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By JE  
I welcome all possible feedback on this one. I really want it to work, but my gut feeling is telling me that it hasn't got a chance. Is the composition too boring? Too much forest? Boring sky?

I was really hoping for some clouds the evening I took this, but unfortunately they werent there to paint the sky for me.

Tags: Landscape Nikon France Nature General Night Village Long exposure Nikkor Landscape and travel Night and low light

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dharker 15 13 1 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2010 9:58PM
Well I really love the shot JE! The composition is great - I think you've done really well with quite a difficult shot. Great bit of work!
26 Jul 2010 10:33PM
to much forest john, and i'd take a little off the sky. keep trying it's the only way to learn. good luck.
paulbroad 13 131 1293 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2010 10:45PM
Not far off at all. Probably a bit off the sky as it is featureless as you say, but you can't crop the forest much without loosing some of the buildings. I can accept the dark featureless forest area because it is totally evident that this is late evening with the last vestiges of light.

Philo 11 99 83 England
27 Jul 2010 7:06AM
Hi JE I really do like this as is but am compelled to have a go at a mod. First I corrected the levels as the histogram fell short at the RHS. I then cropped top and bottom to make it more panoramic and focus on the more interesting parts of the scene. Finished off with a touch of unsharp mask.
Hope you like.
JE 11 Norway
27 Jul 2010 3:37PM
Thanks for all the constructive feedback! It's very helpful. Thanks to Philo also for doing a mod, Im liking it.

John Erik
JE 11 Norway
28 Jul 2010 1:30PM
Ok, I uploaded a modification based on your feedback. I have also darkened det upper corners of the sky a bit just to give a little "depth" to it and also to lead the eye towards the castle a bit more.

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