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A dusting of snow on the Alpujarras

By jhass1
A cold morning in the Alpujarras - a corner of southern Andalucia, Spain.

Tags: Spain Snow Clouds Mountains Granada Andalucia Landscape and travel

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paulbroad 10 123 1199 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2013 11:37AM
A bit over exposed for me, probably as much as a stop which has much reduced texture in the clouds and sky. Not too sure about all the twigs sticking in at the bottom either. There is a great shot in there, but I think it looked better to the eye than the camera, and you didn't really study the LCD after shooting.


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jhass1 10 4 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2013 12:41PM
Paul, thanks for taking the time. You are probably (undoubtedly) right. I'm afraid this was a snatched shot from my jeep - I was taking my daughter to school and we were a little late... reason but not excuse! On the other hand it is straight out of the camera and would certainly benefit from some work.
Jestertheclown 9 7.6k 252 England
4 Mar 2013 8:30PM
Hi John,

I guess you already know that this could do with a little help.
It's very blue (obviously!) and there doesn't seem to be much of any other colour in there.
I've uploaded a mod in which I've used curves to adjust the exposure which has given it a little more depth but it is still quite lacking in colour.
A conversion to some form of mono/duo tone perhaps?

banehawi Plus
13 1.7k 3783 Canada
5 Mar 2013 12:02AM
Its a nice scene John. Makes a nice panorama. I wonder if you used a circular polariser, - would tone down the brightness in the sky.

Anyway, overexposed bright areas, and a slight colour cast.

I think that if you crop more off the top, for a tru panorama, and adjust the black and white points, you can get a better looking shot. Cropping down removes some of the problematic sky, and setting black and white points changes the colour cast a little.

Ive uploaded a mod to show what i mean. Bren suggested a duo tone, and Ive uploaded one, - it works for me.



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