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Tree and its reflection

By xwang
It rained yesterday, this was what I saw after the rain...All comments and criticisms are very welcome. Thank you.Settings S1/64;F13;ISO200 Focal length 40.00 AV-priority.

Tags: General Landscape and travel Wildlife and nature

Voters: Graham-Mead, tashi, johnjones and 17 more

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Graham-Mead 6 12 9 England
10 Nov 2010 2:44PM
Nice shot, perhaps a triffle dark but then this just adds to the atmosphere.

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xwang 7 55 8
10 Nov 2010 2:49PM
Thank you Graham, I did try to bright it up a bit, but the reflection didn't look very nice, so I left it as this. I do wonder if it is too dark...Thank you again
tashi 6 2
10 Nov 2010 2:50PM
Lovely image! The reflection looks great. The colour of the sky is very nice. Well composed .. excellent capture.... can feel the atmosphere. Well done.
10 Nov 2010 2:50PM
A great shot like the reflection in the puddle spot on Xiaoli.
pamelajean Plus
10 969 1832 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2010 3:08PM
Hello, Xiaoli. A nice autumnal scene with the tree reflected in the puddle, a pathway lead-through and a very attractive sky. Your image is quite dark on my screen, and I think your camera has exposed for the sky, leaving the rest of the image underexposed. I have done a modification where I firstly straightened the image using the tree trunk and its reflection as my straightening line. I reduced highlights (for the sky), lifted shadows (for the land), increased saturation (for the colours), then adjusted levels. I used the burn tool on the white sky area, selectively saturated the golds, then slightly sharpened with high pass sharpen. I have put this mod on your "Evening in the Street of Lincoln" picture.
10 Nov 2010 3:27PM
Lovely image..
10 Nov 2010 4:20PM
Lovely shot..JIM.
artcubis 9 6 United States
10 Nov 2010 4:48PM
Excellent autumn landscape, with its mushy rainy muddy puddles. I like the depth and perspective of this capture, including the silvery clouds and patch of blue sky.
p.s. thanks so much for the lovely comments in my PF
NeilWigan Plus
6 13 15 England
10 Nov 2010 9:22PM
nice honest photo.
Ray42 8 3 England
11 Nov 2010 8:24AM
A lovely shot Xang - concur with Pamela on mod - what a transformation - well worth a peek of the mod
Nikola 6 1 India
11 Nov 2010 10:23AM
Magnificent image and moment captured.
PaulLiley 7 2 13 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2010 1:37PM
Good composition and I kinda agree with Pamela. It appears a bit dark in the fg and mid distance. It could be something you could alter in PS just to 'brighten' it up a little. I appreciate the weather conditions were not very helpful. in fact round here it is awful as well. Ducking in and out between the showers (very heavy). Paul
11 Nov 2010 4:17PM
A lovely composition. It did need that slight straighten though and Pamela’s mod has brought out the super colours. A very nice scene well recorded.
11 Nov 2010 10:29PM
Good picture but a little dark - perhaps brighten and then dodge a few areas in the foreground and middle distance. A
xwang 7 55 8
12 Nov 2010 10:55AM
Thank you very much Pamela for your very helpful comment and MOD.There is lot of work you put in, thank you so much.
Thank you very much Paul for your helpful commment as well.
Thank you very much Athur for your helpful comment, I thought to brighten it up the light a bit, but the whole aera would be lighten up, I didn't think to dodge it. Very helpful indeed.
Thank you all for your kind and helpful comments.
brownbear 7 2 England
12 Nov 2010 9:42PM
Very simple but effective, captures the prevailing conditions very well.

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