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a feeling of peace and silence away from the city how could I improve this image

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D80 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:18-70mm f/3.5-4.5 G
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:21 Nov 2008 - 5:27 PM
Focal Length:18mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.5
Aperture:f/16.0
Shutter Speed:1/20sec
Exposure Comp:-1/2
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Cloudy
Title:still reflections
Username:youmightlikethis youmightlikethis
Uploaded:20 Mar 2014 - 6:19 PM
Tags:General, Landscape / travel
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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10781 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2795 Constructive Critique Points
20 Mar 2014 - 7:06 PM

Its a shot where +1/2 rather than -1/2 would be better Ian.

I understand the tendency to protect the sky, but, unless you are using exposure bracketing, it wll always be at the expense of the subjecy thats lower.

Remember the camera has already made a decision based on the brightness of the sky, and will reduce exposure, so whats needed then is to override what the camera has done, or take multiple exposures.

Ive uploaded a mod. The scene is pleasant, perhaps those grasses could be closed out.


Regards


Willie

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youmightlikethis
youmightlikethis e2 Member 111003 forum postsyoumightlikethis vcard Scotland
20 Mar 2014 - 7:22 PM

thanks for crit and mod

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom97 Constructive Critique Points
20 Mar 2014 - 7:29 PM

I would certainly brighten it a little ( nowhere near my computer so can't do a mod) and I would clone out the grass that 'touches' the duck. I love the reflections and think this image has loads of potential.

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dark_lord
dark_lord Critique Team 101446 forum postsdark_lord vcard England123 Constructive Critique Points
20 Mar 2014 - 8:02 PM

This is one of those shots that looks good at the time. You have the peace and silence experience first hand to add to it. The flat light is against you in bringing that emotion out in the viewer.
Willie's mod is most likely more how you saw the scene. The sky is quite heavy and makes the image sombre. Returning when the sky has more texture would lighten the mood to be more in keeping with thepeace and quiet you felt.

There is a lot going on here, too. The right hand two thirds of this picture make for a strong image with those lovely reflections of the bare trees, so a crop here would fit the bill, or an adjustment of your composition when you visit again.

Keith

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Mollycat e2 Member Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Mar 2014 - 8:23 PM

Me I like all three.

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paulbroad
paulbroad  681 forum posts United Kingdom842 Constructive Critique Points
21 Mar 2014 - 8:29 AM

Three nice shots all marred by under exposure. I wonder why? You should not have been on a negative compensation here. Very easy to brighten them up and lift the effect greatly.

Paul

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Mike43
Mike43 e2 Member 3Mike43 vcard England13 Constructive Critique Points
21 Mar 2014 - 8:56 AM

I think V3 is the better shot, have uploaded a mod where I have taken out the lower part of the photo to bring the wheel into the greater part of the photograph, and also lightened the overall photo. ?????
Mike.

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