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Karoo Landscape

Karoo Landscape by mbotti

When you first open your photo you think to yourself it is a bit under exposed, but when you increase the exposure to lighten it, it loses its appeal. So I don't know about this one yes it is dark and also flat but I do sort of like it.

It as something that makes you want to look at it again, so if that was what you were after then Well Done.


Beacon by IGreenGables

I tend to agree with Dereks comments about the overall flatness of the shot, also for a mono lighthouse sort of photo I would have been looking for a bit more life in the sea i.e. stormy weather.

But there again you can only use what you are given, but certainly it is a location worth remembering when the weather turns for the worst.


Eilean Donan Castle, Kyle of Lochalsh

Eilean Donan Castle, Kyle of Lochalsh by ladigit

For me it is a great shot of a great castle, have tried many times to get this castle but never got a shot that comes anywhere near to yours.

Yes Paul is right it is a little bit off balance and slightly dark on the causeway but you can adjust that with a little crop & added light (see uploaded mod)
I actually like the dark/blue look of the sky, and the exposure on the all important castle is spot on.


winter in the painted desert

winter in the painted desert by unk001

Not quite sure what you were trying to photograph so can't comment on the actual photo, but just wondering why ISO 400.


Mountain in clouds

Mountain in clouds by FloKl

The major problem with mountain photography is getting what you see and feel onto the photo through the camera, and unfortunately as in my case I have a awful lot more failures than success.

So overall on the tech side there is not to much wrong with your photo in fact I like the shot, but bet the scene was a lot more impressive in real time than what your camera was able to produce.

Still it is a very good start you just need to keep plugging away.


Ancona (Italy): Tramonti hills of the Marche.

Ancona (Italy): Tramonti hills of the Marche. by aldo43

Great photo, from my personal point of view is that I would crop some of the sky, (see uploaded mod) or if you have the quality in the shot I would consider trying the isolate the photo around the area of the tree.

Don,t forget to clone out the plane streaks.


Broadford, Isle of Skye

Broadford, Isle of Skye by ladigit

I would have liked to see the sky a few minutes earlier, got a feeling you couldn't get away from the Bar in time, I agree with dudler regarding color & composition.

Nice photo.

There is water in the Karoo

There is water in the Karoo by mbotti

Because you don't have a lot of interest in the bottom half of your shot I feel you need to bring that lovely African Sky into play. I would consider cropping some of the lower part of the photo, and lighten up the blue in the sky ever so slightly. See uploaded mod so show you what I mean, have also added a little bit of blue in the water.


Elgol, Isle of Skye

Elgol, Isle of Skye by ladigit

Yes you are right great light, and just right for the house & tree. If I am right then it is at Elgor so I would have moved along the beach which would have enable you to compose your shot of the house and mountains without having to consider those rock. Have uploaded a mod hope its alright.

But maybe by doing so you might have lost that all important light, Who Knows, but still a very nice photo.

On Golden Pond

On Golden Pond by Oliverpants

You have a lovely photo waiting to be found, if you live near then it should be a spot where you will need to come back to till you get it right.

The good things about your above photo is that beautiful summer soft evening light, and the composition it reminds me of a Turners painting. Landscape Photography is all about planning, so for me you will need to plan your next trip for High Tide and of course the same light conditions.

Have uploaded a mod where I have quickly cloned additional water to show you what I mean about high tide, and have added some yellow to mask the color cast, not that it is perfect and still is very messing around the water.

Hope I was of some help.

Sunset  Milford NH

Sunset Milford NH by vdzine

For me if there is nothing of interest in the foreground then I would darken it rather than lighten it, see uploaded mod as a example.

Ross Creek - Yeppoon Queensland

Ross Creek - Yeppoon Queensland by david1810

Nothing wrong with the general composition and the tec side of things, maybe in a ideal world there would have been a old boat docked at the pier, but lifes a bitch.

I would be tempted redo the sky because for me the gradient effect looks a bit overdone, not sure if you can replace the sky in LB if so maybe worth a try.


North Skye

North Skye by ladigit

Where is it shot? it as a feel of Scotland.

I am not too concern that there is no subject matter/point of focus because for me the viewpoint is so good, that is apart from that pole, have uploaded a mod where I have clone it out. Also cloned some of the burned out, and a small crop on the bottom of your shot. Added a slight bit of contract & yellow.

For sure the photo is worth additional work, great shot.

Moody ripples

Moody ripples by ladigit

Afraid I can't get my head around the blue? cast, why not straight B&W, if the conditions and light is not right it does not matter what filter you use, (As someone once said you can't make a omelette without eggs) it is just a case of getting back out there and trying again.

Hopefully the light will be kinder for you this weekend. and if it is the same location I would if it is possible work more on the rocks in mid photo, because with enough movement in the sea you should be able to get something.


Sunset over Golden Gate Bridge

Sunset over Golden Gate Bridge by ladigit

Have uploaded a mod where I have tried to create more of a sunset shot, using the Orange Filter, and additional contrast also a small crop from the right.

I do like the cloud base behind the bridge.


Waiting to show off

Waiting to show off by nmt4

Nice photo of a Vulcan, Yes you are right about the brightness have uploaded a mod where I sectioned off the left side to tone it down + a slight use of the yellow filter to warm the overall picture.

But apart from the above small alterations great shot.

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