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York Daffodils

By Fefe
Good Morning peopleGrin
I had a trip out to York yesterday, It was a bit on the dull side........... the weather, not YorkWink
Didn't get many shots and although it was so cloudy the light around the castle was blowing out the sky so I didnt get the shots I wanted of the castle with all the Daffodils, I remembered "Twelvemegs" said they where in bloom here the other daySmile....... So this is a crop of a larger image that I thought was more interesting than the bigger image............................. I will be interested to see what you think, Comments and constructive critisism welcome as usual.
Great big thankyou for comments and votes on yesterdays image.GrinGrin

Tags: General York Architecture Flowers and plants Daffodils

Voters: andylea, Alvar, Trev_B and 24 more


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Comments


andylea 7 37 1 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2012 10:10AM
great comp diane wonderful colours a cracker nice one Wink
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Alvar 9 23 2 France
10 Mar 2012 10:11AM
This is very nicely composed Diane with plenty of detail and colourSmile
Alvar
Trev_B 9 148 68 England
10 Mar 2012 10:12AM
Hi Dianne.. I think you have done well considering the light levels. However it's suffering from over sharpening which has caused fringing around the roofline and the birds. You could remove it by using a small blur tool or maybe using the Defringe layer.

Anyhow it's still a nice image .Smile

Trev
Fefe Plus
4 23 31 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2012 10:19AM

Quote:Hi Dianne.. I think you have done well considering the light levels. However it's suffering from over sharpening which has caused fringing around the roofline and the birds. You could remove it by using a small blur tool or maybe using the Defringe layer.

Anyhow it's still a nice image .Smile

Trev

Mmmm, I have a blurring tool, will see how it looks.......... thankyou for the commentGrin
Diane
achieverswales 5 8 101 Wales
10 Mar 2012 11:49AM
Hi Diane
Must agree with Trev! if you can get near these settings! In Camera Raw I use Amount 80 to 100 normally 80, Radius 0.8, Detail 25 to 30, if you have Camera Raw there is another slider called Masking, use this so you are not sharpening the background, the best way to do this is hold down the Alt Key, all the photo goes white! Keep sliding to the right and you will see the outlines of the subject start to appear, when to background goes black! Stop, now you have only sharpened the main subject. hope this helps.
The composition of the hill creating a triangle is excellent you have a great eye for photography composition.


Regards

Trev.
BarbaraR 10 16 1 England
10 Mar 2012 12:04PM
A really lovely image, well composed.
Made me laugh re. 'York itself not being dull' ..
I should think not, lol. Wink

B.
Fefe Plus
4 23 31 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2012 12:11PM

Quote:Hi Diane
Must agree with Trev! if you can get near these settings! In Camera Raw I use Amount 80 to 100 normally 80, Radius 0.8, Detail 25 to 30, if you have Camera Raw there is another slider called Masking, use this so you are not sharpening the background, the best way to do this is hold down the Alt Key, all the photo goes white! Keep sliding to the right and you will see the outlines of the subject start to appear, when to background goes black! Stop, now you have only sharpened the main subject. hope this helps.
The composition of the hill creating a triangle is excellent you have a great eye for photography composition.


Regards

Trev.


I didn't know you could speak Russian Trev............. GrinGrinGrin
Seriously. comment much apprieciated, I get kind of what you are saying, My software doesn't do selective sharpening, but it does have threshold...............will this help? Got to go out now, be back laterWink
Diane
franken Plus
13 3.9k 4 Wales
10 Mar 2012 12:29PM
Love the composition in this.

Ken
ugly Plus
8 5 57 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2012 12:38PM
I do like this image..
I was reading above...
It might help using the dodge and burn tool in layers...
That way you can add areas with more shadows which will hell give a sharper idea in the image..
I like to see you use this in the sky as well.. This I think could give you a more dramtic sky and give it contast as well..
These are only ideas..
I hope you try them...

Dave
User_Removed 6 48 1 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2012 1:10PM
Superb image, great comp' and DOF.
10 Mar 2012 9:16PM
Spotted this amongst my “connections” thumbnails Diane.
I really like your chosen view, with the Magistrates Court in the background.
I wish I’d have thought of that. Grin

David
saeidNL 6 3 Netherlands
10 Mar 2012 9:28PM
Beautiful and well composed image indeed,well done,
saeid
luceombra 4 27 5 Italy
12 Mar 2012 8:19AM
Very nice compo and light. Just a little bit oversharpened Wink
Al
PaulLiley 7 2 13 United Kingdom
12 Mar 2012 10:22AM
I kinda like the contrast between natural flowers and the harsher detail of the buildings. Think I would have cropped the grass off the bottom up to the start of the daffs. This part is not neccessary to the image and a bit of the sky at the top (not too much). This is my pennies worth. Hope you don't mind me saying this-just my opinion. Paul
Fefe Plus
4 23 31 United Kingdom
12 Mar 2012 11:01AM

Quote:I kinda like the contrast between natural flowers and the harsher detail of the buildings. Think I would have cropped the grass off the bottom up to the start of the daffs. This part is not neccessary to the image and a bit of the sky at the top (not too much). This is my pennies worth. Hope you don't mind me saying this-just my opinion. Paul

No I dont mind at allGrin, Working on your comment and others at the moment, The results may be my upload later......... I will seeWink
Diane
superb image love the colours,well done diane.Winkray

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