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A totally wonderful place on a totally wonderful day. Difficult to do the mist justice. This was a jpeg I then had to combine with another version of the jpeg - was actually less hassle to process the raw files, which I did for a couple of the mods. How do you do mist perfectly, though? Trying out a 50mm prime as the 24-70whilst a spectacular lens, is also a serious weight and hard to hand hold (yes, I know I should use a tripod, but the 7.5 miles and 697m of ascent discouraged me a bit!). This one was with a tripod, though, as where the other two with the cottage/mist. The waterfall is using a bridge railing as support. If you can get to the Hafod Estate, and you haven't been, go there. Some of the walks are closed till next summer, but there is still masses to do. Anyhow, any ideas about improving the mist? One of the mods is a light hdr and I think that works quite well, but may be a bit harsh for some. Thanks for listening to the ramblings.... Sue

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D800 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:50.0 mm f/1.4
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:10 Nov 2013 - 10:30 AM
Focal Length:50mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/1.4
Aperture:f/16.0
Shutter Speed:1/25sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:160
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Hafod View November 2013
Username:SueEley SueEley
Uploaded:11 Nov 2013 - 2:23 PM
Tags:Autumn, Just gorgeous, Landscape / travel, Mist
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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10933 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2946 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2013 - 2:57 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Hi Sue.

I uploaded a mod of V1, - take a look, large, and see if this is better?

I looked a a couple of aspects of the shot. One was colour balance, and thats because the mist is quite blue, where I would have thought more grey with look better. I adjusted the colour balance, and slo desaturated the mist.

Then contrast was quite low further up the shot as it becomes brighter, so had a play with that, all the while trying not to tone down the mist effect. Finally a little sharpening.


Let me know if you thinks is moving in the right direction.

I think shooting mist is very dependent on the available light. For example, it easier to get a good mist shot in low light rather than bright light. This would suggest underexposing, or bracketing a few shots if the light is bright. Light illuminates and shines through mist, so less is more if you get what I mean.

The 50mm prime is a first class lens too.


regards


Willie

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SueEley
SueEley  8271 forum posts Wales96 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2013 - 3:11 PM

Thanks, Willie - not only does the mist look better, but the trees look more the way they were. I knew the mist was too blue, but whatever I did didn't really improve anything. Desaturating the mist means that I can have the colour in the trees and sky, and the mist looks more realistic!

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paulbroad
paulbroad  782 forum posts United Kingdom874 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2013 - 5:13 PM

Best not to put 4 very different images in together. Better 4 separate submissions, I think. Some really nice landscapes here though. OK, some slight mods might help.

V4 is the weak one. The milky water thing, but nothing really in the frame to lift it from so many others.

Paul

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2013 - 5:47 PM

V2 gets my thumbs up today ...
just love that comp.

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NDODS e2 Member 43500 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom105 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2013 - 6:11 PM

A beautiful set of very well observed, composed and captured photographs. I particularly like the wonderful light and rising mist that you have captured in image number two.

Regards Nathan

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franken
franken e2 Member 123197 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2013 - 6:11 PM

Lovely set Sue.
Ken

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SueEley
SueEley  8271 forum posts Wales96 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2013 - 6:13 PM

Thanks, everyone.

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DP_Imagery
DP_Imagery e2 Member 10DP_Imagery vcard Wales6 Constructive Critique Points
13 Nov 2013 - 8:58 AM

I'm going against the run of things here and have to say I prefer the original 'blue tinged' mist - the light is reflected from the blue sky so if it's desaturated it looks a little too muddy for my own taste - vivre la difference! I love it.

Bruce

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prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
17 Dec 2013 - 7:57 AM

lovely place

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2209 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2014 - 7:39 PM

You are featured E2 image at the moment,and I love this imageSmile
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