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I quickly took this photo whilst geocaching. I just love the beams of sunlight.

Camera:Canon EOS 550D
Lens:50mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:19 Nov 2011 - 2:45 PM
Focal Length:50mm
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/50sec
ISO:100
Title:Woodland sun
Username:Jazzyjack Jazzyjack
Uploaded:10 Dec 2011 - 9:39 PM
Tags:Digitally manipulated, Wildlife / nature
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TyChee
TyChee e2 Member 9187 forum postsTyChee vcard United States1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Dec 2011 - 9:45 PM

Love the shafts of light. Nice work.

Ty

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ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
10 Dec 2011 - 9:48 PM

Excellent manipulation, works well

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Jestertheclown
10 Dec 2011 - 10:43 PM

You don't tell us what kind of manipulation's been carried out on this but whatever it was, I'd say it's worked extremely well.
I wouldn't change anything.
Bren.

(I had to look up "geocaching!")

Last Modified By Jestertheclown at 10 Dec 2011 - 10:44 PM

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Hedoff
Hedoff  3 Australia
11 Dec 2011 - 7:31 AM

Would love to have the opportunity with one of these views I think it could have been a bit sharper But that happens on quick shots

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paulbroad
paulbroad  681 forum posts United Kingdom842 Constructive Critique Points
11 Dec 2011 - 8:14 AM

This is nice. Why do we think there is manipulation? There is a slight lack of a crisp plane, but that is less important in this type of image. It would have been even nicer if those sunbeams had been falling directly on the two saplings.

Paul

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Jazzyjack
Jazzyjack  273 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Dec 2011 - 9:57 AM

Thank you very much for your kind comments.

Bren, the only adjustments made were a slight curves adjustment in photoshop to bring out the colours, nature provided the other elements.

Thank you all once again.

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10781 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2797 Constructive Critique Points
11 Dec 2011 - 3:49 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Welcome to EPZ Lee.

Its a nice image as it is. You can improve it with a few tweaks, which, depending on your comfort level with Photoshop can be easily done.


Remove the red bush bottom right; increase contrast, - it enhances the rays of light, crop some space from the bottom to place the focal tree on a third, and sharpen. All this contrinutes to giving the image more "punch"


Ive done this in a mod for your review.


Regards



Willie

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pamelajean Critique Team 8752 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1578 Constructive Critique Points
11 Dec 2011 - 4:52 PM

This is beautiful, Lee, also quite magical, and the modification gives it even more punch. I'd just like to welcome you to the site and congratulate you on an excellent start to your portfolio.
Pamela.

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strokebloke
11 Dec 2011 - 6:19 PM

Delightful.
And the mod takes it onto another level.
Considering that you were participating in another activity at the time you took this, I can't wait to see what you upload when you are concentrating on the job in hand Smile

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Jazzyjack
Jazzyjack  273 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Dec 2011 - 6:53 PM

Willie, thank you very much for your advice. Your modification is stunning, I must get to grips with photoshop but I am learning, slowly.

Strokebloke, I fear that I have set myself up for a fall, I'll have so see what I can pull out of the bag.

Loving all of your portfolios and your words of advice.

Many thanks.

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Jestertheclown
11 Dec 2011 - 7:46 PM


Quote: I am learning, slowly.

With regard to Photoshop, there is really no other way.
Never be afraid to ask for help on here though.
Most of us are Photoshoppers with varying degrees of ability so whenever you find yourself scratching your head and wondering which button to press (and you will!), we'll always be prepared to help you out.

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JackAllTog
JackAllTog e2 Member 53535 forum postsJackAllTog vcard United Kingdom58 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2012 - 8:58 PM

Love the photo.

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