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Shepard's home

By Bogdan255  
Pastoral morning in Bucovina.

I will upload the original in Modifications.

Tags: Sunrise Rural Pasture Landscape and travel

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clicknimagine Plus
11 845 104 India
23 Aug 2018 5:33PM
Excellent photography...perfectly blocked that sun...what do you want to develop more in this shot?...
LotaLota 3 4 Lithuania
23 Aug 2018 5:47PM
Beautiful landscape GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
r0nn1e Plus
13 22 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2018 6:46PM
Great shot. One change I would have made is to rotate so that the sides of the cabin were vertical.
pamelajean Plus
15 1.6k 2227 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2018 8:27PM
It's a very attractive scene, Bogdan, and I think you've brought out a lot from the original RAW image. I like the way that sunlight touches certain areas of the scene, and the misty mountains in the background.

My first thought was that it needs a slight anti-clockwise rotation, which I have done in my modification.
My mod is simply an alternative, the way I see the composition, drawing in the main important aspects of the composition, and allowing the large tree to stand on a thirds line, with the sun itself on a thirds intersection.
I did a little contrast adjustment, toned down the saturation of the grass area, and sharpened.

banehawi Plus
17 2.5k 4253 Canada
23 Aug 2018 8:34PM
Hi Bogdan.

Thanks for uploading the originals, its very helpful.

Looking at where you start out, the exposure is biased towards underexposure, as the sky is so bright, and then you process the image to extract the shadow detail.

There is a better way to do this, which is how many landscape shooters would approach this shot. One of the ways is to use a Neutral Density graduated filter to darjen the sky for a more evn overall exposure in one shot; and another, using a tripod, is to use exposure bracketing, which is to exposure to get a good sky exposure (which would be darker than you have here), and then another to get a good land exposure (brighter than here), and a middle exposure. The combime the three in post processing, usimng layers and masks.

I have tried to emulate this for you in a series of mods; mod1 is a -1 for the sky, mod 2 is a +1 for the land, and the two last mods are both of these combined with different crops; the finished mods are rotated slightly.

This way, if you do it using the camera, you can have less processing, and a more natural image, and have a good base to push processing further if you wish.

Hope this is helpful,


paulbroad 13 131 1293 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2018 9:54AM
I'm not normally a landscape fan but this is good. OK, the tree nd sun area is a touch over, but you have handled a difficult scene very well indeed with excellent composition. I have ND filters and grads, somewhere, but never bother carrying them either.

given no filters, your under exposing approach is spot on and the only way to tackle such a subject in one frame. May be a further half stop to full stop less?

Nice image.


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