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The photo was taken some time ago, I didn't know what to do with it, so I left it until I saw it again at this moment. I quite like the sparkling water, but the light contrast was too strong. I remembered that I tried to brightened up the fish, even HDR it, but it didn't look right. So before I uploading I dodged it a little. All comments and advices are welcome. Thanks.

Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:EF-S18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:16 Oct 2011 - 1:50 PM
Focal Length:50mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.8
Shutter Speed:1/180sec
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Partial
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Username:xwang xwang
Uploaded:20 Mar 2013 - 5:55 PM
Tags:Fish, Genera, General, L fauntain, Landscape / travel, Leaves, Sun light, Water
Voters:Derek_Fearn · mauriceegan · NDODS · Philip_H · richmowil · Fefe · RonnieAG · johnke · andylea · barbarahirst · WhiteRose1 · gwynn56 · cats_123 · leontari ·
Unique Views:31
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NDODS Plus Member 44335 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom117 Constructive Critique Points
20 Mar 2013 - 6:25 PM

I had a little play with a few settings primarily the exposure and the shadows, then cropped the image to cut out the unwanted clutter.

I hope you approve, a rather tricky one to do...

Nathan GrinGrinGrin

Philip_H  3 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2013 - 6:28 PM

A good bold capture with strong shapes and patterns, Jasmine.


Fefe Plus Member 3Fefe vcard United Kingdom31 Constructive Critique Points
20 Mar 2013 - 6:48 PM

Hi JasmineGrin I have done a mod for you, I firstly played with highlights/shadows to bring out detail in the dark area in the bg, I played with the curves and gave it a crop. Nice capture.

RonnieAG Plus Member 5152 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
20 Mar 2013 - 6:59 PM

The back lighting works so well here making the water jets sparkle.

johnke  2223 forum posts South Africa15 Constructive Critique Points
20 Mar 2013 - 7:08 PM

Now it looks good and colorful

WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51390 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England146 Constructive Critique Points
20 Mar 2013 - 8:27 PM

Tighter crop, and a low contrast, vignette in mono applied. The sparkly streams of water lit against the dark background are the most important features for me, Jasmine.


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