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Dover Castle

By asawyer
Dover Castle @ Sunset

Tags: Landscape and travel Night and low light

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rockfish 12 1 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2010 8:51PM
Lovely subtle light and contrasting tones. Great image.
Peter
DRicherby 14 269 726 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2010 11:48AM
I'm afraid I'd describe this as a bit flat, rather than subtle. It's essentially a black and white photograph but it lacks the contrast that black and white thrives on.

The subject itself is strong and appealing but it needs some processing to bring it out. I've posted a mod where I used a curves adjustment to increase the contrast. In particular, I've blackened the castle — I feel that your version is caught between two worlds, having too much detail to be a strong silhouette but not enough detail to be a straight presentation of the castle. You could take the processing further and use the dodge brush to bring out the rays of sunlight streaming through the clouds — use a soft brush with low opacity to get good control over the effect.
asawyer 12 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2010 2:03PM
I actually believe it's more to do with exporting from Lightroom as it isn't flat on my computer. Will try and export correctly

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