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Good Morning peopleGrin
I had a trip out to York yesterday, It was a bit on the dull side........... the weather, not YorkWink
Didn't get many shots and although it was so cloudy the light around the castle was blowing out the sky so I didnt get the shots I wanted of the castle with all the Daffodils, I remembered "Twelvemegs" said they where in bloom here the other daySmile....... So this is a crop of a larger image that I thought was more interesting than the bigger image............................. I will be interested to see what you think, Comments and constructive critisism welcome as usual.
Great big thankyou for comments and votes on yesterdays image.GrinGrin

Brand:FUJIFILM
Camera:Fujifilm FinePix S8100fd
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:9 Mar 2012 - 12:45 PM
Focal Length:4.7mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/3.5
Shutter Speed:1/220sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:64
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:York Daffodils
Username:Fefe Fefe
Uploaded:10 Mar 2012 - 10:00 AM
Tags:Architecture, Daffodils, Flowers & plants, General, York
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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Mar 2012 - 10:10 AM

great comp diane wonderful colours a cracker nice one Wink
andy

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Alvar
Alvar  7 France2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Mar 2012 - 10:11 AM

This is very nicely composed Diane with plenty of detail and colourSmile
Alvar

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Trev_B
Trev_B e2 Member 7123 forum postsTrev_B vcard England66 Constructive Critique Points
10 Mar 2012 - 10:12 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Hi Dianne.. I think you have done well considering the light levels. However it's suffering from over sharpening which has caused fringing around the roofline and the birds. You could remove it by using a small blur tool or maybe using the Defringe layer.

Anyhow it's still a nice image .Smile

Trev

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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 3Fefe vcard United Kingdom30 Constructive Critique Points
10 Mar 2012 - 10:19 AM


Quote: Hi Dianne.. I think you have done well considering the light levels. However it's suffering from over sharpening which has caused fringing around the roofline and the birds. You could remove it by using a small blur tool or maybe using the Defringe layer.

Anyhow it's still a nice image .Smile

Trev

Mmmm, I have a blurring tool, will see how it looks.......... thankyou for the commentGrin
Diane

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achieverswales
10 Mar 2012 - 11:49 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Hi Diane
Must agree with Trev! if you can get near these settings! In Camera Raw I use Amount 80 to 100 normally 80, Radius 0.8, Detail 25 to 30, if you have Camera Raw there is another slider called Masking, use this so you are not sharpening the background, the best way to do this is hold down the Alt Key, all the photo goes white! Keep sliding to the right and you will see the outlines of the subject start to appear, when to background goes black! Stop, now you have only sharpened the main subject. hope this helps.
The composition of the hill creating a triangle is excellent you have a great eye for photography composition.


Regards

Trev.

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BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Mar 2012 - 12:04 PM

A really lovely image, well composed.
Made me laugh re. 'York itself not being dull' ..
I should think not, lol. Wink

B.

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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 3Fefe vcard United Kingdom30 Constructive Critique Points
10 Mar 2012 - 12:11 PM


Quote: Hi Diane
Must agree with Trev! if you can get near these settings! In Camera Raw I use Amount 80 to 100 normally 80, Radius 0.8, Detail 25 to 30, if you have Camera Raw there is another slider called Masking, use this so you are not sharpening the background, the best way to do this is hold down the Alt Key, all the photo goes white! Keep sliding to the right and you will see the outlines of the subject start to appear, when to background goes black! Stop, now you have only sharpened the main subject. hope this helps.
The composition of the hill creating a triangle is excellent you have a great eye for photography composition.


Regards

Trev.

I didn't know you could speak Russian Trev............. GrinGrinGrin
Seriously. comment much apprieciated, I get kind of what you are saying, My software doesn't do selective sharpening, but it does have threshold...............will this help? Got to go out now, be back laterWink
Diane

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franken
franken e2 Member 123261 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
10 Mar 2012 - 12:29 PM

Love the composition in this.

Ken

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ugly
ugly e2 Member 6ugly vcard United Kingdom56 Constructive Critique Points
10 Mar 2012 - 12:38 PM

I do like this image..
I was reading above...
It might help using the dodge and burn tool in layers...
That way you can add areas with more shadows which will hell give a sharper idea in the image..
I like to see you use this in the sky as well.. This I think could give you a more dramtic sky and give it contast as well..
These are only ideas..
I hope you try them...

Dave

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User_Removed
10 Mar 2012 - 1:10 PM

Superb image, great comp' and DOF.

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twelvemegs
10 Mar 2012 - 9:16 PM

Spotted this amongst my “connections” thumbnails Diane.
I really like your chosen view, with the Magistrates Court in the background.
I wish I’d have thought of that. Grin

David

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saeidNL
saeidNL  5 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
10 Mar 2012 - 9:28 PM

Beautiful and well composed image indeed,well done,
saeid

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luceombra
luceombra  327 forum posts Italy5 Constructive Critique Points
12 Mar 2012 - 8:19 AM

Very nice compo and light. Just a little bit oversharpened Wink
Al

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PaulLiley
PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
12 Mar 2012 - 10:22 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

I kinda like the contrast between natural flowers and the harsher detail of the buildings. Think I would have cropped the grass off the bottom up to the start of the daffs. This part is not neccessary to the image and a bit of the sky at the top (not too much). This is my pennies worth. Hope you don't mind me saying this-just my opinion. Paul

Last Modified By PaulLiley at 12 Mar 2012 - 10:23 AM

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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 3Fefe vcard United Kingdom30 Constructive Critique Points
12 Mar 2012 - 11:01 AM


Quote: I kinda like the contrast between natural flowers and the harsher detail of the buildings. Think I would have cropped the grass off the bottom up to the start of the daffs. This part is not neccessary to the image and a bit of the sky at the top (not too much). This is my pennies worth. Hope you don't mind me saying this-just my opinion. Paul

No I dont mind at allGrin, Working on your comment and others at the moment, The results may be my upload later......... I will seeWink
Diane

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raygregson
raygregson e2 Member 6raygregson vcard United Kingdom
12 Mar 2012 - 3:21 PM

superb image love the colours,well done diane.Winkray

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