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Corfe Castle - Sunrise

By Paintman
I'm not sure about this photo and I wasn't going to post it. This was processed with Photomatix Pro and PS CS4. It's the first one I've done using Photomatix and I'm unsure of the look to this. I think I can do a better job by combining different exposures myself.

Any comments welcome and if you have suggestions on improving this then even better.

Tags: Architecture Landscape and travel

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20 Dec 2009 4:01PM
Beautiful image - well taken


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picturistic 10 7 7 Wales
20 Dec 2009 4:01PM
Sure looks good to me. Great DOF. Good strong tones

well done

20 Dec 2009 4:01PM
beautiful light....
Iain_Proudfoot 13 40 2 Ireland
20 Dec 2009 4:06PM
An excellent photograph.

Regards, Iain.
Bravdo 11 17 2 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2009 4:07PM
Wonderful scenary. Well captured.

User_Removed 15 17.9k 8 Norway
20 Dec 2009 4:10PM

Quote:I'm not sure about this photo and I wasn't going to post it.

I for one are very pleased you did Alan. Corfe Castle is a difficult-enough subject to capture at the best of times - and you really have done it justice here IMO.
andytvcams 17 10.4k 1 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2009 4:12PM
A bit too much processing for me I'm afraid.

ketch 12 770 50 Turks And Caicos Islands
20 Dec 2009 4:20PM
really nice viewpoint (where were you in the air?) and equally good composition - probably not enough processing for me! But a grand image indeed.
10 10 10 England
20 Dec 2009 4:50PM
Great pov - super image.
Photom77 10 1 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2009 5:57PM
Brilliant shot - I like the processing.
20 Dec 2009 6:03PM
Great shot! Mabelle
Paintman Plus
13 1.3k 177 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2009 6:27PM
Thanks for the positive comments everyone.

Quote:A bit too much processing for me I'm afraid.


I've put up a normally processed photo to see the difference. There may still be too much processing so I'll have to try restraining myself in PS next time.

Quote:Really nice viewpoint (where were you in the air?)

I could say I was on a pogo stick, but that would be sillySmile I was half way up the East Hill on a cold Autumn morning hoping for mist. There must have been 10-15 other photographers there that day.
dven Plus
14 42 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2009 7:17PM
No 2 for me

dmhuynh72 11 44 3 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2009 6:39PM
You've done a good job here, it's hard to place to photograph this place. I don't think there is too much processing.

Rock 17 10 2 England
22 Dec 2009 9:54PM
Wonderful work.

andytvcams 17 10.4k 1 United Kingdom
30 Dec 2009 6:29PM
Sorry its taken me so long to get back.
Have to say the second one just edges it for me makes the castle stand out and more natural.

smartbox 10 1 2 United States
10 Jan 2010 9:48PM
You have done a good job with both captures. I have to say that as a fellow HDRer that the second version appeals to my eye more that the first. The beauty of HDR and photomatix is that the end result is limitless.

You have achieved color, detail and composition with both captures. Nice work.
blakey6 12 United Kingdom
11 Jan 2010 2:38PM
Composition really works here and I love the deep colours which do not look over processed.
9 Mar 2010 3:58PM
I agree with your comment about the exposures and combining them yourself. My eye wants the hill to be darker. The detail, colors and composition are wonderful but my brain tells me somethings not right. All be it the camera can not do what our eyes sees when it comes to sunsets, but I think combining the exposures yourself you can do a better job. I am enjoying your art. Glad you left a comment on my work...that lead me to you.
h4rsx 9 17 5 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2011 9:05PM
Layering and masks used to goo effect here to what would have been a difficult shot to capture. Looks exactly how you would imagine it. Well done.

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