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Shoreham Lavender - Portrait

By derekhansen
My last Lavender shot in landscape orientation got a really good response. So I thought I would upload a portrait version. Its actually a different shot rather than a crop from the last one. I will be interested to see what the response is to this one.
Thanks for looking and please dont be timid about offering constructive critiscism ( no really ! ) its the easieat way to learn.
large is good.
Regards

Derek

Tags: General Flowers and plants Landscape and travel

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Comments


PaulLiley 12 2 13 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2009 10:52AM
Think the portrait format looks great. Wonderful colours. Paul
13 Dec 2009 10:58AM
This is beautiful!! I love the angle of the shot, it works great Smile
13 Dec 2009 11:05AM
what a great shot great colours and fab angle
john
13 Dec 2009 11:12AM
Superb image Derek - love it !

Chris
Joline Plus
15 34 59 United States
13 Dec 2009 11:22AM
This format is so wonderfully dramatic.
I have to ask....is that the original sky? It doesn't seem to go with the light on the foreground.
Wide-eyed 17 1 1 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2009 11:25AM
Lovely image. Did you saturate the colours?

Cheers, GRAHAM
alan h. 19 275 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2009 11:31AM
portrait format gives this particular scene tremendous impact.alan h.
User_Removed 19 2.8k 11 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2009 11:37AM
It's a shame you've oversaturated it.
It has everything else .
Would of made a great shot.

Steinbeck.
cassiecat 13 39 46 England
13 Dec 2009 11:45AM
i loved the last one, and think this comp is as good if not better, the lead in is good and great colours in the sky.i like the colour intensity.lesley
derekhansen 12 210 24 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2009 12:54PM

Quote:This format is so wonderfully dramatic.
I have to ask....is that the original sky? It doesn't seem to go with the light on the foreground.



It is the original sky. Albeit 2 exposures one for the sky and one for the land merged in photoshop.


Quote:It's a shame you've oversaturated it.
It has everything else .
Would of made a great shot.quote]

Fair point and to be honest I was 'pushing the envelope' a little. Quite a few of my images when I look back at them seem a little flat so I have been doing a little experimentation recently. The processing on the shot consisted of merging the 2 exposures, levels adjustment, saturation increase, contrast increase, some dodging and burning and finally a selective sharpening of the land ( I dont sharpen skies ).
I will add a couple of varients. The second version is desaturated a little and the third is one of the 2 original shots I used with nothing more done than a levels adjustment to even up the exposure and some sharpening.
Genuine thanks for the comments, good and bad.
Derek

dmhuynh72 13 44 3 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2009 1:00PM
This is a beautifully composed image Derek and excellent processing. Large is great, and you can sell this image for a lot of money.

I would desaturate the lavendar a bit and you might want try a warm up filter effect too.

regards
Yung
User_Removed 19 2.8k 11 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2009 1:32PM
Nothing wrong with saturating Derek.
It's the word 'Over' I was talking about.
13 Dec 2009 2:03PM
Wow, this is really beautiful picture, love the color and tones Smile
13 Dec 2009 2:05PM
Can't see where I would find anything to poke holes in Derek. Great composition and fine detailed colour.
The waft of lavender as you open the large version brings memories of my old aunty flooding back.

Dougie
Sezz 16 619 15 England
13 Dec 2009 2:48PM
I like this one just as much as the landscape version Derek. I like the more dramatic sky in V1 but perhaps just a little less colour on the lavender as in V2? As said before, I should love to see this, your pov here is excellent!

Sarah *
derekhansen 12 210 24 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2009 3:57PM

Quote:I would desaturate the lavendar a bit and you might want try a warm up filter effect too


Went back to the original file and tried this. Big improvement. Thanks Yung and thanks also to Lesley (cassiecat) for the extremely helpfu; suggestionss. I have added the improved image as variant 4
Derek
Sezz 16 619 15 England
13 Dec 2009 4:00PM
V4 spot on Derek Smile

S*
mudge 18 1.0k 75 England
13 Dec 2009 5:30PM
Great set of images
User_Removed 19 2.8k 11 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2009 5:38PM
V4 looks much more lifelike.
Nice one.

Steinbeck.
bayliner185 14 16 1 Northern Ireland
13 Dec 2009 5:50PM
V 4 for me Derek, its a beauty.

JIm
accipiter 11 61 England
13 Dec 2009 6:21PM
V2 - nearest to the soft cloud like effect of massed lavender. A
13 Dec 2009 7:00PM
V4 for me too - beautiful image.
Emu72 12 7 1 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2009 7:12PM
Yep great shot Derek, love the new use of a bit more colour (no over saturation imo, but then I love a bit of colour!!)

V4 & V1 for me.

Regards
Tim
Richsr 14 91 223 England
13 Dec 2009 7:29PM
Like the lead and colours in this Derek - V4 nails it for me.
Regards Richard.
derekhansen 12 210 24 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2009 7:50PM
Thanks for the comments and encouragement everyone. Very much appreciated.
Derek
LeighRebecca 13 267 10 England
13 Dec 2009 8:11PM
Great perspective. V2 is my favourite.
cassiecat 13 39 46 England
13 Dec 2009 8:14PM
love v4 derek. lesley
rowarrior 13 4.4k 9 Scotland
13 Dec 2009 9:09PM
v4 for me too, right combo of saturation and processing
rontear Plus
18 23 9 England
13 Dec 2009 9:26PM
Has tremendous mood Darren, just a little too saturated for me. Ron.
Snapitt 12
13 Dec 2009 11:50PM
V4 is quite spectacular. The colour is fabulous.
Jane
colmar 13 42 35 Scotland
15 Dec 2009 3:35PM
Wonderful take on the first place , the processing is superb and works so well and indeed after listening to the critique and reacting to it v4 is a stunning image, thanks for sharing it Colin
iansnowdon 11 7 2 United Kingdom
15 Dec 2009 6:29PM
V1 for me... Stunning shot. from a great POV.

Thank you once again for awarding me with your user award for Moorland View. It is very much appreciated.
Regards
Ian
User_Removed 14 31 2 England
20 Dec 2009 3:10PM
A great shot.

Keith

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