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Lonely Days

By asawyer
Devon Coast

Tags: Landscape and travel

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User_Removed 13 6 1 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2010 2:36PM
I'd like to see it without the reverse vignette, it takes away so much of the contrast of the image that I think it suffers. From what I can see, with the gull and the walls cris crossing the image, it would look lovely in its original form.
asawyer 12 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2010 2:50PM
with & without Smile
DRicherby 14 269 726 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2010 3:32PM
Even the centre of this looks very hazy, and the haze is intensified by the reverse vignette. There's barely contrast in the photo because literally 99% of the pixels are in less than half of the intensity range — there are no shadows or highlights at all. Given your response to my comments on your shot of Dover Castle, I think there's something odd about either the way your monitor is displaying images or your editing set-up. Perhaps a colour-space issue?

I'm afraid I don't see the link between the title and the photograph. There are at least four houses in this fairly small area of countryside so I don't get any feeling of loneliness.
ade_mcfade 18 15.2k 216 England
18 Mar 2010 3:53PM
looks like you've focussed on the foreground wall - which takes up a small amount of the frame, leaving the valley behind - which takes up a lot of the frame, really blurred and hazy.

there's nothing wrong with having bits blurry in landscapes, it's a creative beauty sometimes, but you've got to work out which works best - the little bit of foreground and that concealed barn roof, or the distant valley.

in this case, I'd have gone for the valley, maybe even avoiding the foregorund builsings all together as they're so obscured you they don't really add much to the image .

keep trying with the long shots as they're very rewarding when you get them right
ade_mcfade 18 15.2k 216 England
18 Mar 2010 3:54PM
oh.. light vignettes rarely work on landscapes - lightly burn the corners if you have to
banehawi Plus
18 2.8k 4332 Canada
18 Mar 2010 9:40PM
Same as above, loaded mod with dark vignette, contrast, sharpening and colour increased.


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