeared too, strange.

Anyway tell me what you think, C+C most welcome.

Camera:Canon EOS 350D
Lens:18-35mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Stormy Sunset
Username:danielle1987 danielle1987
Uploaded:1 Oct 2007 - 4:26 PM
Tags:Corbiere, Landscape / travel, Sea, Storm, Sunset
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PatrickSmith
1 Oct 2007 - 4:34 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Yes, too much sharpening or added saturation will make an image grainy. This is a very dramatic image, so you got there at the right time. Using ND grad filters can help with the sky so you don't have to do as much work and the sky will look more natural. In general, don't sharpen the sky or at most select the sky and use a radius of about 20 pixels and sharpen just a very small amount (for contrast.) Select the land, feather it and sharpen that by itself.

Patrick

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graeme34
graeme34  7 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2007 - 4:36 PM

Looks great! superb atmosphere and detail

Graeme

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imander
imander  7388 forum posts United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
1 Oct 2007 - 4:36 PM

really good looking image even with the probs.well done
ian

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danielle1987
1 Oct 2007 - 4:37 PM

thanks for that advice Patrick, I dont have any grad filters as yet and none for that lens I only have them for my 10-20. Its worth thinking about I was going to look at possible a blue/gray and a red/orange one for christmas. I was finding that even with the feathering the edges especially of the rocks on the extreme left on the horizon it seemed to look like there was a white line running down which meant you could tell the selection had missed out those areas.

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danielle1987
1 Oct 2007 - 4:38 PM

thanks graeme and fossiler for taking the time to comment.

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peugeot406
1 Oct 2007 - 4:39 PM

Good image, great atmosphere.
Brian

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RobD
RobD  725 forum posts United Kingdom
1 Oct 2007 - 4:56 PM

Nice shot - well done
Rob

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DunDiggin
DunDiggin  761 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Oct 2007 - 5:08 PM

I think that's a belter. If I'm ultra-picky, the top cloud is too dark, but that's being ultra-picky - it adds to the oppressive mood.

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Rowan_Mark
1 Oct 2007 - 5:48 PM

Overall a good pic, the noise in the darker areas of the pic are abit of a spoiler, probably due to a high ISO or over sharpening. I recommend using NEAT IMAGE. It will greatly improve this image but smoothing out the over all tone and removing the noise. Try it out and let me know if works.


Rowan

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Donnyboy  7 Wales
1 Oct 2007 - 6:15 PM

Wonderfull shot,Jon.

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Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
1 Oct 2007 - 7:52 PM

Nice image - very dramatic scene.
R.

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proz  10205 forum posts United States
1 Oct 2007 - 8:05 PM

moody well captured

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rice
rice  6 England
31 Dec 2007 - 10:16 PM

With the black framing around the image it gives
the imression that you are looking out
from a cave ,onto the stormy scene.
Kirby. [rice]

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Guernseydan
7 Apr 2008 - 1:58 PM

I'd recognise that lighthouse a mile off, even in a thumbnail! Seems like everyone has summed up all the techy aspects for you Danielle.

It must have been quite a day though? I know what it can get like on the edge there in a big storm.

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