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By pluckyfilly
there is a small village competition from where we used to live and I shall be entering several images this could have been one of those pics but with many to choose from it was difficult and when I came to print they mostly came out too dark - I will be particularly interested in your comments todayWink
Had a giggle over some of the comments ref Mr Toad of yesterday, I never knew either that they do in fact burrow into the ground for winter, bless - hope he survives.
Many thanks for all c/c's on that upload, always grateful for your time - yesterday for some reason was manic I will get round to your PF's later its starting out to be another manic day hereGrin

V6 is the original Dave

Tags: Photo journalism General Landscape and travel

Voters: cjl47, NDODS, mrswoolybill and 25 more


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NDODS 10 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2013 8:44AM
Five beautifully captured photographs all crammed with sumptuous light Ann. I particularly like the rainbow,,,

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.7k 2376 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2013 8:53AM
Lovely set, V4 my favourite. In that one, also V1 and V5, I suspect that you have lightened shadows over the foreground but it leaves a slightly flattened, 2-dimensional feel. I'd like to see a bit of added contrast there. Just a bit, to bring the foreground to life, make me feel that I could walk through it...
Moira
14 Sep 2013 8:57AM
V2 my favourite Ann,
Fred.
CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
14 Sep 2013 9:12AM
A fine set, Ann, with V.5 being my pick of the bunch. Carol
capto Plus
8 6.6k 25 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2013 9:20AM
A fine set, v1 is my favourite. I have had a little play and done a mod.Smile

As for prints being too dark, what works for me is to increase the brightness by some 30%[trial and error] just for the printing, not for the saved image. Much easier than all that brain scrambling profiling stuff.

ivor
RonnieAG Plus
11 154 119 Scotland
14 Sep 2013 9:20AM
Love V 1 and 5, Ann, but how about reducing the amount of dull f/g so as to leave the sky even more prominently in the frames.
Good rainbow shot......always a difficult subject iMHO.
Ronnie.
DeSilver Plus
13 14 12 England
14 Sep 2013 9:23AM
Hi, V5 I feel is the best one. The colour of the setting sun or could it be early morning as there looks like a touch of mist in the trees. All it wants I feel is the foreground bringing out a little and it will be fine but don't touch the sky. Smile


David.
canonfan 10 7 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2013 9:33AM
Lovely set of images Ann. V1,2, and 5 are my favourites
Jim
lonely_oryx 13 61 55 England
14 Sep 2013 9:42AM
V1 fir the ominous sky and v5 for the colours
barbarahirst 12 27 12 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2013 10:05AM
Don't you just love clouds?
V 5 wins my vote today
achieverswales 10 8 101 Wales
14 Sep 2013 11:32AM
Just did a Mod Ann, I tonemapped the image in Photomatix Pro, it gives it a bit more bite, hope you approve, it is a great capture.

Regards

Trev.
RonnieAG Plus
11 154 119 Scotland
14 Sep 2013 12:12PM
Have posted a Mod of V 1 to show what I was referring to, Ann.
Ronnie.
Jasper87 Plus
11 2.6k 158 England
14 Sep 2013 12:18PM
Some lovely clouds and colour, Ann. I suspect you've used Adjust on these which has made mods difficult. Maybe an original uploaded as a version??

Dave
Jasper87 Plus
11 2.6k 158 England
14 Sep 2013 3:12PM
Mod as promised, Ann. I've cropped the land and left it dark for the silhouettes... the emphasis has to be on the cloud and colour for me. I've removed the cyan and magenta colour from the clouds leaving them a more natural grey which also shows the orange off better I think.

Dave
Maiwand 14 3 73 England
14 Sep 2013 3:52PM
Lovely varied series of images Ann. I should think you would do very well with whatever you chose from these.GrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron
LynneJoyce Plus
12 22 101 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2013 5:54PM
No use asking me for advice re competitions. From what I have heard, competition judges are so hidebound by rules that they wouldn't recognise creativity if it jumped up and bit them. But you never know, so I have uploared a modification of my favourite shot that might help.
jdenman 12 19 5 Spain
14 Sep 2013 5:54PM
Nice set of images V1 for me Smile

You have been taking some super images since I've been away, enjoyed having a browse through them Ann.

John
pluckyfilly 14 351 33 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2013 6:51PM

Quote:No use asking me for advice re competitions. From what I have heard, competition judges are so hidebound by rules that they wouldn't recognise creativity if it jumped up and bit them. But you never know, so I have uploared a modification of my favourite shot that might help.
thanks Lynne and everybody leaving comments or a mod I am honored that many of you have taken the time and effort to upload mods and explain to me how you have achieved the result.
I did naturally browse entries in the comp today and while I was not expecting to win I did get awarded 2nd place for my shot of the beach and woodland flowers but have to say both my hubs and I were not overly impressed with most of the winners in any category, just one stood out for me and that came under the heading of LEGS, what the judge was thinking of I have no idea but as Lynne so rightly comments they appear to have a weird idea of what is good and what is not!
14 Sep 2013 6:56PM
A super set of images, Ann and a range of mods, too!
It's amazing what can be done to an image!
V3 reminds me of a main line track near to Kingston upon Soar in Nottinghamshire.

Richard
Lillian Plus
11 23 17 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2013 7:24PM
Rather like V5 Anne, and you certainly have some good mods
Lillian
sparrowhawk Plus
12 282 2 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2013 7:31PM
good luck to you Ann lovely set my personal fave is v2 for the rainbow
ali63 9 790 1 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2013 8:16PM
V1 & V2 for me ,good luck with the competition SmileSmile

Ali
15 Sep 2013 11:53AM
all good Ann some of the mods work well too you were so close to the pot of gold with your rainbow capture never easy so good one like em all

GrahamGrinGrinGrinGrin

Quote:Rather like V5 Anne, and you certainly have some good mods
Lillian



Congratulations on the 2nd place in the comp...GrinGrin

Lynette Grin
Glostopcat 14 255 2 England
20 Sep 2013 4:05PM
V2 for me with that wonderful rainbow Ann, although you'd expect that with me having Bungle, Zippy and George as my avatar!WinkGrin

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