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By loubradtphotography    
Sunrise, near Ratlinghope Shropshire. I love the mist over the hills amd the general serenity of the image.

After completing a series of training sessions using curves, this was the first photograph I edited using nothing but curves.

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debu 6 India
15 Jul 2012 1:07AM
Great shot.

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Irishkate Plus
6 38 100 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2012 1:30AM
Fantastic composition. Lovely recession of trees and hills
with a soft toning sky.
I've done a modification with few tweaks in contrasts and saturation
and a little sharpen.
Not sure if it's an improvement as I'd loved to have taken your image.
Hi Irishkate.
Many thanx for your modification. Sadly I am viewing via my ipad and not my desktop, so i am struggling to see any variance on your modification. However once i get back to dektopviewing i shall be very keen to compare your mods with mine, as often the subtlest of differences can have an amzing effect...
Ayoob 5 Australia
15 Jul 2012 3:24AM
Philo Plus
6 99 83 England
15 Jul 2012 7:12AM
A great shot indeed with wonderful receding layers and lovely colours in the mist. For me there is too much sky so I have offered a mod with a letterbox crop to concentrate the eye on the more beautiful parts of the image.
Welcome to epz!

I can totally see your point with the sky and appreciate your crop. I do think that it loses some of its light by doing this, but nonetheless it is a great alternative as it adds more focus to the landscape.

Thank you for your comments and modification
paulbroad 9 116 1063 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2012 8:21AM
This is a nice image, but i wonder if you have used the dodge tool a bit on areas of the mist to live them? The tones look just a little unusual. You give us no technical data to go on.

6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2012 8:29AM
A really beautiful lowlight landscape photograph which contains all the right ingredients to make a great photograph.

Regards Nathan
15 Jul 2012 8:31AM
Stunning image well done.


Quote:This is a nice image, but i wonder if you have used the dodge tool a bit on areas of the mist to live them? The tones look just a little unusual. You give us no technical data to go on.


Sorry Paul for the lack of info...however the dodge tool is not something i ever use. All of the editing on this photo was done using curves andnothing else,as it was the first photograph i edited after doing a series of curves sessions on Kelby training.
Niknut Plus
6 1.3k 68 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2012 6:17PM
Superb shot !!!
Jestertheclown 8 7.4k 249 England
15 Jul 2012 6:57PM
As has been said, the receding 'layer effect' works really well, as does, I think, Phil's crop.
Interesting that you've only used 'curves' on this. I'd be intrigued to see the original.
I like it.

perkyjude 5 46 11 England
16 Jul 2012 7:52AM
A lovely image. I would have cropped some more of the top as the sky is not adding a lot to the image and there is alot of it. Other than that.... perfect - well done.
banehawi Plus
12 1.5k 3525 Canada
23 Jul 2012 6:31PM
Nice shot Louise. A couple of comments.

The exif data is incomplete, - so click that upload page link I mentioned on your other photo; the aperture used is a little wide for a landscape shot, - but I dont know which lens you used, so I can recommend a generic f/8 - f/11 at this focal length.

While using th Kelby method for curves, if you didnt come across the approach where you use Threshold with Curves, heres a link:

Note that the default settings for black and white are set these days to 0,0,0 and 255, 255, 255 rather than higher than 0 and lower than 255.

Ive used this in the mod, it gives deeper blacks; and I also sharpened the mod, - you need to check your re sized image after saving it, and before uploading it, - open the new image, check sharpness, and sharpen as needed. re sizing can cause loss of sharpness due to compression.



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