Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more for free!
This is a lovely shot, but it is a bit flat. I have uploaded a mod so I hope you like it. I concentrated on lifting the contrast and the colours without making them look unreal. Your camera has tried to even out the exposure, so the cat is a little underexposed. When I lifted that the background went a bit paler, but didn't blow out.
Lovely, in high summer when I've been I just got there at 7.00am. It was an hour from our campsite so I had to sneak out Worth it for the sight, the small and the sound of the bees!
There's a lot to like about this. you have exposed well, but there a couple of areas where I think you could lift it. First the processing has left it little flat. Our cameras are designed to capture everything in a scene and the result is a flattening of the contrast. Have a look at your histogram in your processing software. My guess is that there's a flat part of the histogram at each end. In "Levels" if you pull the little triangles at each end of the histogram until they just meet the start and end of the histogram you'll find that the image comes to life.
At first glance this is a fine shot, but then I started to wonder what we were meant to focus on. The problem is the foreground wall because it gets in the way of the picture. I strong foreground is important in landscape, but a vertical wall arrests the viewers eye. The hill behind is indistinguishable from the top of the wall and there is definitely an image waiting to get out. I would love to see the landscape beyond the wall. I think that you could use the top of the wall as a foreground, but it would have to be from above so that the viewer can see beyond it. Have a look at some Joe Cornish shots where he uses a rock in the foreground to create an anchor for the viewer to look beyond. Sorry if this sounds negative, but I'd love to see some others you took at the same time, where we can see beyond the wall.