Autumn's Carpet ...

By sut68      
Yes, another PG shot and another without water. This was a little later on from my previous [non HDR] Padley shot so the mist was all but gone ... wish we'd got there a little earlier.

The colours and the light this day were just fabulous, but therein lies the problem with metering, a nightmare for any tog. There are certain time when a single shot just can't capture the full tonal range ... thanks God for HDR I say, it does have its place Wink

Thanks for looking in,
Paul

EDIT: Just uploaded the 'middle' shot in the HDR range for comparison.

Tags: Sunlight Leaves Autumn General Hdr Padley gorge Grindleford Landscape and travel But what the heck Overshot location Flash and lighting

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Comments


Sep 9 1.3k England
25 Oct 2007 9:34AM
Excellent vivid colours.
Good work.
Joe

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glyndwr 9 66 9 Wales
25 Oct 2007 9:39AM
Beautiful image.
A colourful carpet of leaves.

Robert
keithh Plus
12 25.0k 33 Wallis And Futuna
25 Oct 2007 9:47AM
For me, compositionally better and a very natural looking photo.
casson 10 3 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2007 9:47AM
Lovely autumn shot
john
daviewat 12 4.1k Scotland
25 Oct 2007 9:51AM
Gotta just love those carpet colours there Paul Smile


Dave
VintageRed 10 15 1 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2007 9:56AM
Not the easiest part of PG to capture well but I like this comp and of course the Autumn colours.
Nick
kaybee 12 4.8k 25 Scotland
25 Oct 2007 9:58AM
I can just imagine you skipping along, kicking the leaves up and singing out loud to yourself
Nick_w Plus
9 4.2k 99 England
25 Oct 2007 9:59AM
Hi nice one Paul, if i'd known you were uploading this I would have waited sorry.

Nick
sut68 Plus
12 2.0k 76 England
25 Oct 2007 9:59AM
Cheers guys, got a nice bit of interest which I'm happy about.

Ta too Keith, tried to tone down the HDR and use it more as a tool rather than the effect, glad you concur Wink

Paul
sut68 Plus
12 2.0k 76 England
25 Oct 2007 10:01AM
No probs Nick and definitely no need to apologise, all's fair in love and togging Wink
MrsS 9 4.5k 18 England
25 Oct 2007 10:06AM
You, Warney and me - - it's a civil service day - - everything in triplicate Wink

xxxxx
ripleysalien 9 1.2k 11 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2007 10:11AM
Smart as a carrot this is, if this is HDR its subtle Paul.

steve
sut68 Plus
12 2.0k 76 England
25 Oct 2007 10:15AM
Civil Service day indeed Wink x

Subtelty is my middle name Steve ... just spelt differently though Wink
AlleyCatz 10 274 6 England
25 Oct 2007 10:19AM
Just love the carpet of leaves.
Excellent use of hdr.



Alley
chrisco 10 59 3 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2007 10:25AM
well done Paul,one of the few hdr shots on epz that you cant actually tell has been hdr'd!,an achievement methinks! ; ),good work.
25 Oct 2007 10:30AM
Obviously a good day on Saturday Paul - lovely antural looking shot
sut68 Plus
12 2.0k 76 England
25 Oct 2007 10:32AM
Cheers Alley and Chris, glad you like the HDR useage here. I was after a scene that looked natural rather than processed so I'm happy I've achieved it.

Paul
sut68 Plus
12 2.0k 76 England
25 Oct 2007 10:33AM
It was a good day on Saturday Richard, but much better on Sunday when I took this Wink

Cheers mate,
Paul
chris-p Plus
10 65 England
25 Oct 2007 10:39AM
Very nice carpet you got there Paul Smile
Tandberg 13 1.2k 2 England
25 Oct 2007 10:47AM
Lovely colours and comp
With good litght too mate
Dave
Phil_Morgan 10 182 1 Wales
25 Oct 2007 10:47AM
Beautiful. Nuf said Smile
Dotrob 10 Wales
25 Oct 2007 10:54AM
Great autumn shot, super colours and lighting.
Dot
MikeBonsall 10 474 3 Guernsey
25 Oct 2007 10:57AM
compositionally superb Paul and the HDR treatment is about a subtle and realistic as any I've seen.

I think the reason why it looks so true to reality is that you have resisted the temptation to reveal too much detail in the main tree trunk.

Mike
sut68 Plus
12 2.0k 76 England
25 Oct 2007 11:01AM
Cheers guys for your lovely comments. Mike, I resisted the temptation to reveal too much, though it was there. Subtle curve tweaks heped control this.

Paul
paulcr 11 1.5k 9 Ireland
25 Oct 2007 11:03AM
A simple scene transformed. Paul
sut68 Plus
12 2.0k 76 England
25 Oct 2007 11:11AM
Cheers Paul ... I've just uploaded the 'middle' shot in the HDR range for comparison.

Paul
scott_jessuk 10 249 1 Scotland
25 Oct 2007 11:18AM
What a stunning Woodland shot Paul, amazing colour, great composition. Looks excellent.

Scott
sut68 Plus
12 2.0k 76 England
25 Oct 2007 11:30AM
Ta Scott Wink
martin.w 14 415 22 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2007 11:35AM
One of the best uses of HDR I have seen. Its a good spot just there, the colours are fabulous.
wamp 10 276 8 England
25 Oct 2007 11:37AM
Very nice natural colours Paul, the patches of light, especially in the fg look great

Sean
Ian_Sweet 10 92 1 England
25 Oct 2007 11:46AM
Excellent shot mate, superb HDR work.

Regards

Ian...
25 Oct 2007 11:48AM
Fab colours, the HDR has certainly worked a treat with this one.

Simon
Robsterios 10 20 Australia
25 Oct 2007 11:53AM
Brilliant Paul...hdr definately made an improvement on the single exposure.
Rob.
dp 12 163 3 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2007 12:00PM

Quote:Cheers guys, got a nice bit of interest which I'm happy about.

Ta too Keith, tried to tone down the HDR and use it more as a tool rather than the effect, glad you concur

Paul



Exactly what I was thinking, you are getting very, very good at these Paul, nice one.

Dave
richardwheel 11 217 2 England
25 Oct 2007 12:13PM
lovely stuff paul, not an easy place to photograph but this is excellent
MalcolmM Plus
10 476 5 Scotland
25 Oct 2007 12:14PM
Fine colours & lighting in this.
sut68 Plus
12 2.0k 76 England
25 Oct 2007 12:19PM
Blimey ... I dunno, ya disappear for a shower and then come back to all this lovely attention. Cheers each and every one of you. Just off to Calumet to go and manhandle their stock of new 40Ds, see how they shape up.

Take care,
Paul
LesF 9 182 9
25 Oct 2007 1:26PM
The portrait style really suits this Paul. Like it

Be quick and get the money spent before Fran adds to her camera, lens etc etc collection, anyway its your turn.

Les F
MikeH 11 217 4 England
25 Oct 2007 1:32PM
Like the portrait format Paul. The comp is good and shows that this area of the woodland is not void of elements! Your use of HDR is spot on and shows just how it should be used, for result not effect,
Mike
martinl 12 265 2 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2007 1:34PM
Has a non HDR look which is a good thing in my opinion. Lovely spot you found.
Enjoy your fondling!!
Smile
25 Oct 2007 2:16PM
A very natural looking image - great composition.
Stephen
sut68 Plus
12 2.0k 76 England
25 Oct 2007 4:41PM
Boo bloody hoo ... no 40Ds to test at Calumet ... won't be going back there in a hurry :-(

Oh, cheers guys Wink
Simon_Palmer 9 759 11 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2007 4:47PM
I get real tired of HDR Paul. But, when it is done this well and lets be right with such a mighty fine image compositionally in the first place it makes me realise the use it has. This mate is a real corker. Big Click!

Simon
TyChee Plus
11 275 1 United States
25 Oct 2007 5:29PM
Excellent composition and lighting!
Ty
sut68 Plus
12 2.0k 76 England
25 Oct 2007 5:31PM
Cheers Simon you beaut, thanks for your time and great comment Wink

Paul
Coleslaw 11 13.4k 28 Wales
25 Oct 2007 5:48PM
Like the subtlety of HDR
sut68 Plus
12 2.0k 76 England
25 Oct 2007 5:50PM
Thanks Cole, so do I Wink
shutter speed 11 369 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2007 6:48PM

Quote:thanks God for HDR I say, it does have its place

Yes but only in the right hands Paul, another fine example here well done.

Ian.
pamelajean Plus
10 958 1818 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2007 7:04PM
The carpet of leaves is so thick, and what glorious light is moving across the scene, warm and inviting.
Buffalo_Tom Plus
10 2.3k 9 Wales
25 Oct 2007 7:18PM
Lovely autumn scene Paul.Hope you are well.
Tom.
RoddBC 10 40 United States
25 Oct 2007 9:29PM
Nice work Paul, very natural looking.


Rodd
Chriscj 10 96 1 England
25 Oct 2007 10:34PM
Nicely done mr S. Smile

Chris
sut68 Plus
12 2.0k 76 England
25 Oct 2007 10:35PM
Cheers you guys, much appreciated indeed.

Yes Tom, I am well, hope you and yours are too mate Wink

Paul
sut68 Plus
12 2.0k 76 England
25 Oct 2007 10:35PM
Cheers too Chris, comments crossed in posting.

Paul
Nigel_95 Plus
10 260 2 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2007 11:07PM
I like the colours and the dappled lighting in this Paul.

Nigel
sut68 Plus
12 2.0k 76 England
25 Oct 2007 11:24PM
Cheers mate, me too Wink

Paul
Grand image Paul, full of colour and good tones. Looks like you have a good grasp of hdr, this dosn't have the "look" of hdr thenkfully.

All the very best
Dougie
sut68 Plus
12 2.0k 76 England
26 Oct 2007 9:41AM
Cheers Dougie, that was my initial intention, glad it worked Wink
Slaterm 10 496 1 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2007 12:02PM
really natural use of HDR - looks good. Have to say though that I thought the middle shot wasn't too bad either

have a good weekend

Mark
sut68 Plus
12 2.0k 76 England
26 Oct 2007 12:26PM
Cheers Mark, have to agree about the middle shot, but the HDR has just given it a little 'more'.

Enjoy your weekend too mate and good luck with the decorating Wink

Paul
AlanC1 9 1 England
26 Oct 2007 8:51PM
Love carpet of leaves great autumn idea and well taken
sut68 Plus
12 2.0k 76 England
26 Oct 2007 10:08PM
Cheers Alan Wink
markthecat 10 3 England
1 Nov 2007 10:50PM
Stunning Paul, Great work as always

Kind regards

Mark
sut68 Plus
12 2.0k 76 England
2 Nov 2007 8:43AM
Cheers Mark, thanks for your time and comment Wink
looboss 9 3.1k 7 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2009 7:08PM
a beautiful shot, don't know how I missed this one Smile
sut68 Plus
12 2.0k 76 England
25 Jan 2009 7:55PM

Quote:don't know how I missed this one

... well, now you haven't Wink

Cheers mate,
Paul

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