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A view from a disused railway line across to Penshaw Monument in Sunderland.
The rtracks are used as lead in lines to the monument in the distance.
These are modifications uploaded by other members of the photo above. Download the photo by right clicking Download Photo and clicking Save As.
The idea is fine, but your mid foreground looks a touch over exposed. Looks like you darkened the sky and the near foreground but not the rest. Half a stop or even a stop less exposure would help, then a bit of dodging.
A high ISO, for texture I presume. Might go for a tripod and lower ISO.
The dark blue sky gives it impact, but makes it feel very unnatural. I think it could have worked with a black gradient instead. the overall image is still stunning. Peter
I like it. A 1/2 stop under makes a difference though, as in the mod.
Thanks for your comments!
I tried taking the blue out but visually it wasn't was interesting. I agree that this makes it less realistic but I do think it makes a better photograph.
Hi Paul, firstly I agree with everybody that this is a really nice shot and just some tweaks here and there and as you so rightly say its what you like.
Did you consider a black and white? I have uploaded a mod which is converted to B+W and then has the contrast adjusted to define some whites and blacks. As you will notice I have also cropped the shot as I thought the sky a little heavy and overpowering in B+W. Would like to know what you think, any good or ruined a great shot?
Thanks Eric. I think I had a go at black and white (the high contrast was achieved using a black and white layer set to hard light) but perhaps it was the sky issue that put me off. I like the conversion but for me the monument is to high up the image now. Perhaps pulling back on the contrast sky would allow the B&W shot to work better and help bring a bit more balance.
I think you are right, I used the mod more as a demonstration best results are always achieved going back to the original and reprocessing. Still a great shot and we are really talking about a different version rather than things that should be done.
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