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Taken at the same place as my previous image. Only a crop on this image to remove unwanted space on the LHS. Colour cast and curves adjusted and a little sharpening on the detail. Distant hills burnt a little as per Pauls comment on the previous image.

Please tell me what you think.

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Camera:Nikon D200 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:sigma 10-20mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Point of Access
Username:Tony_W Tony_W
Uploaded:27 Jan 2009 - 9:59 AM
Tags:Landscape / travel
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Neopolis
Neopolis  7 Portugal
27 Jan 2009 - 10:04 AM

Very nice landscape photo.

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chappo1
chappo1  6 Australia5 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2009 - 10:31 AM

I like the composition and the foreground lighting is terrific...john

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Tony_W
Tony_W  7128 forum posts5 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2009 - 10:36 AM

Thanks for the comments so far. Comparing it to my previous image I'm now wondering if the image is too blue. Please let me know your thoughts.
Tony

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CathR
CathR  7139 forum posts United Kingdom563 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2009 - 10:46 AM

The composition works better for me, Tony, than your other shot. You have helpfully provided a stile to get over the barbed wire which ensures that the wire is not a barrier. The tree provides interest in the middle ground - pity there are not more sheep! Then there is lovely lighting on the distant hills. It is very clear from front to back and gives good depth to the pic.

I get the impression you are a person who does not like to muck around too much with their shots. However in my mod I have boosted the contrast a little to squeeze a bit more out of the shot and make it come to life a bit more. I have also boosted the saturation of the greens just a little. I wanted to give the shot just a bit more edge without making it seen unrealistic. See what you think.

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CAtherine

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shaz4
shaz4  926 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2009 - 3:55 PM

This actually wants to make me climb over the stile and have a walk around..maybe not as far as the mountains (as you know ,I don't like hills)The lighting is great,some nice shadows and a few bits of blue in the sky...What more could you ask for...??My only critisism would be that awful yellow blob,I keep looking at it...Smile
Sharon
hey...is this really me..? I made a complimentary comment about a landscape....Think I'll go and have a lie down...LOL

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f8
f8  119169 forum posts England22 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2009 - 9:33 PM

Hallo Tony,
You have done a good job with the previous mods,the overall picture is great,I like the lead in,the middle focus point on the bush and the distant hills. My only quibble is the nasty barbed wire! can you not take that out in PS ? It would be a great improvement.

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Davesumner
27 Jan 2009 - 10:37 PM

I agree with f8, the barb wire spoils what would be a great image. Shame there wasn't a dry stone wall or a wooden fence there. I would even be tempted to clone out the wire. A bit of early morning or late evening sunlight and this image could be stunning.

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rangerpaul
29 Jan 2009 - 8:03 PM

First class composition here Tony. In a portrait format it's got that classic walking mag cover feel about it. Not to bothered about the barb wire. It's part of country life and is there for a purpose so no problems with it being in the shot. The Position of the style really invites you into the shot and the view beyond is very interesting. I agree a little more evening light would make this a magical shot.
Very nice though as it is!
Paul

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Tony_W  7128 forum posts5 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2009 - 8:19 PM

Thanks again to everyone who has commented on this image.
I took the image on my way home from The Lakes last year but haven't a clue where abouts it is except somewhere just east of the M6. I even vary my routes home so don't know the road number. When I find it next I'll make a note and hopefully return when there is better light.
I did try a version without the barbed wire after the comments posted. I felt the image lost some of its strength as there was no purpose to the style, you could have just walked straight through the grass into the field.
Off to The Lakes again next week, maybe I'll find another example to post when I get back.
Thanks.
Tony

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Tooth
Tooth  95772 forum posts Ireland227 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2009 - 9:17 PM

I love the comp, don't have a problem with the barbed wire, but the dried grass stalk bottom left annoys me and could be carefully cloned away. I kind of agree about the yello blob of aint as well, but easy to remove it (or even just de-saturate it so it's not as yellow).

To my eyes there's an overall blue coast and I've calibrated my monitor..try decreasing the blue channel and increasing the red a tiny bit each. I've done a very quick rought= and ready mod to illustrate these changes, hope it's some use

Stephen

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