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Hello all from a very wet, windy and miserable valley somewhere in Norway.
What a horrible load of weather outside!

I was very unsure about uploading this one, but have trouble feeling inspired today.
Will be glad to hear what you think - no need to be gentle with meSmile
Malc

Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:Sigma 10-20
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:water and reflections
Username:saltireblue saltireblue
Uploaded:30 Oct 2010 - 11:59 AM
Tags:Architecture, Reflections, Water
Votes:16
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devlin
devlin  4651 forum posts India39 Constructive Critique Points
30 Oct 2010 - 12:42 PM

I think this is an interesting subject for a photo, the reflections and light bouncing of the glass generate a lot of interest here, the composition looks ok, my only niggle is the overexposed bright sky (?) and the shadows on the bottom RHS Smile However still a very interesting subject, if you get a chance to do this again maybe look to get the exposure right for the sky.

Cheers and hope this helps

Prabh

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NeilWigan
NeilWigan e2 Member 4NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
30 Oct 2010 - 4:31 PM

yes V2 is better looks like some photographer or other had got there shadow in your picture.Same place as your reflections of the other day i think.Head down stiff, upper lip and keep at it.

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devlin
devlin  4651 forum posts India39 Constructive Critique Points
30 Oct 2010 - 6:32 PM

V2 looks much better Smile you are not alone in the impulse thingy it still takes an effort for me to clamp it down Smile

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James_C
James_C  536 forum posts United Kingdom56 Constructive Critique Points
31 Oct 2010 - 6:42 AM

An interesting subject well composed. I can't help thinking that you have heavily increased the contrast to exagerate the reflections Malc. It would be interesting to see the uneditted original.

James

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James_C  536 forum posts United Kingdom56 Constructive Critique Points
31 Oct 2010 - 10:46 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Hi Malc. thanks for the pm. I can see what you wree trying to do now. I think you will find that Contrast is a very crude tool that can have undesireable effects on other parts of the picture. In my opinion it is usually best to use curves for this purpose as you have much greater control. I've uploaded a modification were I have just used curves to bring out the reflections. (I haven't sorted the shaddow, which should be done). I think from this you can see what I mean.
Hope you find my commments helpful.

All the best,

James

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Oleg_Lobzin
31 Oct 2010 - 4:56 PM

V2 very good treatment. But I like the original version V3.
Regards, Oleg.

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
31 Oct 2010 - 6:39 PM

I think you have captured some excellent reflections in the original shot, but that they get lost with the processing in v1 and v2. So currently I'm giving my vote to v3
Helen

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helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
31 Oct 2010 - 7:01 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

I've had a go at sorting two things with a mod.
First of all I've used the lens correction filter to straighten some of the vertical lines.
Secondly I've used the shadow/highlight adjustment which bricurtis drew my attention to - really helpful in bringing out a contrast without such dark colours that results from using the contrast adjuster. Haven't attempted to do anything with the shadow though.
Hope that helps
Regards
Helen

Last Modified By helenlinda at 31 Oct 2010 - 7:04 PM

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2010 - 5:05 PM

Like your composition and the good mods you have got.
Good learning from this one.
Regards Richard

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Mynett
Mynett e2 Member 6137 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2010 - 7:43 PM

v2 for me, which is quite abstract and so unusual

Linda

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