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mcc28_x 16 33 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2006 5:23PM
Great shot!

Boyd 17 11.2k 11 Wales
23 Jul 2006 5:29PM
For me it lacks a bit of contrast (see mod) but the idea is sound.
dp 16 165 3 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2006 5:33PM
Brilliant Mr Boyd, I was worried about burning out the yellow on the print so reigned it in a bit but your mod looks great. I will have another tweak later, thanks.

martin.w Plus
18 602 27 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2006 5:54PM
With Boyd's mod, but like the image, right down to the butterfly resting on one of the flowers.
dp 16 165 3 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2006 5:56PM
Thanks Martin. I have just adjusted the Tiff file. Will leave this up though as it is.

Glostopcat 14 255 2 England
23 Jul 2006 6:41PM
Nice shot of this field of sunflowers, like the red admiral too
IanFlindt 16 740 21 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2006 6:43PM
As good as I expected it to be, Dave! I'm not sure I agree that added contrast actually contributes to this scene. It's one of those rare instances where the appearance which added contrast gives of more depth actually weakens the impact of that all-important foreground. There are so many "stars in the show" (butterfly on the open flower; the large flower turning to the left; the two taller flowers on the right; the curiously shaped flower on the left) to which, in my opinion, the lesser contrast gives equal prominence by appearing to place them on the same plain.
dp 16 165 3 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2006 7:08PM
Thanks for your input Ian. I think I may give both to Martin to print and see what he makes of them then!

dp 16 165 3 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2006 7:12PM
Ian, I have just looked again and I see what you mean, its pushed the flowers on the left back a bit. I went back to the RAW and have probably got somewhere in between. This will need a couple of versions to see what looks best, I will have a couple of small test prints done I think.

redstag 15 100 15 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2006 8:39PM
Look forward to more versions thn. Love this one.
franken Plus
18 5.2k 4 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2006 9:06PM
Lovely shot, good colours.

Tooth 15 5.8k 227 Ireland
23 Jul 2006 11:42PM
A lovely summery shot - i'm too tired to look at the mods etc, but my first thought was a little boost in contrast and/or saturation. Anyway, it's lovely

Chriscj 14 96 1 England
24 Jul 2006 9:39AM
Very colourful shot Dave, I have been keeping an eye on this field for a couple of weeks and stopped off there last night. Great format too.

martinl 17 269 2 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2006 12:30PM
Just the right amount of large flower heads (and butterfly!) in the foreground Dave, receding to a sea of yellow behind. Panoramic crop shows this off very nicely.

martinl 17 269 2 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2006 8:53PM

Just posted a quick mod.

Whats your thoughts?

dp 16 165 3 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2006 9:00PM
Lol, funnily enough Martin I was just working on this again in CS2 and was burning in the sky a bit when I heard the email go! You are bang on and my version now looks very similar. I just want a big print of this and I know that yellows go out of gamma (gammut?) pretty easily so my original was reigned in a bit (its why I used the 0.6 grad on the foreground. I do like the contrastier versions though I take Ians comments about the elements receding a bit. I need to work on this at the lab I think, thanks for your comments and time on this really appreciated.


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