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Lady of the Lake

By pluckyfilly
Please describe your photo here.Wink its been a long time and I apologise for my absence but so many things occurring here you would not believe, I hope to be around more in the future - pic taken back in summer on a river island that is probably submerged now with the recent weather we have been experiencing. Not much variation in the uploads but I am looking for a competition entry AGAINGrin
I trust all is well with my EPZ friends and that you are managing to get out and about.

Do you want critique? Tell us what you are trying to achieve or what sort of advice you are looking for. It's also useful to provide as much EXIF data for the photo (see below).Wink

Tags: Photo journalism General Architecture Raymill Island

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Comments


8 Feb 2014 11:41AM
V1 the light is slightly better and good saturation in the greens with a fine reflection

Graham

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CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
8 Feb 2014 11:44AM
A most beautiful sculpture, Ann, so pleasing to the eye, and very well captured. Carol
Chinga Plus
5 3 1 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2014 11:55AM
Wonderful shots Ann and some lovely green tones! Congratulations! Grin
IB
8 Feb 2014 12:02PM
Beautiful sculpture Ann, 3 fine images,
Fred.
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2014 12:40PM
V1 for me.
8 Feb 2014 12:40PM
A lovely statue and reflection. A great set Ann.
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
8 Feb 2014 12:41PM
What a beautiful sculpture Smile Nicely captured - with reflections, too Smile Though not much difference in the different versions, it's V1 for me, Ann Wink
Trev Smile
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2014 1:46PM
First Ann, really good to see you back...Grin
and with a lovely image V1 for me, and guess it
will be like the rest of the land..under water as you say
Lillian
mrswoolybill Plus
9 965 1494 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2014 2:18PM
Good to see you around!
V1 works best for me, it makes the most of the reflections. I think I might try to lift the shadow slightly on the left (to us) side of her face, to distinguish her from the background. Otherwise quite delightful
Moira
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
8 Feb 2014 2:30PM
this is lovely, v2 works well for me!
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2014 3:00PM

Quote:Good to see you around!
V1 works best for me, it makes the most of the reflections. I think I might try to lift the shadow slightly on the left (to us) side of her face, to distinguish her from the background. Otherwise quite delightful
Moira

I did try and do that but not very successful, I might try againi
Brian65 7 2 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2014 5:25PM
Hi Ann, good to see your back, hope you are now getting out and about. Lovely shot.
Brian
Herge88 Plus
9 40 4 England
8 Feb 2014 5:43PM
Some wonderful reflections in this Ann.

Best Matt
gwynn56 4 87 England
8 Feb 2014 5:50PM
beautiful capture Smile
8 Feb 2014 6:48PM
Lovely scene
V 1 just tops it for me
ali63 Plus
4 753 1 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2014 7:09PM
Glad you are back uploading again, great work,



Ali GrinGrinGrin
pamelajean Plus
10 964 1830 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2014 7:15PM
I like the contrast in V1, the reflections look a lot better, but I like the bit of extra reflection at the bottom of V2, so perhaps a combination of the two?

Unfortunately, the shadow part of the lady's face is against the dark part of the background, and therefore somewhat ill defined. You could use the dodge tool, going in close so as not to overlap, or try lifting the highlights, as Moira suggests.

I just had a go at both methods in PaintshopPro.
Lifting highlights brightens the overall image too much, so I used the Dodge Tool at opacity 40, which is quite high, but after that I used Levels to slightly adjust the contrast and this blends it in nicely. I used it on her neck and face, but not the hair.
You might consider using it on the shaded part of the arm as well, but lower the opacity (about 25) on the dodge tool for that part because you will only be going over the dark area and need it to blend in with the rest of the arm. Without going along the side of the arm, the face lightening looks a bit contrived because the shadow extends along the face, collar and arm, and dealing with just a part of it looks unnatural.

There is something else you might like to try, and it's not too difficult to do. Where the fir tree comes down behind the girl's arm and the swan's head, I cloned in some of the dark background so that the hand and beak were completely backed by black. I feel that these two are important elements of the story of the statue and should therefore be easy to see, and no-one would know that the branch was originally longer.

Pamela.
pamelajean Plus
10 964 1830 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2014 7:32PM
I have taken the liberty of uploading my modification into your Chrismas Tidings, the stained glass windows.
I hope that's ok.
NDODS Plus
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2014 8:11PM
What a beautiful bronze...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2014 8:34PM

Quote:I have taken the liberty of uploading my modification into your Chrismas Tidings, the stained glass windows.
I hope that's ok.

of course Pamela, no problem thank you, interesting to see your result
Mike_Smith Plus
9 314 1 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2014 9:11PM
Three cracking pictures here Ann, and what a beautiful sculpture it is. Also its great to see you back on here again
netta1234 Plus
4 369 2 Wales
8 Feb 2014 9:53PM
Great to see you back with us and hope you are wellSmile
I can only see v1 on my screen ,great imageSmile
NettaSmile
Mike_Young 10 12 9 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2014 10:30PM
Glad to see an upload from you Ann, was getting worried about you. Lovely shot, the reflection is great too
CaroleS Plus
6 423 3 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2014 10:57AM
Nice to see you back Ann.
A charming subject, with lovely reflections.
Carole
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
9 Feb 2014 5:45PM
V1 is the pick of this set, it is a fine shot of this water feature with some splendid reflections

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