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Afternoon All Smile

Simple question......

Have I processed enough, or too much ???

All I did was move a few of the sliders in the RAW converter.

Have I over done it ?

Hope everyone is well.

Lee Smile

Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:How Green is the Valley
Username:WelshKiwi WelshKiwi
Uploaded:15 May 2008 - 12:40 PM
Tags:General, Green, Landscape, Landscape / travel, Mid, Valley, Wales
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WelshKiwi
WelshKiwi  63231 forum posts Wales2 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2008 - 12:46 PM

Im already thinking Ive made it too yellow.....

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rowarrior
rowarrior  64350 forum posts Scotland9 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2008 - 1:08 PM

It's looking a little too lime coloured I think, definitely a bit yellow too, though i can see you might have wanted more out of the trees. Hmm, no idea how to fix it I'm afraid!

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WelshKiwi
WelshKiwi  63231 forum posts Wales2 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2008 - 1:10 PM

Im not happy with this at all, but Im going to proimise not to pull it cos I would like comments and help so DO YOUR WORST FOLKES OK

I think I must have pulled the vibrant slider over to the right too much Smile

Lee Smile

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Sep
Sep  71330 forum posts England
15 May 2008 - 1:13 PM

In photoshop,for my mod,i went
image,adjustments,auto colour.
That cleared up the yellow a bit.
Hope its ok.
Joe.

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WelshKiwi
WelshKiwi  63231 forum posts Wales2 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2008 - 1:18 PM

Thanks Sep, Mod as usual is much appreciated, I find them very helpful and Im now looking at it and wondering, HOW and how much better is looks than mine.

Im going to practise on this one.

Thanks again Sep, even though you dont say much your mod and the instructions help me lots.

Lee Smile

Last Modified By WelshKiwi at 15 May 2008 - 1:19 PM

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xstevex
xstevex  689 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2008 - 1:40 PM

lee ive also cropped a bit off the bottom

steve

Last Modified By xstevex at 15 May 2008 - 1:40 PM

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Briwooly
Briwooly  9452 forum posts England5 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2008 - 2:29 PM

Lee have uploaded a mod with a few tweaks in Photoshop let me know what you think I hope its helpful

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

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joolsb
joolsb  1027115 forum posts Switzerland38 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2008 - 5:22 PM

I put up a mod, Lee... It's the Velvia version. Smile

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WelshKiwi
WelshKiwi  63231 forum posts Wales2 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2008 - 5:27 PM

Me thinks I need to be doing more than just stuff in the RAW converter...

Thanks Guys.

Lee Smile

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dven
dven e2 Member 9dven vcard United Kingdom
15 May 2008 - 10:15 PM

Have done a mod,


dven

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Bodiewil
Bodiewil e2 Member 746 forum postsBodiewil vcard Wales
16 May 2008 - 8:58 AM


Quote: Me thinks I need to be doing more than just stuff in the RAW converter...


Your doing ok Kid, just remember it's what your eye I likes that matters. There's 5 mods up there so far and all of them different and nothing that I would say was superior. Your comp is good and the lines from the hedges add good content.

Wish me luck ....off for a interview this afternoon...

Dave

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culturedcanvas
16 May 2008 - 7:21 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Got to disagre with Dave above .. briwoolys mod is certainly an improvement for a number of reasons. your original shot lacks contrast and as such looks flat .. not good in a landscape image. The tweaks appear to have been a levels or curves adjustment and/or dodge and burn ... either method will work to some extent and it is this that has lifted the shot.

Compositionally its lacking too ... whilst its a nice vista theres nothing really for the eye to rest upon and as such you end up wandering around the shot without resting anywhere. The thing that partially works is the use of the 3 trees ... 3 is usually a decent number in compositions and despite being weaker elsewhere they do try to give the eye something to concentrate upon ... but they are too much in the foreground and blend too much into the background to truly work.

Trying to compress perspective with longer focal lengths is a good way to create landscape shots but you have to make sure that you are create clearly defined structures or layers within the composition for them to truly work.

Colour wise your originally is slightly yellow and this would need sorting in the selective colour tool of Photoshop if you have it.

Hope that helps..

Dan

Last Modified By culturedcanvas at 16 May 2008 - 7:22 PM

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WelshKiwi
WelshKiwi  63231 forum posts Wales2 Constructive Critique Points
16 May 2008 - 8:48 PM

Thanks for the Crit Dan. I agree with most of the things you have said and I find your crit very helpful..

I do think there is an image in there some place though Smile Ive just gotta get it out, might go back one day. Smile

Lee Smile

Last Modified By WelshKiwi at 16 May 2008 - 8:48 PM

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newy17
newy17  8273 forum posts United Kingdom
17 May 2008 - 12:27 PM

Hi lee i like the composition and as has been said the image just needed a few tweaks lol, hope your keeping well and im coming up your way for a few days on the tuesday after the bankholiday will give you a bell chuck to see if your up for a couple shots of the castle speak soon and enyoy the weekend,
ian,
ps ive chucked up a mod,,

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26 May 2008 - 7:25 PM

Love the way the viewer is led into the image by the track Lee. Great composition; I like the line of trees going across the top, right 'third'... (isn't art a wonderful thing!? SO subjective! Wink)


Quote: Have I processed enough, or too much ???

What this needs is more 'punch' (talking about the original here) - i.e. reduce the highlight levels so they start to clip - same for the shadows. Then bias toward the shadows end - ever so slightly - then a final tweak in curves, some VERY light 'display' sharpening and that'd do it in these lighting conditions. Love to see this same scene captured at sunrise/sunset or after a huge rain storm where the sunlight is reluctant to come out from behind the clouds... Wink

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Mari
Mari  111825 forum posts Wales
31 May 2008 - 2:20 PM

I've done a mod for you Lee. I think the compsition is ok, the line of trees on the right draw you into the pic, its just a case of fine tuning the contrast and hue I think.

Hope you got back ok

Mari x

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WelshKiwi
WelshKiwi  63231 forum posts Wales2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jun 2008 - 12:21 PM

WOW. 10 Mods.

Thanks Guys. A LOT. They mean so much to me and I appreciate your time and efforts in teaching me how to look at my image in so many different ways.

Take care everyone.

Lee Smile

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