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Nederburg

By DPhillips
Taken in the Cape Province. As usual this time of the year it is always cloudy. Makes this picture a little drab not so?

Tags: Landscape and travel

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paulbroad 9 116 1056 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2011 3:43PM
The image is very heavy, and I think could have the foreground and shadow areas lightened significantly by selection, a 50 pixel feather, then some lightening with the histogram. Alternatively, a bit of work with the dodging tool - care with that one though.

Paaul

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DPhillips 6 20 South Africa
10 Jan 2011 4:04PM
nice thanks
Tooth 11 5.8k 227 Ireland
11 Jan 2011 11:33AM
While the comp. is OK with good lead-in, I've done a mod with a suggested crop where it loses some from the RHS to put the target of the lead-in line on more of a third. "Rule"of thirds doesn't have to be used slavishly but it often helps, as in this case IMO

Yes it's drab, but you can pull something out of it - see my quick mod. I used a curve to selectively brighten the dark areas and daken parts of the sky a little bit (a gentle reverse S-shape) and then did as Paul suggests and dodged a bit of detail back into the bushes.

Just a few suggestions for you, hope it's some use. Don't be afraid to ask if you need more detailed info.

Stephen
DPhillips 6 20 South Africa
11 Jan 2011 1:58PM
Thanks Stephen. Appreciated

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