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Earl's Cragg Sunset II

By Warriorpoet
I have uploaded another from yesterday's shoot trying to learn for others mods on yesterdays with my limited skills in Picassa and Gimp.

Any thoughts, comments, improvements welcomed.

Dave

F11
1/13th Second
ND Grad

Tags: General Landscape and travel

Voters: bayleaf, andylea, Imagephotographics and 16 more


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Comments


andylea 7 37 1 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2009 8:02PM
great fg wonderful colours and light a cracker Wink
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13 Dec 2009 8:06PM
Beautiful image indeed

Chris
13 Dec 2009 8:07PM
Beautiful light and colour tones. Lovely scene........Sandy
Roly 9 Wales
13 Dec 2009 8:10PM
A beautiful shot.
13 Dec 2009 8:14PM
Superb shot, the colours are awesoem,/
S
cott
13 Dec 2009 8:53PM
fantastic!
steve
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7 9 10 England
13 Dec 2009 9:25PM
Beautiful image.
Joan.
14 Dec 2009 10:27AM
A super image, well presented
Peter
ketch 8 770 50 Turks And Caicos Islands
14 Dec 2009 2:44PM
I really like the colours here - but (and I have checked my monitor calibration) it is just a little dark. I think it is an image worth spending a littl etime with in PS or whatever software you are using. If possible it needs a little lightening and push the contracst a little too I think.

But very nice sumptious colours and shapes Ummmm

Cheers

Robert
Warriorpoet 7 213 3 United Kingdom
14 Dec 2009 2:57PM
Robert,

Thanks that's very helpful.

I use Picassa and Gimp (badly) and my monitor is uncalibrated so I go by eye. When I can get to the main PC I will upload the original as a variation although it bears little resemblance to the upload. I will also lift the light a shade and play with the contrast as you suggest though don't hold your breath I will get it right.

I took about 200 shots over an hour or so but didn't realise I was getting lens flare as I don't have a filter hood. I have some pictures that came out way better than this with the shadow I composed for on the rocks but all ruined by the flare.

Dave

PS Must remember to click the mod button next time
DonnaN 7 129 United Kingdom
14 Dec 2009 7:50PM
I really like the colours you have here, Dave, and some great shapes too. For me though, it feels just a little unbalanced; although I can't quite put my finger on why. I think it may be that the sky feels smaller because of the shape of the clouds - maybe by adding more sky this would have been counteracted. I'd also really like to see a more square crop, taking out all of the small houses in the background on the right. I think the contrast against those bulky rocks leading into the tall figure on the left works really well and would be accentuated by such a crop. Having said that, I've just looked at the large version and I don't seem to have the same issues!
G6DDS 7 231 Scotland
15 Dec 2009 3:39PM
I prefer the more natural looking sky in V2 but the FG is too cold. Much prefer the FG in version 1

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