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Hi,

First try at vignette.

C & M welcomed

Thanks,

Alan

Brand:Panasonic
Camera:Panasonic Lumix G10
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:9 Apr 2012 - 1:12 PM
Focal Length:31mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.1
Aperture:f/13.0
Shutter Speed:1/400sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Glenarm castle walls
Username:Alanh1920 Alanh1920
Uploaded:25 Apr 2012 - 11:50 PM
Tags:General, Landscape / travel
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mhfore
mhfore  7 England176 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2012 - 8:49 AM

Morning Alan,

For your first go it's alright, you've not gone overboard and pushed it to far into the image but the top left is a bit distracting and looks like a blurred area. Maybe if the opacity had not been reduced as much it may have worked better?

Alan you can bring this image out more with a few simple adjustments. First make a copy and in your blend modes select "Overlay" and reduce the opacity to suit (I reduced it to 47%) this will subtly alter the colours and contrast but don't worry about it looking to dark at the moment. Next with a layer mask erase the effect from the water and flatten the image.

Next make another copy and this time in your blend modes select "Screen" which will lighten the image and agian reduce the opacity (I reduced it to 38%) and with a mask again remove the effect from the water.

As you will now see, overlay boosted the colours so they are now stronger before lightening them and as the water is already to bright we don't want to be making it brighter with these adjustments.
Now go into "Levels" and on the "Output" slider very slightly nudge the white slider in, this will help reduce the sheen off the top of the water, again do this until it suits your eye and if you want to you can remove that alteration from the rest of the image.


Posted a mod with these adjustments

Take care
Martin

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8687 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1531 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2012 - 4:53 PM

I like the scene very much, Alan, and the way you have finished the wall in the bottom right corner.
For me, the house, bridge and wall are the important elements, and I therefore feel your vignetting is a bit too deep, especially where it blurs part of the house. I personally would not have chosen this image for vignetting. To be honest, I feel that I want to see the detail behind it. If the house had been nearer the middle, I might have found it more pleasing. Having said that, the soft effect of the vignetting is not unpleasant.
You have quite a large expanse of bright water, and Frank's modification shows what it would be like if this were cropped a little. Of course, a duck or a swan inside that expanse of water would have been a perfect bonus. I feel the scene might benefit from toning the brightnessof the water down a touch.
If you have the chance to take this again, it would be wondeful to have some good reflections in that water, to take away the plainness.
Pamela.

Last Modified By pamelajean at 26 Apr 2012 - 4:57 PM

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Alanh1920
Alanh1920  2 Northern Ireland
1 May 2012 - 2:26 PM

Hi all, many thanks for your comments. Once again I found each of them to be very beneficial and tend to agree with each point raised.

Many Thanks,

Alan

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