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I had this one up before but have reworked it again to see if I could get it better.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:EF24-105mm F/4L IS USM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:3 Sep 2010 - 7:55 PM
Focal Length:45mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/13.0
Shutter Speed:1/13sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Dunluce Castle, Co. Antrim
Username:canonfan46 canonfan46
Uploaded:4 Oct 2011 - 2:17 PM
Tags:Landscape / travel
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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10845 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2833 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2011 - 8:07 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Hello John.

Ive looked through your portfolio to find the original that you worked with, but couldnt find it. I was interested in what you though needed to be improved.


This type of shot is outside you normal focus, and its a nice image overall. there are a few areas visible by the left of the castle where theres evidence of some work you had been doing.

I find that the shot is light on contrast, - in that the blackest point in the shot is not completely black, so perhaps you were intending to light the castle detail a little (a guess)

I brought black back to where it needed to be, which darkened the overall image, and gave it a lot more contrast with deeper colours. The presence of the very bright sun, though covered by light cloud can be addressed by placing some more cloud over it by copy and paste process and adjust opacity.

I personally prefer the castle to appear darker, - its more of a silhouette. the final point I would address is sharpness, and Ive added a little to the mod. Always check your re sized image for sharpness before you upload t, as file compression can make it look soft.




Regards


Willie

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canonfan46
4 Oct 2011 - 9:15 PM

Thanks Willie for a very helpful critique.

Sorry, I deleted the original as I dident think I should have two images the same posted, but I now see the point in leaving it there.

Your mod appears to have only minor adjustments but the result is vastly different and much better.
I wish I had the ability to see things they you experts do. Ah well, maybe some day.

Thanks again, and I am now going to try and replicate your mod.

John

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10845 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2833 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2011 - 11:01 PM

John, - one important point, - get your monitor calibrated, - it can make a big difference.

To get you black = black, check this link:

http://www.dpchallenge.com/tutorial.php?TUTORIAL_ID=24



regards


Willie

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canonfan46
5 Oct 2011 - 2:03 AM

Thanks again Wille

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