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saeidNL 10 3 Netherlands
11 Nov 2013 10:24PM
What fantastic and great image ,Kate,very well done,

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11 Nov 2013 10:39PM
a tremendous image i see the halo, i have seen this on a few of my own.[ no idea].

Jasper87 Plus
10 2.5k 158 England
11 Nov 2013 10:43PM
Evening, Kate, a classic scene and with a wonderfully dramatic sky. I'm working off my iPad at this moment so I canT see any halosGrinGrin. Will make a note to have a look at this on my PC in the morning Grin

Caziwinkles 7 3 1 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2013 10:55PM
Beautiful light in this dramatic sky Kate. Smile

Nikonuser1 Plus
7 163 16 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2013 10:59PM
Super image Kate, great lighte and that sky!!!!Smile

RonnieAG Plus
10 154 119 Scotland
11 Nov 2013 11:04PM
This image shows how much the light and colours of winter are so much more attractive than are the greens of summer.
A classic shot but set apart by those factors referred to above, Kate.
11 Nov 2013 11:14PM
Fantastic image Kate..Lin
mikbee 13 3 8 Scotland
11 Nov 2013 11:38PM
I don't mind the halo so much Kate.
I see it on most of the images they project at my camera club !!
Good image all the same.
taggart Plus
15 47 14 United States
11 Nov 2013 11:49PM
Dramatic lighting in this imagE!
12 Nov 2013 3:50AM
Great atmospheric picture, excellent work!
ddolfelin Plus
8 103 3 Wales
12 Nov 2013 4:38AM
Perhaps it's an echo and not a halo, Kate.
This is a really good picture for us to enjoy.
andylea 11 37 1 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2013 5:28AM
brilliant comp kate wonderful detail and tones love the dramatic sky a real cracker nice one Wink
nonur 11 18 13 Turkey
12 Nov 2013 5:33AM
A smashing image, Kate. I love the contrast the cottage created against the copper colour of the surroundings. The light coming through the clouds parallels that contrast in the dramatic sky.
CarolG 13 199 20 Greece
12 Nov 2013 5:41AM
Superbly captured, Kate, and I love that opening in the clouds to allow just a peep of the blue sky beyond. Carol
HarrietH Plus
10 303 Portugal
12 Nov 2013 6:15AM
Stunning colour, I really love this scene and composition

ColleenA Plus
7 445 7 Australia
12 Nov 2013 6:52AM
Beautifully captured Kate, what a wonderful scene...yes often images look worse on epz than on home laptop, a bit like the mirrors in a changing room in a boutique...shows up all our flaws.....
A really beautiful image Kate...well done....PS would love to spend a weekend in that white cottage
Nigeve1 7 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2013 7:03AM
Excellent composition of this lovely view, great dramatic sky.
Mollycat Plus
6 21 2 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2013 7:08AM
That cottage is like a magnet, pulling you in to your beautiful picture. GrinGrinGrin Peter
termite53 7 8 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2013 7:41AM
A beautiful image Kate
viscostatic 13 45 7 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2013 7:58AM
Very dramatic and beautiful Kate.

rayme330 8 17 1 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2013 8:12AM
A super composition Kate, the louring sky contrasting nicely with the white cottage. Wonderful stuff. GrinGrinGrin

Regarding the halo, if you are using a type of HDR processing, try cutting back on the adaptive exposure. This can sometimes help reduce the haloing effect.

12 Nov 2013 8:38AM
Very nice photo with dramatic skysSmile
Lovely light and shadow with great colour. Well done Kate.
12 Nov 2013 9:38AM
It may have been done countless times, but rarely, if ever, as beautifully as this. It might be hard to go wrong with storm light, but you've really capitalized on it here.
Quite stunning, Kate.

Alan halo on my screen, ( MacBook Pro )
Irishkate Plus
9 42 118 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2013 10:16AM
I didn't use HDR but curious to see what critique team have to suggest.
This is a single shot.
achieverswales 9 8 101 Wales
12 Nov 2013 11:21AM
I never get tired of looking at this beautiful scene, as you say you could take hundreds of captures with different light, this one has drama and atmosphere Kate, the lens correction tool in Lightroom or Photoshop should put the halo right.


Joline Plus
14 30 56 United States
12 Nov 2013 12:16PM
It may have been photographed often, but you have caught it at great moment.
Blakey_Boy 10 1 2 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2013 1:00PM
Lovely composition and lighting. Great dramatic sky.

Lillian Plus
10 23 17 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2013 2:41PM
Absolutely stunning a view no one would tire of Kate
12 Nov 2013 3:34PM

Quote:A smashing image, Kate. I love the contrast the cottage created against the copper colour of the surroundings. The light coming through the clouds parallels that contrast in the dramatic sky.


banehawi Plus
16 2.2k 4126 Canada
12 Nov 2013 3:46PM
There are halos that are caused by post processing, and then there are natural halos that have nothing to do with post processing, - they are present when the shot was taken.

This is could be one of the latter. Whenever you have light behind a dark, sharp edge, light light behind the contour of a mountain, there will be a slight glow, something like light "spilling over" the edge, and its completely natural.

If its present, sharpening will accentuate it, so if you want it minimised, remove sharpening from the top edges of the hills.

If mods were on I could do a mod.

Though the image is attractive, the general quality can be improved. There are areas with not real detail that could, or should have detail, and this could well be a re sizing or post processing issue.

If you happen to have the original large untouched file from the camera, I be happy to take a closer look if you mailed it to me


Gerryrys 8 1 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2013 3:51PM
I like it! Smile

12 Nov 2013 3:52PM
Beautiful light in this fabulous atmospheric capture
janlea 8 3 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2013 4:01PM
Fantastic shot Kate, I like it a lot Smile
Niknut Plus
10 2.6k 82 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2013 4:27PM
Lovely shot !!.....great dramatic sky !!

I'm assuming you resharpen the image, after reducing it for the EPZ gallery ???......I usually create a copy layer, set the blend mode
to 'Luminosity', then set the sharpening to 0.3 pixels @ 30% maximum !!........much more will create halo's !!!!!!!

Hope that helps ??.Smile
12 Nov 2013 5:44PM
Beautiful colour contrast and light in this lovely scenery, Kate!
BIGRY1 8 3 8 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2013 6:36PM
This image is the perfect representation of Scotland. A superb image, well done!Grin
gingerdelight 13 298 11 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2013 8:25PM
A amazing composition Kate - what a lovely place!
mrswoolybill Plus
13 2.1k 2210 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2013 8:02AM
Further to Willie's comment, I would be fairly sure that the halo has occurred in processing, as it is accompanied by a hard dark outline just below the halo. Back lighting generally tends to give the reverse. Just an observation. I like the atmosphere that you have caught.
A beautiful image Kate.. Love the rustic white cottage contrasting against the black threatening sky.
annettep38 8 219 42 Germany
14 Nov 2013 10:24PM
the atmosphere is fantastic. as to your sharpening issues I reduce most of my images using nearest neighbour mixed 50 % wirh 'bicubic'
and if I'm too lazy to touch in in PS I set it to 'sharpen for print' , -> 'low' in Lightroom.
stevesloan 10 9 Scotland
17 Nov 2013 12:08PM
Very Dramatic

17 Nov 2013 9:26PM
Beautiful image.
Glostopcat 14 255 2 England
18 Nov 2013 8:51PM
I think i've seen this one somewhere before!Wink A fine take on this iconic and much photographed cottage
J_Tom 10 2 United Kingdom
18 Nov 2013 11:14PM
Really nice frame Wink
JFitz 11 464 5 Ireland
23 Nov 2013 3:35AM
Very nice Kate. Smile
PaulMillar 8 83 2 Scotland
4 Jan 2014 8:43AM
Kate, you are very lucky to have gotten the cottage empty.....I've tried on several trips to get a shot here. I don't think it would matter if the image had been taken 1,000,000 times, every day brings a new view and you have captured this so well.

As to the hallo, well most of us are not mad pixel nuts so we can live with this. You have had a few great suggestions on this. We all get this at some point and I will admit it. Yes processing is almost probably 85 percent most times, a we bit to much contrast or sharpening but I started back at the camera first. A gentle breeze against the camera strap, wrap it round. Use a shutter cable, but these are things you probably already do. But a while back when I changed from my nikon d5000 to d7000 I noticed a little shudder in the body so now work with mirror lock up. I could be wrong about this but just my thoughts........cut down on shake at stage 1 and might help out in processing.

Super image with a fantastic sky........

Paul.......and a little UA just because it's a lovely image.

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