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Taken on a recent walk across snowy Dartmoor. The shadows come up blue-ish. Is this sky reflections or my camera settings? The rest of the days efforts seem to be the same.
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A beautiful image well done.
Just added a mod, hope you like it.
Don't fret, it's a common problem especially in high contrast images.
There is an easy solution in this case.
Make a duplicate layer. close the top layer and working on the bottom layer desaturated the magenta 50% and the blue 50%.
Open the top layer and erase the bottom half of the top layer.
This will give the shadows a more natural look without desaturating the other colours. I've done a mod
Mod is good. Shadows will tend to blue in bright sun, particularly when projected onto the white snow. It is quite natural, but more obvious to the eye in a photograph than when viewed for real. The brain corrects.
The image is a well exposed desolate snow scene. I am not a real landscape fan, so would prefer some reasonably close focal point for my eye.
Thankyou all for your help and constructive comments. They all give me something to work on. Thanks again.
Top tip from Patricia on sorting out the shadows! That is indeed a common problem in snow photos.
You've exposed well to get the snow white but not over-exposed. The photo doesn't really work for me, though, as there's no real focal point to the composition. The central horizon also suggests that the sky and the land are of equal importance to the photo but I don't think that's really the case — there's not a lot going on in the sky.
[quote]Top tip from Patricia on sorting out the shadows! That is indeed a common problem in snow photos.
Thanks David, taking the top third off the sky does make a difference.
In the shot as a whole I was trying to show the cold desolation of the area.
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