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Henners88 9 204 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2011 9:45PM
Love the dramatic sky, nicely composed and edited.
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lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
24 Aug 2011 9:57PM
Beautiful colours
helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2011 10:16PM
Love the light on the distant hills Smile
Kenfromsot 10 57 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2011 10:17PM
Fabulous sky in this fine composition

Shellio 7 2 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2011 10:36PM
Great comp and lovely light.
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2011 10:37PM
great comp geoff super colour and light love the sky a cracker nice one Wink
Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2011 11:06PM
very nice sky and comp, would be so much better with smooth water and reflections but I still like it for the heavy sky and setting
24 Aug 2011 11:22PM
I am hving trouble working on 3 image HDR's and not happy with any of them so far - but this is just sensational - wonderful image. Jo
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
25 Aug 2011 1:53AM
Beautiful work. Wonderful light.............Sandy
25 Aug 2011 9:24AM
Beautiful image. I love the light on the distant hills.

mikemullumby 7 1 3 Australia
25 Aug 2011 11:39AM
Fantastic image.
digicammad 15 22.0k 39 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2011 3:27PM
I had this pegged as an HDR from the thumbnail. It's always a good idea to check thumbnails of your HDR shots to see if they stand out.

There is a nice amount of detail in the foreground grass and the colours on the hills are good. In my opinion though you have over-cooked the sky. It is far to heavy and contrasty for the rest of the scene. My advice would be to either reduce the HDR strength, ramp up the smoothing or select the sky and reduce the contrast in final edit.

Trout_Man 9 1 30 Wales
25 Aug 2011 4:01PM
Thanks Ian for the tips, I think the main problem was using the grad up front to darken the sky in the first place also used an ND8 to try and soften the water a little, have taken back into P/S and adjusted contrast and brushed over the clouds.
cassiecat 10 39 46 England
25 Aug 2011 7:42PM
v2 for me seems better balanced,lesley
Anna62 7 1 Australia
26 Aug 2011 7:34AM
Beautiful location Geoff. V2 is my preference Smile

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