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Winds and Mills

By Lakeyw  
Windmills at Zaanse Schans, Holland.

Just wondering if this composition cuts the mustard with the pros! (^_^)

I shot this on the preset Landscape Mode. A screw-in circular polarizer is used. Sharpening and minor tonal adjustment in Adobe Lightroom 3.

Tags: Architecture Landscape and travel

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This photo is here for critique. Please only comment constructively and with suggestions on how to improve it.


AnnChown Plus
6 199 1 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2012 5:06PM
I would crop quite a bit off the road in the foreground as I don't believe it adds anything to your image. All the interest is in the sky and in those beautiful windmills. I've done a mod, cropped it and lightened it up a bit. Hope you like it!

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6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2012 6:34PM
A really good photograph, sorry I can't expand further due to my current posture and discomfort.

Regards Nathan
17 Jun 2012 7:49PM
I agree with Ann, re-crop to remove the road, it adds nothing and takes your eye away from the main subject. Otherwise I like it. David
Jestertheclown 8 7.4k 249 England
17 Jun 2012 8:04PM
I'd lose the road and most of the black cloud.
Also, this looks oversaturated to me. I'm not sure whether that's caused by the 'landscape pre-set' or the polarizer but I've clawed it back a bit in my mod. Firstly using the yellow channel only, to remove the greenness from the grass, then the blue channel to tone down the sky. That's had the knock-on effect of toning down the orange roofs and the green building in the middle.

Hope this helps.


Edit. The bottom right hand corner still looks a bit bleak. It could do with a dog lying there.
Lakeyw 6 Bhutan
18 Jun 2012 5:26AM
Hi there,

Many Many thanks for your generous and constructive feedback! Really appreciate it!

Good day! Grin

Lakeyw 6 Bhutan
18 Jun 2012 5:30AM
And yes, the mods are superb! Thanks again! Smile
paulbroad 9 116 1064 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2012 8:35AM
The colours are a bit vivid. As it stands the road must go, but the ideal picture here is as composed with a Dutch lady in full costume on a bike suitably placed on the road. Not always about though.

Focus_Man 6 481 631 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2012 8:55AM
This is perhaps a little over-saturated but some do like that sort of effect, it certainly makes for some punch and drama especially when printing off.

The main problem here for me is the composition, but that is easily rectified by a change in format to landscape.

Lakeyw 6 Bhutan
18 Jun 2012 9:04AM
Thanks, Paul and Frank, as usual! Wink

Will try and submit another one from the same trip next week!

Big_Beavis 11 4 2 England
2 Jul 2012 1:08PM
All these things are down to personal taste.
But for myself I would have done a square crop and finished up with something similar to 'Jestertheclown'


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