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Unheated

By Graham00
Taken at Swarby, Lincolnshire.

Tags: Landscape and travel

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RonnieAG Plus
7 153 116 Scotland
21 Dec 2010 12:43AM
Thought this image might work with the changes I have offered in the Mod. Hope you don't mind!
Ronnie.

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21 Dec 2010 4:29AM
lovely soft light and subdued colour but just a couple of steps to the left would have improved the composition so much. At the moment you have the tree sticking out of the top of the box, by moving it would have been framed by the trees.

Very nice scene, well spotted. Great that you didn't over saturate the reds and make it look unnatural.
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2010 5:02AM
Nice winter image but Patricia's mod is a big improvement.
SUE118 Plus
8 8 1 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2010 7:26AM
Well taken image and it looks cold.
cats_123 Plus
12 4.6k 27 Northern Ireland
21 Dec 2010 8:25AM
yes, nice winter scene..thought it could take being even colder...desaturated and brought back the red Smile
Graham00 6 6 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2010 1:17PM
Thanks Ronnie, selective colouring is ok but not on an image that wants to portray a hoar frost.
Thanks Patricia, i didn't notice it much until after you pointed out the tree was behind, i didn't think myself it mattered too much as a gap between all the 4 main objects can make a scene too cluttered.
Thanks Cats_123, it doesn't look colder but more like the first edit, sorry.

Tahnks Sue118.
21 Dec 2010 1:42PM
Seems we've all failed you here, Graham, and I can't help wondering what advice you where looking for by putting the image in the Crit gallery?

If you have time please do let us know as it will help me and others to understand what sort of advice is hoped for.
Best,
Patricia.
Graham00 6 6 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2010 3:53PM
Thanks though, i suppose i'm happy with it and it's the first one i put in Crit on here, might have got 2 votes if i'd done what i normally do Grin lol
RonnieAG Plus
7 153 116 Scotland
21 Dec 2010 5:31PM
Sorry to have disappointed but I take on board your own remarks. I too was not really aware of what you might have been looking for.
Ronnie.
paulbroad 9 117 1075 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2010 7:08PM
I rather like this as presented. I wouldn't crop myself. Colour due, i assume, to the grey effect of the hoar frost - wonder about just a slight contrast boost so that any extra brightness does not destroy tone in the otherwise well exposed highlights.

Paul
Graham00 6 6 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2010 12:50AM
It's a good piece of cloning from Patricia, i do like it, if you do that you know yourself you know it wasn't like that, albeit i've done a few 'small' tweaks myself, who hasn't, umm thanks Ronnie though mate, i spent a while editing in Elements 8, i'ts a slow process learning but it's addictive and far far better than GIMP what i used to use.
Pau,l i can undrstand some of what you said, i have started using auto contrast lately instead of just diving to auto levels Grin
I used to say no no to RAW and shoot jpeg but Photoshop opens yours eyes up big time to RAW and i love it.
22 Dec 2010 12:53AM
Very nice shot...would have loved it if the red color gets emphasized more Smile
Philo 6 99 83 England
22 Dec 2010 7:00PM
I do like this and I agree with Patricia's assessment and her mod works well. I considered cropping some from the left to lose the part tree trunk but that would push the phone box closer to the edge of the frame.
As the mods are not exactly what you were looking for I have tried a different approach. I felt that there was a bit of a blue cast so I warmed up the image. I then increased contrast with slight levels & curves tweaks. All this gives the image more punch and makes the phone box pop more.
I hope this is some help to you.
Phil
Graham00 6 6 United Kingdom
24 Dec 2010 6:55PM
Thanks Philo, i see a slight blue, as it's not snow but hoarfrost, i added +0.7 and did any other adjustment in photoshop, does it really look that blue ?
Philo 6 99 83 England
24 Dec 2010 10:40PM
No Graham I only see a slight blue also, but there is no true reference point within the image to check whether white balance is right or not, so it is just an opinion. I have been "pulled" several times in the critique gallery where wb has not been right in my shots so I have started to pay more attention to it.
You were the only person there at the time of shooting so if the colours look right to you then that's fine. The mod is just an alternative.
I hope to see more of your shots in the CG.
Phil

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