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Ampthill Country Park

By MiqsPix
Ignoring the rule of thirds, a very conventional 50/50 split with this, but sometimes it works if you want to include reflections in water. A cold autumn morning when the sun was very low but thankfully no wind.

Tags: Landscape and travel Wildlife and nature

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Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
16 Nov 2012 4:10PM
Forget about rules - do what is needed to bring out the best in the whole Smile Great photo you have here !!

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JuBarney 6 26 3 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2012 5:35PM
Super shot with lovely colours
banehawi Plus
13 1.8k 3877 Canada
17 Nov 2012 1:55PM
Its a very nice tranquil scene. I like the reflections. Having the vertical 50/50 doesnt bother me, - would suggest though not having the house also central, - but its nice still.

A little underexposed when I download it and can also benefit with a touch more contrast. I noticed the -2/3, so you anticipated blown highlights, and look like you could have done well without any exposure comp. Always look at the histogram view in the LCD after a shot, - you can tell right away if the exposure comp is needed or not and take another shot.

Ive uploaded a mod to show what I mean, and also sharpened a little. The trees closer to the camera are no as sharp as object further away, so for f/22, make sure you are focusing 1/3 the distance into the shot, and not at the furthest point.


MiqsPix 7 41 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2012 2:19PM
Thanks for all your comments. It proved rather challenging with the sun very low in the sky. Yes a tad underexposed I agree but many of my landscape shots of mine are this way because I think you retain more colour depth, and you can always lighten in post processing. As far as the -2/3 is concerned I bracketed 3 shots 2/3 stop apart and I liked this most. The sharpening I agree needed a little more. It was only after posting I realised I had not checked the "sharpen for screen" option in Lightroom when exporting to JPEG. I also used the hyperfocal technique of which I am a fan and manually focussed at approx 10ft as I remember. Having said all that I do like your mod better than my original. Damn! Sad
banehawi Plus
13 1.8k 3877 Canada
18 Nov 2012 2:31AM
Thanks for responding. Contrast improves colour depth, underexposure dulls colour.


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