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Foot bridge

By xwang
The photo was taken in the slightly later in the afternoon, I adjusted histogram to reduce the strong contrast of sky and dark bridge, perspective correction and a bit tidy up.. I wonder that if there is anything else I can do about it.All your comments , criticisms and MODs are welcome.Thank you.

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saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
25 Mar 2010 11:46PM
beautiful image well composed.

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cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
26 Mar 2010 7:40AM
have had a dabble for you (see mod) as you seem to have lost a lot of detail....exposing with such a bland sky is always a problem

I've just lifted the light and played around with the colour temperature and a slight crop to remove that block of flats on the RH side

hope you like it Smile
DRicherby 9 269 725 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2010 9:53AM
This looks like a wonderful subject but it's a shame about the position of the sun. The front of the dark wooden bridge is in shadow and, from the direction of the shadows, the sun seems to be just out of the frame to the top left. That means that there's quite a lot of flare and ghosting across the dark face of the bridge, which becomes noticeable when you try to lighten it much further.

If the bridge is near to where you live, it might be worth trying to retake the photograph earlier in the day, when you're not shooting so close to the sun. That should let you get more detail in the woodwork. If you do find yourself having to shoot into the sun like this, using your free hand to cast a shadow over the front element of the lens can reduce the glare — just make sure you keep your hand out of the shot! Smile
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2024 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2010 6:53PM
Well, I think this is a first for me, Xiaoli, but I haven't done you a mod because there is so much degredation on the bridge, as mentioned by Dave. If the original is any better, I'll have a go, if you'd like to put it up as a mod.
xwang 9 56 8
26 Mar 2010 10:42PM
Thank you David, I'll remember my left hand Smile.I really didn't know what I was doing..
Thank you Pamela, I remembered that it was the light on the top(middle)of the bridge,attracted me to take the photo....Just had a look,it was taken on Oct.11,2008.F/3.2;S1/800;Local time 16.05:50.Location: Luzern in Switzerland.Here is the original.Thank you very much.
26 Mar 2010 11:00PM
nice comp
DRicherby 9 269 725 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2010 11:51PM
Well, Xiaoli, your first mod is a massive improvement! There's still a bit of glare but it's very much better than it was and the bridge is clearly visible, now. The problems with the sky are unavoidable and I think you'd be better keeping the water from the first version you posted, since the modded version has lost all the detail that used to be there. Looks much better, now, though.
xwang 9 56 8
27 Mar 2010 8:24AM
Thank you Dave.
gerrymac 10 10 1 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2010 3:03PM
Nice comp had the pic it just needed bring out as in the mods....lovely job
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2024 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2010 5:23PM
I don't think that I could do better than your own modification, Xiaoli, well done.
metro074 8 8 Australia
27 Mar 2010 9:27PM
Very well done. If it was,nt for helpful comments we would'nt be albe to take steps. Keep going you are doing so well Smile
astyag 10 12
3 Apr 2010 4:59PM
What's the ISO?! I think it is very high! How about the Exposure value? and F point? They are high, either one of them are on a high level. This can easily be improved, though I must say that I find it very impressive and well done to you xiaoli!
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2024 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2010 4:41PM
Your new modification is excellent, Xiaoli.
xwang 9 56 8
6 Apr 2010 4:57PM
Thank you Pamela, I couldn't do any of these without your help.
Thank you Astyag, my ISO had been forever 200, I just learned from Rahul not long time ago,that I should set at 100.I'll remember.Thank you again.Nice to hear from you again.

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