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It rained yesterday, this was what I saw after the rain...All comments and criticisms are very welcome. Thank you.Settings S1/64;F13;ISO200 Focal length 40.00 AV-priority.

Camera:canon50d
Lens:18-200
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Tree and its reflection
Username:xwang xwang
Uploaded:10 Nov 2010 - 2:30 PM
Tags:General, Landscape / travel, Wildlife / nature
Votes:20

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Graham-Mead
10 Nov 2010 - 2:44 PM

Nice shot, perhaps a triffle dark but then this just adds to the atmosphere.

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xwang
xwang  531 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
10 Nov 2010 - 2:49 PM

Thank you Graham, I did try to bright it up a bit, but the reflection didn't look very nice, so I left it as this. I do wonder if it is too dark...Thank you again
xiaoli

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tashi
tashi  32 Constructive Critique Points
10 Nov 2010 - 2:50 PM

Lovely image! The reflection looks great. The colour of the sky is very nice. Well composed .. excellent capture.... can feel the atmosphere. Well done.

Last Modified By tashi at 10 Nov 2010 - 2:55 PM

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johnjones
johnjones  4 England
10 Nov 2010 - 2:50 PM

A great shot like the reflection in the puddle spot on Xiaoli.
jj

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8754 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1587 Constructive Critique Points
10 Nov 2010 - 3:08 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Hello, Xiaoli. A nice autumnal scene with the tree reflected in the puddle, a pathway lead-through and a very attractive sky. Your image is quite dark on my screen, and I think your camera has exposed for the sky, leaving the rest of the image underexposed. I have done a modification where I firstly straightened the image using the tree trunk and its reflection as my straightening line. I reduced highlights (for the sky), lifted shadows (for the land), increased saturation (for the colours), then adjusted levels. I used the burn tool on the white sky area, selectively saturated the golds, then slightly sharpened with high pass sharpen. I have put this mod on your "Evening in the Street of Lincoln" picture.
Pamela.

Last Modified By pamelajean at 10 Nov 2010 - 3:10 PM

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kazzy1963
kazzy1963  5 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2010 - 3:27 PM

Lovely image..
kaz

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diamondgeaser
10 Nov 2010 - 4:20 PM

Lovely shot..JIM.

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artcubis
artcubis  7 United States6 Constructive Critique Points
10 Nov 2010 - 4:48 PM

Excellent autumn landscape, with its mushy rainy muddy puddles. I like the depth and perspective of this capture, including the silvery clouds and patch of blue sky.
Catherine
p.s. thanks so much for the lovely comments in my PF

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NeilWigan
NeilWigan e2 Member 4NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
10 Nov 2010 - 9:22 PM

nice honest photo.

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2010 - 8:24 AM

A lovely shot Xang - concur with Pamela on mod - what a transformation - well worth a peek of the mod

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Nikola
Nikola  3 India1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2010 - 10:23 AM

Magnificent image and moment captured.

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PaulLiley
PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2010 - 1:37 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Good composition and I kinda agree with Pamela. It appears a bit dark in the fg and mid distance. It could be something you could alter in PS just to 'brighten' it up a little. I appreciate the weather conditions were not very helpful. in fact round here it is awful as well. Ducking in and out between the showers (very heavy). Paul

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rpba18205 e2 Member 4rpba18205 vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2010 - 4:17 PM

A lovely composition. It did need that slight straighten though and Pamela’s mod has brought out the super colours. A very nice scene well recorded.
Rob

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accipiter
accipiter e2 Member 4accipiter vcard England57 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2010 - 10:29 PM

Good picture but a little dark - perhaps brighten and then dodge a few areas in the foreground and middle distance. A

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xwang
xwang  531 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2010 - 10:55 AM

Thank you very much Pamela for your very helpful comment and MOD.There is lot of work you put in, thank you so much.
Thank you very much Paul for your helpful commment as well.
Thank you very much Athur for your helpful comment, I thought to brighten it up the light a bit, but the whole aera would be lighten up, I didn't think to dodge it. Very helpful indeed.
Thank you all for your kind and helpful comments.
xiaoli

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brownbear
brownbear  5 England2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2010 - 9:42 PM

Very simple but effective, captures the prevailing conditions very well.
Geoff

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