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Sunset

By devlin
Another one of Table Mountain from Lagoon Beach, not sure if the brightness on the right side is distracting...while its not exactly burnt it is brighter than the rest of the image

Tags: General Landscape and travel

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27 Jan 2013 3:39PM
Lovely shot, great warm colours. I think the brightness on the right is O.K but perhaps the darkness on the left could be lightened just a tad.
Sylvia

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Jestertheclown 7 7.3k 249 England
27 Jan 2013 4:08PM
Hi Prabh,

I can live with the brightness but overall, this looks as if it's had some processing carried out.
Noise removal perhaps?

Bren.
devlin 6 652 39 India
27 Jan 2013 4:25PM
No Bren, just tonal contrast adjustments and then used Grad Neutral Density filters in color efex pro
Jestertheclown 7 7.3k 249 England
27 Jan 2013 4:47PM
So much for my theory then . . . !
TrevorB 13 12 Canada
27 Jan 2013 5:34PM
I don't find the brightness too bad either. I think the cloud on the left helps to balance it. As Sylvia said though, you could try to lighten the left a bit. The horizon looks tilted very slightly counter-clockwise but overall I think it's a good shot.
banehawi Plus
12 1.4k 3458 Canada
27 Jan 2013 11:49PM
Is it just me, or is this listing heavily to the left?


I do think it needs straightening, - and that area at the right is a problem that you may have introduced Prabh. Its not so much the brightness, which isnt too bad, its the heavy striations you see in that area, light and dark lines. I would prefer to see those gone, - BUT, they may not show in a large file, and just be due to compression. If the large file is OK, I would reduce highlights there just a little. And Sylvia has proposed a great idea, - lighten the left, - get more detail from the shadows.



Regards


Willie
Focus_Man 6 481 631 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2013 8:45AM
About 2 correction required by my assessment. A problem for me is the gradual shift across the frame from light to dark (or vice versa dependent upon direction) otherwise this is a fairly pleasing landscape picture.

Frank
paulbroad 8 114 1033 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2013 7:37PM
Yes, quite a lean. It may be the line of the bay rather than a true tilt, but it does need straightening. The tonal gradiant from right to left is a little unsettling and the clouds look a bit artificial.

Paul
devlin 6 652 39 India
29 Jan 2013 7:17AM

Quote:the clouds look a bit artificial.


Nothing artificial about them, the cloud formations on Table Mountain are quite interesting and you get varied shapes and sizes pretty much every day Smile

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