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Hills over Spelga

By Dairtreephoto  
This is the view of Splega dam/reservoir looking South over the hills. There was nice shadow cast from the clouds with a tempting glimpse of the sun over the reservoir and some of the hills.

Tags: Snow Northern ireland Landscape and travel Mourne mountains Spelga


saeidNL 10 3 Netherlands
8 Apr 2013 8:08PM
Great shot,very well done,

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NEWMANP 11 1.6k 574 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2013 8:32PM
i like the mid distance and distance and the recession in the hills. the leading line through the composition is helping to tie it all together.

for me, the foreground is doing nothing and isnt really sharp. also the contrast isnt there, you can see that if you look at the histogram the dark side (left) needs dragging inwards or as the mod i did with a curve, drag the black across and push the highlights up a tiny bit to bring things to life.

in the mod i increased the contrast, cropped the base and bottom right corner to get the line to spring from the bottom right corner and cut away the dam type structure which was pulling my eye away from the lead in line. the crop resulted in a more pano view which i hope you like.

best regards
I must admit, I have yet to pay with histograms. I like the modification though. Totally understand the foreground anddam structure pint. Thanks.
My homework is histograms!
paulbroad Plus
12 131 1285 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2013 8:38AM
Phil covers it really, but content is not that interesting. It is a perfectly good pictorial record but needs something to lift it and add some impact to attract the viewer.

9 Apr 2013 4:18PM

I've done some adjustments in Camera Raw, mainly increased the contrast and some minor adjustments on the other sliders.
I then used the dodge brush on the foreground and the dam to lighten them slightly.
I've not cropped the shot because I think they help to give some sense of the scale of the scene. Also, while I can see where Phil is coming from with the dam being a distraction, it does add a bit of interest to a scene,


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