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Aysgarth Falls

By zagpuss
Aysgarth Falls in the Yorkshire Dales.

Tags: Landscape and travel

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This photo is here for critique. Please only comment constructively and with suggestions on how to improve it.


steve_r 10 England
16 May 2008 11:07AM
GOOD SHOT.Good composition, well captured Image regards Steve.

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brian1208 Plus
14 11.3k 12 United Kingdom
16 May 2008 12:33PM
The exposure you used has given a nice quality to the water but looks to have overexposed it slightly yet the contrast is so strong that you have also lost some of the detail of the rock in the darker areas

I've put up a nodification in which I've tried to bring out a litle more detail in the water and rocks + warmed it up a little.

It looks like an improvement to my eye (but you may see it differently?)
Gary_Williams 14 38 3 United Kingdom
16 May 2008 12:48PM
Hi Simon,

What you have is a pleasantly composed shot thatís slightly over-exposed. If you look at the background behind the tree is predominately white and in the flowing water there is a level of detail missing.

My advice would be to switch on histogram view when you take the shot and ensure that the graph is not bunched too far to the right (or left, otherwise itíll be under exposed) and if it is pop off another shot to compensate.

I also note that you shoot in jpeg. For best results switch to RAW if you can. It means you have to do some post processing Ė sharpening, contrast etc, but it will pay dividends in the end but will not help if you over/under expose.

Finally, you could also try a crop and remove the top 1/3 to remove the skyline completely, it maybe worth a try.

I hope thatís been of some help, I may try a mod when I get in a tonight (or over the weekend)


fotodayz 10 179 1 United Kingdom
16 May 2008 12:54PM
This is a lovely place. Because the sky is uninteresting and very white I agree with cropping it totally to bring back the emphasis to the water.

Great shutter speed and water detail.
zagpuss 9 4 2 England
17 May 2008 9:07AM
Gary - that mod is simply brilliant and thanks for your constructive criticism. Regards, Simon.
scotdiver 15 261 1 Malta
17 May 2008 10:36AM
The sky was really throwing the exposure off when I looked at the histogram in lightroom.

I've added a mod with comments.


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