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lake gardens

By williamsloan
my daughter took this image at mountstewart gardens,natalie would value your comments and advice.many thanks

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netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
5 Jun 2012 12:40PM
Natalie I cant give you any advise,for me this is Perfect.Grin

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mhfore 11 6 176 England
5 Jun 2012 1:46PM
Hi Billy,

It looks a nice loaction that will offer many different opportunities at different times of the year, ask Natalie not to start making jigsaw's, this would be to hard for my eye's Wink.

I think it may be worth trying a small crop on the right so the image start's at the tip of the first Gunnera leaf although this could of course place the building in the wrong position, but certainly worth a go you've got nothing to loose. I would also have a play with your levels and lighten the image a touch, paying more attention to the background as to me that area appears a little on the dark side.

All in all though Billy tell Natalie it's a nice scene and good shot.

Take care
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
5 Jun 2012 2:15PM
Hi Natalie, a beautiful image with lots of shapes and textures in the trees and bushes. I hadn't seen Martin's entry above before I tried a modification for you but I do agree it's a little on the dark side (about half a stop extra exposure) but easily adjusted by increasing the brightness and contrast in any processing program. I have cropped the image slightly to remove the leaf in the bottom left corner and left the two trees as frames on either side. I also levelled the image just a little using the gutter line of the building as the horizontal.

Only small changes, but see what you think.

arhab 6 43 2 Indonesia
5 Jun 2012 7:42PM
the place is good and this giving wonderful image. as martin i would crop the trees on the right side and leaving the water straight to the houses.
Jestertheclown 9 7.7k 252 England
5 Jun 2012 9:52PM
Looking at the levels, this is quite underexposed. The histogram doesn't reach the RHS.
I've adjusted the W/B and increased the exposure using Lightroom.
I never use brightness or contrast controls; it can be done much more accurately using curves, which is what I've done here, using CS6.
I'm not sure that you'd gain anything by altering the composition.
Hope this helps.


With hindsight, my mod, seems to have suffered very slightly from Epz. upload syndrome. It's just a touch lighter on here than it is on my machine.
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
6 Jun 2012 12:39PM
A very attractive composition with good advice and suggestions from Dave: his mod. shows so well what he described.

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