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No fairies

By Arvorphoto    
With all this wet and windy weather, not many opportunities to get out currently, but here's one that got overlooked from last year.


Processing: Lightroom/Photoshop

As always, many thanks to those of you who have taken the time to look, vote, comment and give their awards.
Please feel free to offer critique. Another viewpoint is always welcome. Also feel free to ask any questions about the image.

Tags: Scotland Uk Landscape photography Waterfall Mountains Isle of skye Glen brittle Moody sky Dark clouds Cuillin hills Landscape and travel Clear water No people Fairy pools Sgurr an fheadain Coire na creiche 2019

Voters: AlfieK, mike9005, bliba and 24 more


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dudler Plus
17 1.3k 1717 England
17 Jan 2020 8:51AM
This is a type of shot that I always find challenging (multiply so if I'm taking it!)

So many things one could do - obviously, skew the colour balance to add artificial warmth. I'd be tempted to try the Nik detail extractor to givemicrocontrast and definition (I think that's what the filter does). Convert to black-and-white to avoid the problem with colour. Or even stick to shooting details close up.

So I'm interested in whether you're really happy with this, and why. I soemtimes feel as if I'm missing out by not appreciating a particular look in an image through a fault in myself, and I want to overcome this...
Arvorphoto Plus
10 126 5 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2020 9:56AM

Quote:This is a type of shot that I always find challenging (multiply so if I'm taking it!)

So many things one could do - obviously, skew the colour balance to add artificial warmth. I'd be tempted to try the Nik detail extractor to givemicrocontrast and definition (I think that's what the filter does). Convert to black-and-white to avoid the problem with colour. Or even stick to shooting details close up.

So I'm interested in whether you're really happy with this, and why. I soemtimes feel as if I'm missing out by not appreciating a particular look in an image through a fault in myself, and I want to overcome this...



Morning John,

In answer to your question, yes I'm happy with the image as it represents how the day felt though maybe not as the day was exactly.
It was a cold and wintry shower day, so for me the cooler feel is representative. Another soaking came shortly after this was taken.
I have uploaded a warmer version (about 400k warmer) that is a close representation of the day as it was.

The black and white version just lacks something for me but then I struggle sometimes with processing landscapes in black and white.

As to detail/definition, I find that some seek too much detail. The eye is a wonderful tool but it does not see every single detail.

To add, this image has sat on the hard drive for 10 months now partly because I wasn't overly enthused with the composition. But nature deals a certain hand i.e I was as close to the edge as I dared and you have to go with it


I hope that helps.
dudler Plus
17 1.3k 1717 England
17 Jan 2020 8:11PM
Thank you!

I definitely get the idea that a picture should capture the feel, not be degree Kelvin accurate (whatever that is, in fact!)

And I agree about detail not being everything - though in some cases, it is. Some shots benefit from an 'interesting' lens and low resolution, grain, and vignettes, blur and all manner of spoiler devices.

Maybe what it all means is that it's one of those shots where it matters that you were there, so this prompts a memory, and as I wasn't there, that spark is missing...

Thanks again for the detail. Much appreciated!

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