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"My" Colmers Hill

By conrad  
Popular hill, apparently (near Bridport, Dorset). I was here mid July, but rather late in the evening, which you can see since the hill and trees are just silhouettes against the sky. I owned no grad filters at the time, but this was compensated a bit in PS.

Tags: Sunset England Dorset Colmers hill Landscape and travel

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andytvcams 14 10.4k United Kingdom
22 Aug 2004 2:14PM
Looks a bit overdone I'm afraid.


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white 12
22 Aug 2004 2:15PM
A bit too pink I reckon, would like to have seen the colours in the original.
kengreen 12 16 Sweden
22 Aug 2004 2:34PM
A little overdone but still nice.
22 Aug 2004 2:52PM
like the colour of the sky
adamburton 12 627 11 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2004 4:59PM
you wouldnt have needed any grads for this shot anyway, if you wanted the hill/trees in silhouette. a simple exposure for the sky would have done the job perfectly.
theorderingone 12 2.4k
22 Aug 2004 11:04PM
Love the saturated colour in this!
22 Aug 2004 11:20PM
Its different - but nice to see. Mother in law lives at the foot of Colmers at Symondsbury
28 Aug 2004 11:34AM
love the gradient colour of the sky and the silhouette of the few trees in the foreground. beauty lies in simplicity. well done click!
3 Sep 2004 11:41AM
I love this .. amazing colours - and those trees ! They remind me of dancing figures :o) *click*
conrad 12 10.9k 116
8 Sep 2004 8:47AM
Thanks for your comments, all of you. Adam, I know I wouldnt need grads for a silhouette shot, but then a silhouette shot was my second choice, after deciding it wasnt possible, under the circumstances, to get a lighter foreground. Still, the silhouettes are nice too...
1 Nov 2004 11:09PM
I think the colours are fine - it can be this amazing at the right time on some days in my experience. My only gripe would be that the image appears a little soft in focus - have you tried unsharp mask on this before? It can sharpen things up slightly...
conrad 12 10.9k 116
5 Nov 2004 8:52AM
No, I didnt. Thats because the orignal image is sharp, but adding a grad filter in PS softened the silhouettes, making it look like the photo is not perfectly focused. Since, however, the sky looked really uninteresting before adding the filter, I had to choose - and decided to leave it as you see it now. But thanks for the suggestion. (Or do you think using unsharp mask *after* adding the filter would have worked as well?)

Hi Conrad...Very Impressive!!
Gone thru your portfolio....Yes, lookin' at this one a bit late...Smile
Gorgeous colours you've captured, sooo many great shots...Well Done!
Click to ya...Cheers,
Suzan Smile
conrad 12 10.9k 116
6 Jun 2005 1:48PM
Better late than never, Suzan. Wink Thanks for the very nice comment!


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