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Fencing With Light

By chase
My 'out of comfort zone' challenge here was to photograph something in harsh light and outdoors.

Part of a fence at the bottom of the lane next door. The fence you see to the left is part of a small bridge over the Beck.
The light hit the stuff creeping over the fence...it's that sticky stuff that attaches it's seeds all over your clothes !

3 frame HDR combined in Lightroom, converted in Nik Silver and finished in Photoshop.
I like the shadows on the fence post.

Thanks for dropping by.
Constructive critique and mods welcome.
Janet xx

Tags: Challenge Sunlight Light Outdoors Shadows Fence Lane Landscape and travel

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Saastad 3 16 17 Norway
2 Mar 2020 2:17PM
Lovely work!

franken Plus
20 5.6k 4 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2020 2:20PM
Excellent work.
clicknimagine Plus
13 1.2k 105 India
2 Mar 2020 2:46PM
HDR is not your out of comfort zone WinkWinkWink, rather you have a lot of skill in these...Light and shadow images work often best in high contrast images along with a prominent figure or shape or pattern, and an HDR processing works just against it reducing the contrast of the image...
chase Plus
17 2.5k 669 England
2 Mar 2020 3:22PM

Quote:reducing the contrast

Do you reckon this could take a little more contrast ?

The light was very harsh and blew out some of the lighter grasses/weeds, hence the HDR.
I told you, B&W is so not my strength Wink
I did a quick version, increased brightness and contrast.
clicknimagine Plus
13 1.2k 105 India
2 Mar 2020 4:04PM
Light and shadow images depends on the contrast, don't care about detail, it emphasises on the shape or pattern...you can see here...

saltireblue Plus
12 13.7k 84 Norway
2 Mar 2020 4:05PM
Did a mod...opened in SilverEfex, chose the High Contrast (harsh) preset as a staring point, chose Fuji Neopran ACROS 100 film simulation and tweaked the highlights and shadows in PS afterwards.
martin.w 20 619 29 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2020 5:19PM
It won't be long before that fence completely disappears! Lovely detail and well processed Smile
chase Plus
17 2.5k 669 England
2 Mar 2020 5:40PM
Thanks everyone.
Thank you for the links Somnath, helpful and interesting reading.

Many thanks for the mod Malc,I do like that, tbh that's very much how I saw the scene............ except in colour Wink

Note to self...be braver Smile
Janet xx
dudler Plus
19 2.0k 2000 England
2 Mar 2020 5:45PM
I was thinking the same uncharitable thoughts about HDR...

The challenge is to tame the contrast without it. Should you wish to accept the mission. (Because wind happens, and plants move!)
chase Plus
17 2.5k 669 England
2 Mar 2020 6:06PM

Quote: Should you wish to accept the mission.

I'm on it John, but I may self destruct in 5 seconds !!
davyskid 6 2 Scotland
2 Mar 2020 7:05PM
Beautiful set SmileSmile
Irishkate 12 45 121 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2020 12:04PM
I prefer the extra light in your version.
Striking mono work.
TrevBatWCC Plus
14 13 19 England
3 Mar 2020 1:25PM
Lovely light catching it, and a good composition too 👍 Both are equally pleasing, but I'm just slightly biased towards the more contrasty version 😀
Trev 😀
chase Plus
17 2.5k 669 England
3 Mar 2020 5:19PM
Thanks all.
Janet xx

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