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Little house by the lake

By AndyD999
This picture was taken near out hotel in the Lake District. I am not sure exactly where we are to be honest but i just loved how the sun was setting in the background and i just had to take a picture. I would have loved to have been able to get the boat in the picture but sadly i didn't have my wellies with me. I took it hand held as i didn't have my tripod around so i had to go for the biggest appeture i could use to ensure i didn't get camera shake. So i appreciate that the DOF may not be the best. I used photoshop with the curves adjustment tool a few times to bring back the sky and lighten up the foreground.

Would love your thoughts


Tags: Photo journalism General Landscape and travel Wildlife and nature

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banehawi Plus
14 1.8k 3893 Canada
15 Nov 2012 3:04PM
So next time, if you dont have wellies, bring a chain saw!

Its a very nice scene, and a good exposure. I think youve done well hand holding, - no shake and dof is decent. I would just like the colour temp to be a little warmer. The white house has a little too much blue in it for me. Ive loaded a mod with this done, and tweaked contrast selectively. Ive probably undone a lot of your own tweaks!



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IanBurton 8 81 7 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2012 3:11PM
An excellent hand held shot with plenty DOF. I agree with Willie about the colour temp.
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
15 Nov 2012 3:18PM
Excellent !! This is really something special !! Great photo Smile
Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2012 4:25PM
Beautiful shot !!!!!!
Focus_Man 8 481 631 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2012 4:45PM
One other solution of course if these circumstances arise again, lift up your ISO. You might be surprised just how much you actually can raise it without any real problems other than noise, which of course you can moderate in software.

You have nice foreground interest with those rocks and a nice background with the setting sun. The great pity is that blessed tree to the right but overall it is a very good shot.

paulbroad 10 123 1250 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2012 7:07PM
Nice scene and I accept the house on the centre line. You just need a few minutes with the clone tool to shift all those bouys. Dead easy.

Sooty_1 8 1.5k 221 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2012 10:22PM
Most of my comments have already been said (colour balance etc), but I do find the boat hidden behind the tree a distraction and there are a lot of visual devices in here. I wonder if a closer crop, getting rid of the rocks and boat/tree might also work. Use the buoys as foreground and have the house, mountains and sky as the picture, less is often more. Shame you couldn't move left a little.


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