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Cloud and snow on the hills

By billmyl
This was taken looking across to Glen Clova in Angus.
The clouds have merged with the snow on the hill. Is this OK or is there a way in pp to differentiate them.
All C&C's welcome.


Tags: Snow Angus Landscape and travel Glen clova


NEWMANP 11 1.6k 574 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2013 8:27PM
hi, nice scene that seemed a little overexposed which dilutes the drama a bit. the blue bit of sky was there but pulls the eye up above the clouds which look a little white and featureless. the mountain snow is amazing.

in the mod i made a duplicate layer and multiplied them around 75 % opacity in PS, this added some mid tones into the cloud bank then added a grey grad over the sky, cropped the sides a bit to put more emphasis on the mountains and tweaked the whites and blacks with a s curve in curve adjustments. may be a little more dramatic than it actually was. if you do not like working them for effect well then its just a suggestion and of course its subjective.

i prefer a mode conventional lead in using foreground features but i generally think that compressed compositions using longer lenses are returning into fashion.


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billmyl 6 171 1 Scotland
21 Nov 2013 8:42PM
Thanks Phil for your mod and comments. I like your mod and it is certainly a little more dramatic than it was but still a very good take on the scene. In light of your comments I have altered the exposure and contrast of the original and may upload my own mod.
Thanks again for your time and help it is much appreciated.


paulbroad Plus
12 131 1285 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2013 8:26AM
A nice scene with depth. It is a little over exposed even after your compensation. another half stop needed I think, but seems a lot of compensation. Could be the telephoto effecting exposure.

billmyl 6 171 1 Scotland
22 Nov 2013 11:47PM
As always thank you for your comments Paul.
The image does need a lot of compensation. I had another image I shot at the same time and after a little processing it seems to have turned out better. I uploaded it to the photograph gallery.



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