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digicammad's Gallery Comments
I'm not sure what story you wanted to tell with this but for me it doesn't say anything. The composition is a little awkward, with the daffodil directing the eyes out of frame and nothing to drag them back and the overall image seems not to be sure whether it wants to be minimal or not.
Good composition and colours in this but the HDR processing is letting it down. There are halos between light and dark areas and I think the micro-contrast is a little low, leading to a loss of texture in the brickwork.
Hi Gilly. I take it this is your first go with Photomatix after your recent thread. Is this the look you intended to create or is it how it turned out? I only ask because it shows most of the signs of being over tone-mapped. There are halos around the junctions between light and dark, indicating possibly too little light smoothing. There is a harshness, which could be down to too much micro-contrast, whilst overall there is a lack of contrast, possibly due to black and white points being set wrong.