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  • On the face of it

    Thank you all for your encouraging comments. I am pleasantly surprised by this, as I was in two minds about whether the shot was even worthy of critique! I should go and look more carefully through my photos which I class as B, C or D grade.
    I love all 3 mods esp Willie's.
    Special thanks to John for your very detailed and interesting input.

    Quote:My only niggle (and it's a pretty minor one) is that part of his left hand is cut off. It doesn't matter at all that it's not sharp, but I think it might be more visually satisfying if all of it was in the frame.
    Now that you have mentioned it John, it is annoying not to have it in the frame and I should have been aware of it.

    Quote:After all, his skin is not pale - it almost feels politically incorrect to say it, but it's important to render skin tones accurately for the individual, and not turn everyone into pale Anglo Saxons
    Haha,fully agree and it is a fact, politically correct or not!

    Too big a leap for me to upload in main gallery but I will give it some thought Smile
    Really appreciate all your thoughts again.

    • 4 Jul 2020 10:15PM
  • Globe

    Thanks a lot John and Willie for your feedback- as always much appreciated.
    I have uploaded an unprocessed image. After your previous advice Willie, I had changed the ISO to auto but it was going for 1250 here so I changed it manually to lower. Presumably to set minimum shutter speed, I have to shoot in M or Tv mode( and not Av which I am used to)?
    • 29 Jun 2020 8:01AM
  • Balloon ride

    Thank you Janet for explaining all this so well. Makes perfect sense re heavy crop bringing in noise. I seem to have a blind spot for checking ISO before shooting. Must get into that routine.

    Love both your mod and John's! So much better than mine Smile
    • 21 Jun 2020 11:07PM
  • Tramlines

    I wish I could claim putting the lens in the shadow John but I really cannot remember! Grin

    Thanks all for your very helpful comments. I understand that the lack of a subject was an issue in the photo. Still, the first mod by Keith and also Chase have brought the colours alive and I do like it! Thanks for showing the mono alternative Keith, I can see that it is quite forgiving.

    For the whole team, to give your time to review the images is much appreciated.
    • 21 Jun 2020 2:23PM
  • The oldest of things

    Thanks very much to each and everyone of you for your detailed input. It really helps to reflect on mistakes (but only if one keeps shooting!)
    Thanks to Moira and Willie for explaining exactly what you did in post processing, I will try the exact same steps and let you know whether I manage the same results. ( Unlikely!)
    The imported sky did change things a lot Pamela-incredible what you can do afterwards in software. I am not sure why but it feels slightly wrong to do that kind of 'cheating' for my holiday photos as it would not be a true reflection of my memories. Commercially or for prints etc, it probably makes more sense and thank you for reminding me that it was an option. Maybe you all feel differently as pros and see that as just tricks of the trade.
    It was really nice to see your 1969 Sphinx image John Smile
    • 20 Jun 2020 9:09AM
  • My side of the mountain

    Thank you all so much for taking the time and effort. It is very reassuring to know that you are all just as committed to this line of work as always. Lots and lots of stuff here to take on board for me re this image. I knew about the ISO blunder and was annoyed with myself( kind of thought my camera would be forgiving of this), but thanks for pointing out that the picture was over exposed also.
    Sorry also that I inadvertently misled you about the time and hence lighting, but it was actually 2:50 pm(GMT+8). A 2K plus camera is supposed to take time zones and time difference into account, I had wrongly assumed!
    Love that you have all done different things to the shot so brilliantly and wonderfully. All mods give different vibes( from peaceful and serene to awe and fear). I especially love Willie's and chase's mods but they really are all fab!

    Moira I have uploaded the original unedited photo as well for your reference.

    Many thanks again.

    • 16 Jun 2020 11:20PM
  • A true metropolis

    Thank you very much Willie. Yes all makes a lot of sense and thank you for explaining using histogram.
    This place really did need a tripod and HDR play, and ideally no one else to hurry or bother you for hours!
    I am in awe of your mods, and absolutely love both of them( Is it with photoshop?). The less warm look is probably closer to how it looked to the naked eye and 11:30 am was the local time.

    Your mods have made an average pic look really fabulous! Many thanks again Smile
    • 22 Jan 2019 12:29AM
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