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User_Removed 13 172 1 United Kingdom
1 Apr 2008 8:26PM
Excellent comp and colours. But its a shame the sky is over exposed, try a ND grad to even out the exposure. Still worth a vote Smile

rowarrior 13 4.4k 9 Scotland
1 Apr 2008 8:31PM
I think I had an ND grad on there, obviously not down far enough though - still learning with these filter thingies! Thanks for the vote though Smile
saturns 16 51
1 Apr 2008 10:57PM
Good effort Katy. How about metering the foreground, then the sky and add the appropriate ND to give a balanced exposure. Thats what I try and do and it seems to work(well some of the time!). You have a difficult shot to make work here as it looks like a grey day so its always going to be difficult from the outset. Early morning or early evening is usually when you get the best light. I think Dunbar is North facing so that makes availble light even more scarce! Also on the foreground I would try and select a big rock or similar to give a nice focal point and lead into the shot. Just a few thoughts, sorry for the ramble!
rowarrior 13 4.4k 9 Scotland
1 Apr 2008 11:11PM
Thanks for the thoughts saturns, makes sense, I'll try and remember the next time Smile
Costy 13 483 6 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2008 7:29PM
Well I like the layers in colour as you work your way up the picture. The pinks, to the darker rocks and then into the sky. The sky is a little over exposed mind. Good effort Katy and the composition was spot on.
alansnap 17 577 26 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2008 7:32PM
Done a mod for you and we could get something more. Bring a few pickies on a disc when we go up north.
5 Apr 2008 9:23PM
Great colour in this image, well done.
Paintman Plus
14 1.5k 180 United Kingdom
5 Apr 2008 11:28PM
Hi rowarrior,

just done a mod and forgot to say I also straightened the horizon early in the processing.

I feel there is a lack of something to focus on in the f/g, maybe a significant rock, as already suggested, or some driftwood. Sometimes trying to exclude as much as possible and only including what is necessary to conyey your vision or what interested you at the time will strengthen the image no end. Selection is the key. What do you put in and leave out to create the greatest impact?

Rgds. Alan.
rowarrior 13 4.4k 9 Scotland
5 Apr 2008 11:46PM
Thanks Alan, I think when I saw it I was hoping the lines of rocks going into the horizon would work for a focus, but you're right, it does need something in the foreground
squodge 14 123
9 Apr 2008 10:14AM
I like the colours, so I can forgive the blown highlights. Perhaps shoot three bracketed shots and merge them for an HDR image? I've bracketed at +1EV, 0EV, -1EV on my Nikon D1H for the three shots: my camera's ancient, so I can't bracket at any higher or lower EV *sigh*. I'm not sure what the Canon 20D can do, but probably more than my jobbie.

~ squodge ~

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