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Sublime Snowdonia

By Bazzaspal
Taken a few miles away from the Llanberis Pass on a beautiful June day this year.

Tags: Sky Landscape Panorama Lake Mountains Green Hills Landscape and travel

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CathR 14 151 564 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2011 2:29PM
It's the age old problem of dynamic range, Mick. Dialling in a stop of - exposure compensation has rendered the white clouds nicely but has left the water in particular looking very dark. You can lift the shadows in processing but the danger is always noise and loss of quality. It depends what you are taking the shots for. If you want to print them large and retain max quality a way forward is to take two exposures, one for the sky and the other for the foreground and blend them afterwards at the processing stage.

best wishes

Bazzaspal 10 1
20 Jul 2011 6:30PM
Thanks Frank and Catherine for the comments and modification. I suppose I've let myself down by not spending any time processing the image before posting it, other than rotating/cropping to make the water line horizontal. I totally agree that although the sky was probably exposed OK, it has left the rest of the image a bit under-exposed. The shot was hand-held, so taking two exposures was not an option Catherine, however, I did shoot in raw as well as jpeg, so there's an opportunity for me to improve it to achieve something similar to the modified version. Thanks again.

kirkoid 10 1 England
20 Jul 2011 6:39PM
Agree with Frank and Catherine comments regarding the light but the composition is great showing a great deal of depth in the capture.
Bazzaspal 10 1
20 Jul 2011 7:38PM
I now added my own raw conversion, I'm still a bit of a novice with this, so constructive comment is welcome. Thanks.

CathR 14 151 564 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2011 9:39AM
it's interesting to see the two mods thumbnails side by side. Frank's is much colder (blue water) and yours is much warmer (brown water and the greens have quite a lot of yellow). Neither is right nor wrong, just different. It depends how you remember what you saw and what sort of "look" you want.

Best wishes

31 Jul 2011 6:37PM
Nice angle to a long distance landscape. The lead lines on the right side take the eye gently to the summit.

Well spotted

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