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Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
19 Aug 2013 2:37PM
Beautiful light. The cows look to be enjoying the morning sunrise. The mountain is lovely rising out of the b/g......Sandy

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cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
19 Aug 2013 2:45PM
fabulous shot...had a play in LR and added a `Big Sky filter' Smile
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2013 2:49PM
Thanks for your mod Jeff - you've captured more detail than I was able to in LR. If there's a next time, I'll get my filters out...
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2013 2:52PM
Wonderful light in this Ann.

mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
19 Aug 2013 2:56PM
Yes,a nice bit of rim lighting here Ann.
Good shot.
IanFlindt 13 740 21 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2013 2:59PM
I'm rather glad you didn't use a filter. The brightness doesn't overwhelm the detail of the distant hill, and I think it helps to add valuable depth to the scene.
almiles 8 38 102 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2013 3:01PM
Great rim-lighting on the cattle, creating real impact in the FG. V2 draws the hill in closer for added drama although next to V1 it seems less natural. I think while the mod has more contrast, it appears to have a halo on the mountain so I prefer the original!
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
19 Aug 2013 3:17PM
The side and rim lighting are such prominent features in this Highland landscape, Ann: I feel I prefer V 1 without the slight darkening of the sky.
The smoke from the burning of the heather adds so much to the atmospheric impact.
19 Aug 2013 3:17PM
A stunning view Ann..Lin
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
19 Aug 2013 3:21PM
Beautiful lighting, Ann, and a superb composition and capture. Carol
stuart1963 6 272 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2013 3:39PM
Lovely landscape
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2013 3:44PM
A beautifully captured landscape Ann
with added attraction...those lovely looking cattle
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 152 16 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2013 4:06PM
Excellent landscape image Ann, V2 for meSmileAnn

Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2013 4:08PM
Cracking shot !!......prefer V1 though !!.....the haze adds a lot of 'character' to the scene for me !!!!
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
19 Aug 2013 4:38PM
Very lovely light on the cows. And I like V1 because I feel the light background is more as we'd see it naturally.
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
19 Aug 2013 4:49PM
A lovely image with great light Ann !
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2013 4:49PM
Wonderful image Ann, excellent composition and great light, beautifully captured and presented

JuBarney 6 26 3 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2013 5:55PM
A splendid landscape esp. with the cattle.
19 Aug 2013 6:14PM
Fine landscape Ann, V2 a slight favourite,
19 Aug 2013 6:19PM
Super image Ann, but it's V2 for me.

John Smile
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2013 6:27PM
The light is incredibly calming and so beautifully captured. Image number two being the stronger of the pair Ann.

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saltireblue Plus
8 7.9k 33 Norway
19 Aug 2013 6:30PM
The lack of a filter has not harmed, Ann. The smoke just above the fg continues in a very natural way upwards in the image to cover the distant mountain in a veil, as it was when you saw it.

boov 5 2 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2013 6:33PM
Brilliant.. V2 edges it....
9 10 10 England
19 Aug 2013 7:10PM
The light is certainly beautiful and the slightly darker tones in the V2 sky makes it for me.
19 Aug 2013 8:13PM
Wonderful images, full of atmosphere, Ann!
I love V1!!

Lovely light playing off the cattle.. Wonderfully atmospheric.. Both excellent
marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2013 8:44PM
Both versions work just as well Ann, a beautiful image.
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2016 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2013 9:04PM
After looking at V2 and the modification, I have come back to V1, it has a lot of atmosphere, and I don't think it needs anything done to it.
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
19 Aug 2013 9:07PM
V1 for me Ann. I don't think you don't need a darker sky - look at the light and the shadows in the fg - a dark sky would not have given you them.
19 Aug 2013 9:23PM
V2 for me, but I just love the shot.
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2013 9:31PM
Difficult choice between these two.
Think my vote goes to V2.
Wonderful composition with a real feel of early morning.
jasonrwl Plus
8 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2013 9:31PM
To be honest Ann I prefer v1 - its a wonderful Scottish image - like one of those old paintings
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
19 Aug 2013 9:49PM
Such a beautiful area Ann and you have done it justice !!!!
19 Aug 2013 10:45PM
That's a truly beautiful image, Ann. V1 for me - it has an appealing subtlety.
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
20 Aug 2013 10:37AM
Great lighting
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2013 11:39AM
V1 for me ...... I like the light on the hills.
Lovely shot!
derekhansen Plus
9 210 24 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2013 7:48PM
Really lovely shot Ann. I believe V1 works better because the light matches the recession of clarity and gives the image atmosphere.
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
20 Aug 2013 8:19PM
Two wonderful images Ann. Love the early morning light.GrinGrinGrinGrin
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
21 Aug 2013 7:58AM
Two beautiful and atmospheric compositions ~ for me No. 2 just has the edge.

LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2013 12:05PM
Love the rim lighting and the lovely misty landscape. V2 by a whisker and I like the mod too.
21 Aug 2013 1:45PM
I'm going with v1 on this a fine capture and perhaps would have not got the mist so well with filter on......

annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
21 Aug 2013 10:23PM
v1 for me, the light in the second one is a bit weird, no 1 is magic
I'd be inclined to stay with V1, but add just a bit more sharpening in LR which will also lift the contrast and give more detail in the steamin cattle.

You get what you grab in situations like this, you can fiddle and fiddle, but only you know what it looked like on the day Ann.

banehawi Plus
13 1.8k 3879 Canada
22 Aug 2013 6:59PM
Nice, uploaded a mod with the upper area darker and more contrast. View large.

AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2013 7:29PM

Quote:Nice, uploaded a mod with the upper area darker and more contrast. View large.


Thanks Willie - I do like the increased contrast in the foreground - I'll have to have a fiddle with the original. Thanks again for your time.
gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
23 Aug 2013 12:33AM
V2 is better and you are right -- that rim light is fantastic. Nicely done.

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