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Broken fence&tree

By xwang
I took this photo at Pontefract castle in a very dark afternoon. I was underneath the road level, I thought that the angle was interesting, plus the contrast of the light. I brightened up the bottom part of the photo but still kept the tree and fence as I saw... My question is: Does the composition work? Or any comment, criticism?You are very welcome. Thanks.

Tags: Sky Leaves Tree Fence Landscape and travel

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nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
9 Jan 2013 5:06PM
I like this a lot!

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lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
9 Jan 2013 5:14PM
I felt the sky was too white so I have done a mod as follows:-

Cropped image to reduce the amount of sky.

Reduced brightness by -18

Cloned out a small white area in the centre

Increased highlights by 14%

I hope you like it.

You do have a small white line running up the edge of the top diagonal barrier which you could carefully clone out
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
9 Jan 2013 5:24PM
It could do with a bit more light in the front but I think it is great as is Smile Taken from an unusual angle making it an interesting and good image Smile
xwang 9 56 8
9 Jan 2013 5:30PM
Thank you very much, John.
One thing that I don't understand is:High light and brightness. I thought that they were the same thing. Could you tell me the exact difference,please?Does the brightness mean the whole light area? High light is only the few white colour under this EPZ Calibrate meter. Otherwise, I couldn't understand why you reduced brightness but increased the high light.
I didn't see the lines. Was it caused by over sharpening. I do find that when I re-size the image, I use Bicubic sharper(Best for reduction),sometimes the white line came out. I'm trying to deal with the problem by using lab sharpening in these few days.This is an old photoSmile
Tibetan 6 3 England
9 Jan 2013 5:57PM
I agree with Herman still a good photo like the silhouette effect, think the sky is agreeable, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2013 6:18PM
I wish I had time to do a mod, but I got to go, I personally would crop off the right to just keep the end of the fence, I like the mod by Lonely_oryx, I feel this improves the light.
Makes a good image though JasmineSmile
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
9 Jan 2013 6:39PM
Hi Xwang

I will try to answer your questions.

I use CS5 which is what I did the mod in. In this software there is a brightness/contrast option which I reduced the brightness of the whole image. There is also a shadow/highlight option which just affect shadows and/or highlight areas of the image. Unlike brightness which affects the whole image.

The line was probably caused by over sharpening. It is a common problem and a bit of a pain. I quite often have to do some careful cloning to get rid of them.

I hope this helps.

xwang 9 56 8
10 Jan 2013 9:29AM
Thank you,John.
paulbroad 10 123 1249 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2013 6:53PM
Highlight is a single bright point, or series of single points. Brightness is a more general statement for much larger areas or the whole frame.

A valiant attempt at a strong silhouette. I think the problem is too many items without any one being prominent. Possibly including the full tree on the right. In short, you have no clear subject.

xwang 9 56 8
11 Jan 2013 9:04AM
Thank you very much, Paul. I got your point.

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