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Misty days

By pdarby
This picture was taken on a very foggy day which gave it a very ethereal look and feel which I like. It is not a black and white image.

Please offer constructive critique

Tags: Flowers and plants Landscape and travel Wildlife and nature Night and low light

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SUE118 Plus
12 8 1 United Kingdom
18 Nov 2010 3:22PM
This is beautiful and a well taken shot. I like you love these shots, do have a look at my portfolio and let me know what you think. Kind regards And well done.
Blundez 13 3
18 Nov 2010 3:28PM
This has a very ethereal quality to it - I like the composition and the placement of the birds and trees.

It is a shame the refelcted tree has the top cut off but I dont think it detracts too much. The image is soft and this compositionally gives it a feel of a painting which I like, however some would prefer it sharper, I think using a tripod would have helped. But with the camera used this is a great result.
JOKEN 11 3 10 United Kingdom
18 Nov 2010 3:53PM
Who needs colour when shots like this can be achieved. An outstanding image.
Ken
achieverswales 10 8 101 Wales
18 Nov 2010 4:14PM
I would not want to do any thing to this, as far as I am concerned one of the best today!

Regards

Trev.
jayatu 10 India
18 Nov 2010 4:48PM
u r great
xwang 11 56 8
18 Nov 2010 5:05PM
I really like this one.Have you ever thought of B&W.I'm not very good at software,but I can see that it would look great
xiaoli
cookie13 10 1 1
18 Nov 2010 5:32PM
Beautiful capture! I love the atmosphere you've created with this shot. The softness works well too. The fact that the top of the tree in the reflection is missing is a slight distraction. For me, maybe I would have waitied a few seconds until the swans and their reflections were separate. Can you post your shutter speed, aperture and ISO settings? Did you use a tripod?
Eviscera 14 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
18 Nov 2010 7:05PM
nice atmos.

Everything is heavily weighted on the mid tones and a pulling in the histogram wont work.

Perhaps experiment with a more high key effect by deliberately forcing the midtones into the lightest areas to the point of near diffusion. Kinda keeps the ethereal feel but suggests a more minimalist (tonal) approach.
paulbroad 13 131 1290 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2010 8:35AM
This is rather simple, rather plain, and very nice indeed.

Simple is best!

Paul
pdarby 10 3 1 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2010 10:41AM
Thankyou all for the good comments and advice.
pdarby 10 3 1 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2010 1:34PM

Quote:Beautiful capture! I love the atmosphere you've created with this shot. The softness works well too. The fact that the top of the tree in the reflection is missing is a slight distraction. For me, maybe I would have waitied a few seconds until the swans and their reflections were separate. Can you post your shutter speed, aperture and ISO settings? Did you use a tripod?


Didn't use a tripod, just saw it and snapped it. I had to cut the bottom of the refelction off as there were a number of random weeds edging into the picture which were more of a distraction if left in.

According to the feedback on the picture the following is true;
Focal length 6.9
F-number 4.7
Exposure 5/1717

I only use a Sanyo Xacti for my pics so it is more about me seeing the picture than how I use the camera.
banehawi Plus
16 2.4k 4200 Canada
19 Nov 2010 1:53PM
Youve managed to capture a really beautiful moment, suggesting peace and tranquility, and almost projecting the feeling of actually being there.

Eviscera's idea produces a very nice effect, and Ive loaded a couple of suggestion you can experiment with if you wish, - one a back and white conversion.

In all Ive applied a Diffuse Glow distortion that gives an effect somewhat similar to the first mod, and in one Ive cropped to place the birds on a third.


Regards


Willie
DRicherby 12 269 726 United Kingdom
10 Dec 2010 9:54PM
Much more effective than your second Misty Days upload. Here, everything's balanced — the swans are in a good place and they make a nice triangle with the trees. The pale blobs (ducks?) at the base of the right-hand tree could be cloned out but, apart from that and wanting the whole reflection in the frame, there's not a lot to criticize.

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