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A Pair Grazing

By RobertFranklinPhotography    
A pair of horses grazing in the New Forest National Park

I tried to capture some interest in the horses and the colours with cloud and the spring trees.

Interested to see what you think.

Tags: Sky Forest Grass Trees Green Cloud New forest Ponies Hampshire Gorse Landscape and travel

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cats_123 Plus
12 4.6k 27 Northern Ireland
22 May 2013 10:30AM
Like the overall composition but felt the colours needed a boost Smile

tried a mod...but think i have oversharpened the end result Sad

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That's really sharp, but thanks for the comment.

Will have a go with the original later.

Rob
banehawi Plus
12 1.5k 3556 Canada
22 May 2013 2:40PM
Its a nice scene. Im guessing you dialed in the +1 for the darker horses? This has been good for the horses, but not so much for the rest of the scene, which is a little flat, and low in contrast. This might also be due to some haze, - cant really tell.


With the non horse area adjusted for contrast, it can look a bit better, - two mods loaded, and mod 2 is a suggestion for a pano that might also work. View large.



Regards


Willie
chase Plus
11 1.1k 246 England
22 May 2013 6:42PM
The pano mod uploaded by Willie is the way forward for me,puts a much better focus on the main subject of your frame.
Yeah I like that 3rd Mod, thanks all
Sooty_1 6 1.5k 220 United Kingdom
23 May 2013 7:20PM
It looks to me like you added some "fill light" or "shadow recovery" to the already added +1 exposure to get more detail in the horses but hold the highlights. The first mod by Willie looks much more natural than the original, and the sky isn't so washed out, which is often a good indicator.

The problem really though, is you are just too far away to use a 35mm and still get detail in the horses. You can show them in their environment, but the main subjects are just too small in the frame. That's why the pano crop looks better, as it gives prominence to the subject at the expense of extraneous landscape.

Nick

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