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The way down

By Dairtreephoto  
View of the mourne wall, Mourne mountains, from the top of Slieve Donard

Tags: Mountains Green Wall Landscape and travel Mournes Donard

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banehawi Plus
15 2.2k 4069 Canada
8 Jan 2014 8:57PM
Its a nice scene. You can certainly see the Mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea too. Youve made good use of the wall.

The right side horizon gives the impression the image needs to be rotated counter clock-wise, - but since theres no real reference for vertical, its probably some curvature of the lens along with the horizon.

The image overall is quite light, with little contrast. I do think that using spot metering was not the best approach here, - the default centre weighted average would have been better. Landscape shots like this, that include a large amount of sky with the land are often best photographed using an ND grad filter, to reduce the light in the sky area; or, by using bracketed exposures, which than can be worked on in post processing.

As it is, you have the sky overexposed with some clouds blown out, the the land is also a little bright.


I have uploaded a mod that has some contrast added, and the sky area with less exposure. The clouds cannot be recovered, - theres no data there, but the tonal range is better I think, and the slight blue haze has been reduced.

So next time, try bracketing exposures, - there will be a section in your manual with details.



Regards



Willie

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Mike43 8 108 21 England
9 Jan 2014 9:11AM
Willie seem to have said all that needed to be said, so all I will say is nice composition.
Mike.
Thanks for the feedback. I thought the sky was overexposed and tried to do something with it but failed. I think i need to invest in a set of filters. I like the modification and appreciate the difference and what is needed to improve. Thanks
paulbroad Plus
12 131 1288 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2014 10:46AM
Expose for the sky, then lighten the foreground. You should always expose for highlights and digital lets you shoot as many variations as you want for free. Pleasant scene, but as I tend to say, and some don't like, this is a pictorial record rather than strong eye catching image. Ideally youneed mood. Weather, lighting, clouds. Something to give that bisual boost.

Paul
NEWMANP 11 1.6k 574 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2014 8:11PM
its a solid scene with a nice compositional lead in from the corner but is suffering from slight over exposure in the distant hills, stone and sky.

as Willie points out, it may be true to level but may benefit from a slight rotation to correct the horizon visually
try making a duplicate layer and use the multiply blending mode and then tune back to suit with the opacity slider. doing this multiplication of the layers will darken down the whole image and add contrast and you may need the use of the opacity slider to strike a happy balance.

then try a crop about one inch down to lose the burned out section of cloud and it will concentrate attention on the lovely recession.

best wishes Phil

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