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Bostal Road

By ArtFred55      
South Downs Landscape along the Bostal Road above Steyning in West Sussex.
©2010 Art Hutchins - Art's Eye Photographic©

Tags: Downland Landscape and travel

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iancrowson Plus
8 211 146 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2013 1:30PM
Welcome to ePhotozine. This is the Critique Gallery where you can expect advice and objective comments about your work.
A good image and composition.
Looks to me a bit lacking in contrast.
The sky is not too interesting. I would suggest revisiting the location in better light and more when the sky is more dramatic.
I have done a couple of mods (click on modifications above).
I straightened the first a bit too much and lost part of the tree on right. The second is maybe better.
I straightened the image as i felt the trees are leaning too much. Gave a 16x9 format crop, cloned out bush on left. Using levels I increased mid tone contrast and the sharpened a little.
These are my view and ideas. i hope you will get some other ideas,

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mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1927 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2013 7:11PM
Interesting to read Ian's comment, I've spent a while looking at this and the Mods and I still cannot decide whether this needs rotation! I guess nature sometimes isn't very good at vertical and horizontal...
Yes it needs a bit of contrast, and I suspect that that in itself improves the sharpness. Given the undramatic sky and light, I wonder if this would lend itself to b&w. Just to accentuate the simplicity.
Incidentally there are a few faint dust bunnies in the sky, it's worth checking a file carefully for those.
Welcome to the site, I hope you enjoy it here!
iancrowson Plus
8 211 146 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2013 9:10AM
On reflection I don't think it needs much rotation, if any. I think we should trust the photographers memory of the scene.

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