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An image from my last weekend away.

This is Lustybeg Island in Co. Fermanagh. I combined 3 images together and processed them in photomatix. I would be interested in your views as I am still on a learning curve with this programme.

Many thanks to all who voted and left comments on my last upload "Lest we forget". All were very much appreciated

Jim

Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:Tamron 18-270mm Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:5 Nov 2012 - 12:56 AM
Focal Length:39mm
Aperture:f/14.1
Shutter Speed:1/32sec
ISO:400
Title:Island Paradise
Username:canonfan canonfan
Uploaded:8 Nov 2012 - 5:24 PM
Tags:Island;lough;vacation, Landscape / travel
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mooreish
mooreish  1 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2012 - 5:26 PM

Looks stunning Jim, Would hang on my wall

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JohnChambersPhotography

Very good processing Jim, excellent comp with stunning colours. well worked image, very nie capture.

jOHN

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Tibetan
Tibetan  1 England
8 Nov 2012 - 5:33 PM

I don't honestly know on this sort of thing Jim, I really don't! looks a little unreal to me but! then again it is quite appealing, It really depends if you feel you achieved what you had hoped for! after all it's your photo, I can't help wondering if I might have like the original a bit more, still a good photo!; it's all a matter of taste at the end of the day, I like it would like to see the original as yours are very good photo's, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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williamsloan
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8 Nov 2012 - 5:44 PM

a nice try i am sure you will get there


billy

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2012 - 5:49 PM

Instantly I thought a touch of HDR and very tastefully done IMO great work

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Hermanus
Hermanus  1 South Africa
8 Nov 2012 - 5:52 PM

Whatever you did here works for me ! What a stunning photo you have produced Smile

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Briwooly
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8 Nov 2012 - 5:58 PM

It's all down to taste on some subjects it works and on others not. I think you have got a typical HDR effect and its worked rather well but I prefer my HDR a little more subtle but nice work all the same

Brian.................

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2105 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2012 - 6:03 PM

Myself I like v2 better but what do you like is more important than what anyone else says,at the end of the day its your photo .Smile
NettaSmile

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fificat100
fificat100 e2 Member 3fificat100 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2012 - 6:18 PM

A cracking shot. Whatever work you did on it doesn't matter 'cos I love it.SmileSmileSmile

Lavina

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1881  2 India
8 Nov 2012 - 6:19 PM

Its a beautiful image indeed.
Regards - SANJEEV -

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Tibetan
Tibetan  1 England
8 Nov 2012 - 6:37 PM

V2. Jim is what I expect from you but! I might if you persevere find I like the other style better, I do like this photo! carry on and perhaps you could put both in future giving a choice, Best regards Leon. Thank you cheers Jim.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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christinecilia
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8 Nov 2012 - 6:44 PM

like v2 great photo. christineGrinGrinGrinGrin

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andylea
andylea e2 Member 537 forum postsandylea vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2012 - 6:44 PM

v1 for me today jim love the light and tones a real cracker nice one Wink
andy

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2012 - 6:50 PM

Two fantastic and great captures,Jim.V1 is my favorite,
saeid

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Badgerfred
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8 Nov 2012 - 6:58 PM

Super scene Jim, much prefer V2,
Fred.

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 4966 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England129 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2012 - 6:59 PM

v1 definitely has impact. v2 is a beautifully composed image. Both have their merits and I would give a vote to either.

Dave

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carper123
carper123 e2 Member 277 forum postscarper123 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2012 - 7:10 PM

Luv both, Jim, but i prefer v2, both super composition, but so very different, good creative thinking.
Nice one.
Darryl. Smile

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mikbee
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8 Nov 2012 - 7:23 PM

I like strong colours Jim,
but perhaps V1 is a bit strong for me.
Prefer V2 !!
Mick.

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rayme330
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8 Nov 2012 - 7:24 PM

Cracking composition, Jim. Like the HDR version best, but maybe just toned down a little. Grin

Ray

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Billyray
Billyray  670 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2012 - 7:24 PM

I like both with a slight preference for V2. Great work with photomatix on V1.
Ray

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EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2012 - 7:47 PM

OK, have to confess straight off I rarely like HDR images. Too many of them do funny things to my eyesight! Much prefer V2 between the images posted here. Is it the original? However, having said all that, well done on trying a new challenge and I look forward to being proved wrong very soon when you totally master this process! Grin

Ann

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thedon1941
8 Nov 2012 - 8:20 PM

Beautiful scene, great lighting, superb images. Don

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prabhusinha
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8 Nov 2012 - 8:20 PM

Missed U for 3 days , will catch up . Both are beautiful in their respect.

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pdcche
pdcche  3 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2012 - 8:42 PM

I don't know about you still learning but i think its a beauty Jim, well done, Peter..

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Irishkate
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8 Nov 2012 - 9:19 PM

The thing with HDR is to make it look so natural you wouldn't know it was HDR.
I do like V2 your original but it does need that added punch from Highlights and Shadows,
which is what HDR is all about.
I used to have Photomatix on my old computer which was a good programme for HDR
but efforts in Photoshop haven't been too good so far. It does take very subtle handling.
For me the saturation is a little bit overdone but I'm no expert on the subject Jim
but you have brought out more detail in sky.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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HELANA
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8 Nov 2012 - 10:45 PM

Both images are grate Jim,very well composed, and grate colours. Well done.
Elena

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Humblebee
Humblebee  1 England
9 Nov 2012 - 1:12 AM

Two stunning captures. But you have given me a problem Jim, I love v1 even after everything every else has said. I love the vibrancy of the colours, it just hits thar spot, but I also like v2, so they shall have to share the vote for now ... Carol GrinGrinGrin

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taggart
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9 Nov 2012 - 1:54 AM

I prefer v2 but I think I would have pushed it a bit more---but not as far as v1---
Keep in mind that this is not an area that I have done much work--- however I am interested to see what can be done as I am working towards some larger images!

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Rock
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9 Nov 2012 - 7:53 AM

Grand work .

Rock

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morpheus1955
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9 Nov 2012 - 8:55 AM

I like both images Jim, V1 for the dramatic impact and the vibrancy of the colours, just the sort of image that should be hanging on the wall of an ultra modern building Smile V2 I like the subtle colours much more restful Smile, great composition,

Hugh

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lesliea
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9 Nov 2012 - 9:17 AM

Very nice image Jim well captured.
Allen, Smile

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annettep38
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11 Nov 2012 - 12:22 AM

it is a beautiful view... my preference would be somewhere halfway in between the two.. 1 is a bit too much, 2 could do with a bit more contrast. It is always good to experiment, that is the best way to learn.

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Mototaur
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11 Nov 2012 - 12:55 PM

stunning photograph would make a lovely painting or greetings card

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Sue_R
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12 Nov 2012 - 6:45 PM

I like the comp. Photomatix is a great programme, but it takes a bit of getting used to and I'm sure you'll find settings you like when you've done a bit of experimenting. The colours, etc, are all a matter of personal choice, but one thing I would do, if I were you, is to bring back a sky from a single image to get rid of the cloud stutter. Send me a pm if you want me to explain.

Sue Smile

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13 Nov 2012 - 12:45 PM

cracking image sir

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F00tiechic
18 Nov 2012 - 9:54 PM

A cracking shot - Photomatix what setting did u use trying to learn it myself Wink

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