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Llangors Lake

By AdrianTurner  
The light wasnt very good but I liked the sky.
No filters with me so processed twice from RAW, blended using layer masks in PS.
Slightly boosted saturations and contrast.

1/200 @ f/14

Thanks for looking, all comments very welcome, good, bad or indifferent.


Tags: Landscape and travel

Voters: Its_Raining, obz_uk, adtiles and 17 more

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adtiles 13 3 United Kingdom
13 Apr 2005 3:04AM
the sky is great as you say...the only minor niggle would be tha half half composition, sky to everything else.

i really like it nonetheless. andy

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obz_uk 13 1 United Kingdom
13 Apr 2005 3:05AM
Strong lines leading in. Some nice textures and a super all works very well.
Nice one

ReidFJR 13 310 United Kingdom
13 Apr 2005 3:26AM
Like the way it leads you into the pic - amazing sky - FR
angej 13 479 United Kingdom
13 Apr 2005 4:05AM
The sky really has a magical feel to it.. lovely. Love this place :0)
paulbi 14 1
13 Apr 2005 4:20AM
Fantastic range of colours, similar to some HDR images I've seen.

I would love to know the PS technique you used for this. Was it as simple as having two images (1 X overexposed & 1 X underexposed) and gradient blending them both together?

The photo doesn't exactly adhere to the two thirds rule, but I really like it still!!


13 Apr 2005 4:31AM
what an amazing sky .. wow !
Tim :O)
AdrianTurner 13 350 Wales
13 Apr 2005 4:37AM
Thanks everyone for the kind words, felt this still worked even though I totally ignored the thirds, couldn't bring myself to crop any sky out and wanted the handrail to enter in the corner.

Paul, take a look at my post on THIS forum topic. Works in most cases but the amount of blur required can vary greatly, 20px used on this one.
Hope this helps.

aussielass 13 6
13 Apr 2005 4:38AM
I agree the sky looks amazing. Well done. click x
MarkT 13 119 2 England
13 Apr 2005 4:59AM
Nice shot.
KEVT 13 11
13 Apr 2005 5:01AM
I like the lead in , and the sky is interesting

KathyW 14 1.8k 12 Norfolk Island
13 Apr 2005 6:16AM
Rules??? Who cares about rules! this is indeed a lovely sky, and excellent PS work. Looks good to me anyway!
jond 13 34
13 Apr 2005 6:43AM
Can't fault the composition (I uploaded an identical shot, except in landscape rather than portrait format, back in December!) The shot would probably have been better taken earlier in the day, with better side lighting (as a general rule the best shots from the Common side of the lake are to the south west and look best in the morning. In the afternoon the best shots are from the other side at Llangasty where the best views are to the east). And, as you say it would have been better with filters. But, don't let me damn you with faint praise and (hopefully) constructive criticism because its still a pretty good effort.

tmann 13 4 2 United States
13 Apr 2005 6:44AM
awesome sky, and a great capture!
gwyn h 14 432
13 Apr 2005 6:48AM
Works well, and an informative post Adrian, I really shall have to get to grips with the complexities of PS. Thanks for the mod yesterday BTW.

AdrianTurner 13 350 Wales
13 Apr 2005 6:53AM
Jon - - appreciate the local knowledge

13 Apr 2005 7:31AM
Not an easy shot to make good, but you have managed it well.
vikmartin 14 6
13 Apr 2005 8:06AM
I love the way the patterns in the sky reflect the walkway.....xx
willf1 13 51
15 Apr 2005 5:22AM
The boardwalk acts as a great lead in to the image and is married nicely with the great streaking of the clouds. Nice work, Adrian.

willf1 13 51
15 Apr 2005 5:22AM
The boardwalk acts as a great lead in to the image and is married nicely with the great streaking of the clouds. Nice work, Adrian.

willf1 13 51
15 Apr 2005 5:41AM
Adrian, this looks like a fantastic location, where abouts on the lake was this taken and whats the best way to get there from Swansea.
AdrianTurner 13 350 Wales
15 Apr 2005 6:14AM
Hi Tony, only been there the once but will return. Take the Swansea Valley road as far as Brecon. At the large roundabout, shortly before you reach the town, follow the signs for Abergavenny(A40) at next roundabout stay on A40, after a fairly short distance you will see a sign for Llangors, just before you reach Llangors, the lake is signposted on the right. This will take you across the common where you will find this area.

willf1 13 51
15 Apr 2005 2:32PM
Thanks Adrian. Looking forward to getting up there soon now.

liparig 13 233 United States
3 Jun 2005 10:17AM
great leading line shot and composition

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