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Llangorse lake

By brrttpaul
stopped on the way home on a dull grey damp day,

Tags: Rushes Llangorse Landscape and travel Fenceline paul barrett

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mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.9k 2455 United Kingdom
30 Dec 2018 9:41PM
There's a lot of scope in this - the textures, the limited palette. But the interest is mainly on the left side, the right side is flabbier. I would go for a much tighter crop. Concentrate on the fence posts and the zig-zag edge to the ice. Very often less is more, look for an essential structure, simplicity. I would want to go in closer...

This didn't need F22, you risk sacrificing some image quality once you go beyond around F16. And I'm not sure that the exposure compensation setting was needed, this to me looks a bit dull. A bit more brightness, and as with the previous upload some dodging on highlights, and burning on shadows, to give crunchier textures... You might be surprised at how this improves the colour.

Plus, for comparison, I would like to show a horizontal flip - just to show how the image changes according to whether the eye looks from right to left as here, or from left to right as the brain normally expects.

I feel a modification coming on...
Moira
banehawi Plus
17 2.5k 4263 Canada
30 Dec 2018 11:15PM
Similar feedback to Moira.

I notice the shutter speed is very slow, suggesting a tripod, - did you use one? There is some loss of detail, most likely due to a small aperture, but perhaps a touch of shake too.

For landscape photographers using aperture below f/16, its important to use hyperfocal ( LINK HERE 0distance manual focusing, and pay a lot of attention to sharpening in post processing.


BTW, the -5/3 exposure comp has no effect as you were in Manual exposure mode.

Its says 10PM of Dec 21 in the exif data, - is that correct? I ask as where I am near Toronto, it would be pitch dark at 5PM on Dec 21st.

Regards



Willie
dudler Plus
18 1.7k 1877 England
31 Dec 2018 7:26AM
A lot of good advice above, and I can't add anything significant.

There are important questions above: to be really helpful, we need the answers - and it is always useful if people give us really full information when they post the picture. We can put more effort into useful comments if we don't have to work everythign out from scratch!

It's especially useful if you can give your own thoughts on the picture and how it worked, and highlight any problems you perceive so we can think hard about them.
brrttpaul 10 243 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2018 7:48AM
I think what I was trying to do was get a blur or movement into the rushes. Unfortunately I had broken the ring on my filter so couldnt use any grads, hence only thing I could do was lower the iso and stop the aperture at F22, yes it was on a tripod, my clock must be wrong though as it was more like 1 in the afternoon (GMT). the expcomp was left on as I was taking some BIF shots and used it to override the iso rather than shutterspeed, I know it wernt doing anything but didnt hurt I dont think
dudler Plus
18 1.7k 1877 England
31 Dec 2018 8:19PM
If push comes to shove, you can hold a filter in front of hte lens, just not quite touching, or attach it with BluTack.
paulbroad 14 131 1293 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2019 9:19AM
there IS A SLIGHT SOFTNESS AND THAT IS DUE TO BOTH THE SHUTTER SPEED AND APERTURE. f22 WAS NOT NEEDED, F8 WOULD HAVE DONE AND THEN THE LENS WOULD HAVE BEEN AT IT'S BEST. lENS QUALITY, AT F22 WILL FALL.

tHE SMALL APERTURE MEANT A LONG SHUTTER SPEED AND WITH SO MANY RUSHES YOU HAVE SUBJECT MOVEMENT.

tHE CONTENT IS A BIT BLAND FOR ME. a GOOD LEAD IN, BUT TO WHAT? nOTHING REALLY TO HOLD A THIRD PARTY VIEWERS ATTENTION.

( Sorry about the capitals - caught the 'caps lock' key. )

pAUL
dark_lord Plus
17 2.8k 784 England
2 Jan 2019 7:48PM
As it's on your way home I take it you pass this place regularly in which case it's worth stopping every now and then in different conditions.
If you can get some late afternoon light (or early morning light for that matter I don't know the specific location details) on that vegetation before it becomes spring green that would be nice.

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