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By becca_cusworth  
taken yesterday.
do you think it could benefit from some post processing or best left natural?

Tags: Landscape and travel Simonside

Voters: TattySnapper, aitchbrown, Fatih and 8 more

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30 Aug 2007 12:47PM
Very nice BIG shot. helen x

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sully 13 3 England
30 Aug 2007 12:47PM
myself i like natural why mess about with a photo that looks great at the end of the day its you who has taken the picture not a computer program
TattySnapper 14 10 England
30 Aug 2007 12:49PM
Lovely location! Post processing is very much a subjective thing. Personally I would boost the colours slightly and increase the contrast too - but that's just my opinion. What do you think? If you're happy with it the way it is, then stick with it. Hope this helps.

ringyneck 13 315 18 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2007 1:12PM
As the others say,if it's "messed around "with then its probably not what you saw when you were there.Looks like all it needs is a bit of sun.
mrswoolybill Plus
13 2.1k 2210 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2007 1:25PM
It's a place that I know and love, and I suspect that this is very much what your eyes were seeing too - soft, hazy light, subtle shades of green, grey/blue and purple. I can see Simonside on the distant horizon from my house, and at the moment it's looking very much like the horizon in this picture!
This is Northumberland, not Provence. I'd leave this just as it is.
C_Daniels Plus
15 399 10 England
30 Aug 2007 2:03PM
Looks like the view I had from Sutton Bank last Saturday...

Nice distance and gentle viewing. I think the real question though is to whether or not this fully captures the scene which you witnessed. If the view contained more contrasts and stronger colours at the time then I suppose this image is unnatural until enhanced...?
woolybill1 Plus
13 31 76 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2007 2:19PM
I'm only guessing, but this would be pretty much what the light was like over Simonside yesterday. Today is much the same. A Sunday Supplement or a travel brochure would demand more saturated colours; they have led most people to believe them. But Northumbrians would look towards the distant Cheviots and say your colours are accurate! The heather in the foreground is dead right. And it's a fine landscape capture!
ringyneck 13 315 18 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2007 4:47PM
p.s. I bet all the manipulation crazzees would love to Spoil this beyond recognition.
casson 14 3 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2007 7:57PM
superb shot, you could perhaps give it a tweek in Photoshop with levels.
Blenkinsopp 14 320 4 England
6 Sep 2007 8:23AM
excellent foreground detail and depth
- like it as it is but might be tempted to "pop" the colour of the foreground heather to give it more impact and tweak the contrast a tiny bit
Still lovely as it is!

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