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Autumn Symmetry

By Miles Herbert    
Not sure about this, maybe too central or too dark? Comments appreciated.

This was taken at Manningford Trout Fishery on the River Avon last tuesday...which was just about the only nice day we've had recently. Took my son fishing as his little half-term treat, and this was the sight as the sun rose behind us.

Cokin 81B, Cokin Circ Pol and Hitech 0.6 ND grad.

Tags: Landscape and travel

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29 Oct 2004 3:29PM
Beautiful. K.

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whipspeed 15 4.2k 22 United Kingdom
29 Oct 2004 3:29PM
Works well for me. Super reflection.
tf 16 156
29 Oct 2004 3:32PM
Beautiful image but I think you may have overdone the ND grad a little.
davidbailie 16 457 7 United Kingdom
29 Oct 2004 3:32PM
The clouds shapes create an effective motion blur or flare! - appealing - nice shot - not to dark at all

proberts 16 218 4 Wales
29 Oct 2004 3:32PM
Good shot Miles.lovely reflections and colour.*click*
ericfaragh 16 149 5 United Kingdom
29 Oct 2004 3:41PM
Lovely shot Miles. A touch of cw rotation might strengthen it perhaps? Well done, beautiful colours and reflection.
Arcticfox 15 22 Scotland
29 Oct 2004 3:42PM
Very intriguing photo.
Miles Herbert 17 1.9k 4 United Kingdom
29 Oct 2004 3:51PM
Lol, thanks for the comments, yes, sorry Eric, this a fairly rough and ready version just to get peoples reactions to it, it could probably do with a little correction excuses 'cept it's a lazy friday infront of the PC.
jessyel 16 8
29 Oct 2004 3:57PM
Just slighty, slighty underexposed (very minor, however), but what an amazing image! Amazing color and the reflections are divine. Click.
RodJames 16 21 United Kingdom
29 Oct 2004 4:07PM
Beautiful image. Lovely colours and the sky is wonderful - not to mention that reflection.

29 Oct 2004 4:10PM
Fabulous shot and reflection. Click

geoffash26 16 2.5k United Kingdom
29 Oct 2004 4:21PM
One word
rc 17 50
29 Oct 2004 4:22PM
Turn up ou monitor - exposure and contrast look perfect and great colours - composition works really well too
adamburton 16 627 11 United Kingdom
29 Oct 2004 4:24PM

Do you find foliage photos a bugger when sharpening? I want to sharpen up my pictures, but the leaves start to look all bitty and horrible when I do. Maybe Im not setting the sharpening properly. I just find that little leaves, once sharpened look terrible.

The other thing I was going to say is have you noticed how difficult it is to accurately expose in autumn conditions. My shots from holiday are a right mismatch of exposures. Some way under, some way over - I feel like a right beginner :-O

Anyway, as for your shot, its got nice warm colours and a nice reflection. I think the sky on the top left could do with a tad of brightening up. But thats all.

Miles Herbert 17 1.9k 4 United Kingdom
29 Oct 2004 4:34PM
Thanks Adam, thats another of the joys of shooting RAW digital, minor adjustments in exposure are so easy using layers in PS. For example I can expose 1 version for a lighter sky, another for the foliage, another for the foreground, and just blend them in together for a seamless correction.

You are so right about foliage... is a right bugger to get looking good.

Have just got a 17 inch TFT screen on the PC to replace my old 19 CRT, and the difference is amazing. The colour range and contrast on this one seem so much better, which means you really can see into all the nooks and crannies of the image. Takes a little getting used to, but I love the contrast range now.

Sorry to hear about you 70 - 300 woes, but hope you still had a good holiday out there and look forward to the photos!
matmonty 15 136 United Kingdom
29 Oct 2004 4:41PM
Fantastic shot, love the colours and reflection, click.
pfheyes 16 254 1 United Kingdom
29 Oct 2004 5:03PM
It works extremely well for me Miles. Exposure looks fine to me. The sky looks extremely polarised and whether you like it or not is down to personal taste. For me, it looks a touch unnatural. Fine shot nevertheless.

duncs 16 28
29 Oct 2004 5:13PM
Great photo. I like the way the dark areas at top and bottom focus you in to the subject but feel it maybe a little too much ?
Anyway love it
nigelsharman 17 30 England
29 Oct 2004 5:13PM
Thats excellent

rf 16 United Kingdom
29 Oct 2004 5:34PM
nice autumn colours,Super reflection.well done click
trudi 15
29 Oct 2004 6:00PM
Lovely reflection, very nice.
Yogendra 16 22 1 United Kingdom
29 Oct 2004 6:05PM
Beautiful shot with wonderful colour & reflection, Superb.

John_Duckett 16 386 2 Norfolk Island
29 Oct 2004 6:08PM
This is stunning Miles. I love the angle of the wispy clouds in the sky and reflection, really carry your eye. Superb

inkarts 16 61 2
29 Oct 2004 6:32PM
Like this very much Miles, good cool and detail. Regards John
gibbsy 16 403 Wales
29 Oct 2004 7:16PM
I like this one Miles. I think the exposure is just right, except maybe for that top left hand corner of the sky. Colours are terrific.
Paulean 15 United Kingdom
29 Oct 2004 7:24PM
lovely autumn colour,nice reflections,well done.
db10 15
29 Oct 2004 8:30PM
Looks good to me, nice image
old timer 16 55 1 Scotland
29 Oct 2004 10:15PM
Lovely colours, lighting and composition, Miles.
bassan Plus
17 13
29 Oct 2004 10:54PM
top shot
Miles Herbert 17 1.9k 4 United Kingdom
30 Oct 2004 6:05AM
Thankyou for all the comments, have redone this with a lighter sky, and yes, it works quite well.
Mari 16 1.8k United Kingdom
30 Oct 2004 1:05PM
It works well for me Miles. I love the cloud reflections and my eye doesn't mind it being too central. I love the light and colours too.

daffydill56 16 190 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2004 8:35PM
I love the symmetry in this Miles. Stunning reflections too.Click

brian13 16 218
31 Oct 2004 8:45PM
This works well for me.
My manual tells me that digi cameras won't accurately focus on soft images - leaves included.
Regards Brian.
smourt 16 80
2 Nov 2004 6:49AM
naturenut 17 1.8k England
4 Nov 2004 8:47AM
Stunning shot Miles.
Miles Herbert 17 1.9k 4 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2004 4:54AM
glazzaro 15 70 23 United States
15 Jan 2005 10:08PM
Great capture, and superb reflection. The shot has beautiful detail and sharpness! Click!!!


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