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Distant view of the River Dart

By herbie
this was taken during a balloon trip over South Hams ,Devon. This rive flows out past Dartmouth and this shows the area around Stoke Gabriel .

Tags: Landscape and travel

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snappersue 9 11 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2008 12:47PM
Brilliant the colours.

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18 Dec 2008 12:58PM
Fantastic photo...
petet410 10 1 Equatorial Guinea
18 Dec 2008 5:40PM
Difficult for anyone to critique a good image like this. composition I think is first class , takes the eye right through the picture. My comment would be that you have probably overcooked the post processing, it looks like you have overadjusted the levels, clipping pixels and losing tones. you wanted warm but it could be a bit more subtle. Thanks for posting.
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2015 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2008 8:52PM
Hello, Herbie. A wonderful aerial view. How often would you get a chance to photograph something like this? All the patterns and colours on the land, the winding river and the mist as well. However, I agree with Peter, there is a lot of noise throughout the image and the colours are a bit unnatural. Also, the water is too white in some areas. I doubt if the water had much colour in it to begin with, though, because of all the mist. I would have liked to have the original on which to do a modification, but made an attempt with the picture you have provided. I ran noise removal over it but could not remove it all without degrading it further. I desaturated a bit, adjusted focus, used the burn tool on the white water areas, then selected just the foreground area and did a levels adjustment to brighten it.
Anjantoo 10 7 1 England
18 Dec 2008 9:43PM
Really beautiful view and I agree the water does carry you through the scene.
banehawi Plus
13 1.8k 3877 Canada
18 Dec 2008 11:08PM
Agree with Pamelajean, - its a great scene, but the colours are overdone and look overly red/yellow.


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