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taken midday at lake menteith scotland

Camera:Sony Alpha 300
Lens:70-300
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:stones
Username:albo68 albo68
Uploaded:21 Apr 2009 - 8:06 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, General, Landscape / travel
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I_KNOOOW
I_KNOOOW  5 Canada8 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2009 - 2:50 PM

Good use of a S-curve to lead the eye into the photo. some of the stones are a bit over exposed because of the strong sun from the mid day. a different time of day, or using exposure comp. could help lessen this.

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pamelajean Critique Team 8748 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1575 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2009 - 5:18 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Hello, Allan. I feel like trying to walk across these like stepping-stones. Considering this was taken at mid-day, you held the exposure quite well, with just the tops of a few of the stones nearing burn-out, but the detail is still there, and your focus looks ok. This time of day has given good contrasting light and shadows as well as some reflections and ripples, but it has made the water fairly light. With the blue EPZ background, the top of your picture is blending into it, and I would suggest a small border in future, if you have water or sky in a picture, just to give it separation. There is an interesting snaking of the rocks and you have good perspective on them, but I'd like to have seen some more water at the top, to give a sense of depth and distance, so that as the rocks take the eye through the image, it doesn't suddenly stop at the last stone. For this reason, I think that portrait format would have been the better option here, and by getting a bit closer to the stones at the bottom, you could have used a smaller aperture/higher f-stop to get good detail on them and even more dramatic perspective. You have part of a rock jutting into the frame on the right, which catches the attention and can either be cloned out or cropped away. I have done a modification where I cropped the right side, darkened the image, lifted the shadows so that the dark areas of the rocks had some more detail, then reduced the highlights to bring back detail where they were white. I increased the saturation to give more colour to the water, adjusted levels and then added canvas to the top, cloning in some more water, for the added depth I spoke of.
Pamela.

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albo68
albo68  7 Scotland
21 Apr 2009 - 10:09 PM

thanks guys still trying to get use to the camera only had it 2-3 weeks
will take things on board

thanks Allan

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