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Narnia Light

By mattmatic  
Thanks to "Horsey_Rose" for suggestion last night's image was like Narnia.
Was pleasantly surprised by the feedback on the previous image.

Reprocessed to tweak the shadows more, added a glow effect to the fallen leaves to minimise the effects of blur (make it look like I meant to blur!), and lightened the trees.

Well, I'm just playing around seeing what I can do with PS in this almost lost case.


Tags: Digitally manipulated

Voters: devon-photographic, answersonapostcard, missy moo and 34 more

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23 Nov 2004 4:15AM
Fantastic light and repeating pattern in the trees, Matt. Is this your "banarnia" shot? Click

23 Nov 2004 4:16AM
Composition is good and colours sublime, not sure about the border though Matt. K.
mattmatic 17 598
23 Nov 2004 4:17AM
Jules - LOL! If you look long enough you might see a banana from the trees!!!
K - thank you. Knew the border would be controversial :-P
keithh 18 25.8k 33 Wallis And Futuna
23 Nov 2004 4:27AM
would like a little bit of in-focus, but what the heck.
nice turquoise.
r33 17 Portugal
23 Nov 2004 4:27AM
I like the contrast between light and shadow.
Good composition.
IanFlindt 17 740 21 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2004 4:28AM
Looks a little soft, Matt, but it's a beautifully composed image, celebrating autumn's colours. Lovely.
junglecat 17 12
23 Nov 2004 4:29AM
Excellent image, but don't like the border!
mattmatic 17 598
23 Nov 2004 4:30AM
Thank you Keith Smile Serves me right trying to do 1/3s at 90mm hand held in a hurry. Looked fine on the LCD. Next time I'll take two at least!!
Thanks Telmo!
Ian - I know - still kicking myself!!
Kevin - thanks for commenting! (Sorry about the border - they never please everyone!!)
soupee 17 49
23 Nov 2004 4:33AM
The angle of the first shadow is better in this one! ;o) And I quite like the border.
Oh yeah, click for this one.
sun yin 17
23 Nov 2004 4:34AM
Nice colour and light,excellent work.
katieb 17 255 4 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2004 4:36AM
It's not a lost case, those tree trunks are fabulous like wise the shadows. You have definitely improved it.
insanebmx312 17 48
23 Nov 2004 4:37AM
Excellent capture.
martin.w Plus
19 614 29 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2004 4:41AM
Love the light and the composition. Agree with Keith that I would like to see some of this in focus.
paulstefan 17 509 1 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2004 4:45AM
The colours and light are excellent. Agree on the comments re focus though.
click, Paul
ericfaragh Plus
18 149 6 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2004 4:56AM
Lovely composition, nice shadow and light.
mattmatic 17 598
23 Nov 2004 5:13AM
Thanks all Smile
Kate - glad it's not a completely lost case Wink

I know about the focus (kicks self again) but I wanted to see if I could eek anything out of the shot. Judging by the comments and clicks it's been worth the effort!
jasonewell 17 34 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2004 5:36AM
Great work, Matt.
billma 18 119 United States
23 Nov 2004 5:43AM
Quite appealing. Not sure about the blue in the border. Very nice overall effect.

gemm 17 800 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2004 5:53AM
I'd like it to be a bit sharper and I'm not sure about the border but it's still well worth clicking!! Nice shot!
Portknockie 17 48 Scotland
23 Nov 2004 6:09AM
Looks great the me.good Autumn shot..PS FOREVER.

jules41 17 197 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2004 6:27AM
Fabulous shot,like this so much.Excellent light and colour,well done*click*
gibbsy 18 403 Wales
23 Nov 2004 6:34AM
Works well as an overall image with fine lighting and composure. I would prefer to see it a bit sharper.
shidee 17 9
23 Nov 2004 6:51AM
very claver, i will try this tecknic.
mikears 17 89 Canada
23 Nov 2004 7:42AM
I really like this - the light-shade pattern is amazing!!

akh Plus
17 1.2k 5 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2004 7:45AM
Much prefer this to the original shot, excellent.
panda 17 5 1 England
23 Nov 2004 8:08AM
Love the rich green and copper/gold colours. Super composition.
Toppix 17 56 1 England
23 Nov 2004 8:18AM
There's always something special about autumn colours.... and this is exceptional. A really good piec of work. Well done
mattmatic 17 598
23 Nov 2004 9:06AM
Thanks all Smile

Next time I'll take my tripod! LOL!

There's some info on yesterday's photo (Here
vejins 17
23 Nov 2004 11:57AM
Ditto the above

Different sort of shot

bassan Plus
18 15
23 Nov 2004 12:20PM
good work
Kris_Dutson 19 8.2k 1 England
23 Nov 2004 12:59PM
Works for me.
old timer 17 55 1 Scotland
23 Nov 2004 1:51PM
Lovely shot, Matt.

I was away for the weekend and am just catching up.
23 Nov 2004 3:34PM
Lovely image - pity about the border - the green hue on the trees just makes it for me -C
23 Nov 2004 11:31PM
Super shot !

Ian B
mattmatic 17 598
24 Nov 2004 1:34AM
Thank you all!
Good to have you back Jim! Hope you are having fun with the 20D!!
sze4j 17 56 Singapore
25 Nov 2004 2:39AM
a little unsure about the borders, but the image just drew me in! lovely comp, Matt! =)
mattmatic 17 598
25 Nov 2004 12:33PM
Thank you Sze Smile
Glad the borders didn't put you off completely!!

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