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1 Jun 2008 1:57PM
Can`t complain about that a very nice shot.

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culturedcanvas 12 4.7k 59 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2008 2:31PM
Nick .. for some reason the last 3 or 4 landscapes you have posted all appear either a touch under-exposed or a touch heavy on the grads. This one appears to have a reasonable amount of noise in the sky too which assuming you shot at lowest ISO setting would likely be down to the processing and the file being pushed a little too far. The composition on this one is fine by the way.

Maybe there's an issue with your monitor settings but the image should be appearing with a bit more zing here anyway because of the boost in local contrast created through your pre-upload sharpening.

User_Removed 10 172 1 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2008 2:45PM
Wow, great moody image

Nick_w Plus
11 4.3k 99 England
1 Jun 2008 4:26PM
Dan, I've had my concerns about my screen, you may be right, tho I do process slightly for a low key effect.

The comment on the grads I took as a big compliment, as its actually a HDR image, I deliberately didn't put it in the key words, to see if anyone noticed!

I made an error when shooting these as the ISO was at 100, the CCD sensor of the D80 coupled with HDR wake it quite noticeable, maybe I should have run it through neat image.
Nick_w Plus
11 4.3k 99 England
1 Jun 2008 4:48PM
Just noticed my previous comment the ISO should read ISO200
culturedcanvas 12 4.7k 59 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2008 5:04PM
The HDR would explain why the file looks a bit flat too. I meant to mention that there were sections of the image that I felt would benefit from a tweak of contrast. Either with a curves adjustment or perhaps through some additional processing. The Abbey itself needs a slight tweak in this respect.

Is this a clean HDR or is it a HDR and straight shot layered? One of the advantages of layering the shots is that with the straight shot you can sometimes put a bit more punch into the areas that benefit ... such as the grasses in the water.

Out of the recent shots this isn't the darkest and is probably the best in my opinion. I would maybe entertain adding some local contrast and posting a variant ... pick out the grasses and reeds and the abbey and lift them slightly.

Also there is a ridge of light on the grass bank to the left that would benefit from the same treatment. Once again nice job with the HDR ... well controlled generally.

Nick_w Plus
11 4.3k 99 England
1 Jun 2008 5:32PM
Thanks Dan, this is a straight HDR, tho I do layer normally, I also experimented using PM as the RAW converter ! (I've gone back to C1 4 for the ones I'm working on).


chris-p Plus
12 67 England
1 Jun 2008 6:07PM
One of my faves so far ...
dtomo68 14 9 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2008 6:29PM
Glad to make it 30 brilliant

Nick_w Plus
11 4.3k 99 England
1 Jun 2008 6:30PM
Thanks Dave, and all for the kind comments
AlleyCatz 12 274 6 England
1 Jun 2008 6:42PM
Great comp Nick....Really like the light and colours.

LesF 11 182 9
1 Jun 2008 7:21PM
That light works well across the sky and on that foreground grass Nick as does the low angle, plus I also like it as its a different Whitby shot.

Les F
culturedcanvas 12 4.7k 59 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2008 7:54PM
Variant is a touch overdone in parts but the ideas there and you can immediately see the adjustment that the local contrast makes ... erasing back (assuming you do it on a different layer) and then finishing with some dodging and burning would assist here ...

Nick_w Plus
11 4.3k 99 England
1 Jun 2008 7:58PM
Thanks Dan, I will work on it, I do save the separate layers, but it will help on images in future
C_Daniels 13 399 10 England
1 Jun 2008 8:35PM
Very good - I started a Whitby Abbey challenge in the gallery of excellence some time back which might interest you...?
MikeH 13 217 4 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2008 9:20PM
The best one I've seen from that session, No2 has more bite but I would put that down to proper sharpening for the web,
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2022 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2008 10:41PM
Well, most of the above is way over my head, but I do like this and can see the differences between the two versions.
HowardA 11 231
2 Jun 2008 6:56PM
I really like the colours Nick - lovely range of browns accentuated by the comp.
Nick_w Plus
11 4.3k 99 England
2 Jun 2008 7:28PM
Thanks everyone
Richsr 11 91 223 England
4 Jun 2008 1:58PM
Nice work Nick and not a too early start of this one.
Regards Richard.
VintageRed 12 15 1 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2008 9:47PM
Would you believe I have yet to get this view in my I Spy Whitby approach to photography! Like the feel of this Nick

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