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Autumn trees

By peel3081
Burrs Country Park, Bury, Greater Manchester. Shot in jpeg, the day was somewhat overcast, added some saturation in CS3 and added a little unsharp mask.

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urdygurdy 13 136 3 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2008 11:44PM
nice area that, my home town........woo

Great autumnal colours.

12 Nov 2008 12:15AM
Lovely shot,great colours
RAYMO 14 2 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2008 12:26AM
Superb shot, lovely colours...

Xxticy 14 1 United States
12 Nov 2008 4:45AM
Outstanding color and great image that you've shared with us...

ade_mcfade 18 15.2k 216 England
12 Nov 2008 1:54PM
autumn is ace isn't it? All this colour to play with.

Main thing here is the metal wheel thing - should we be making more of this point of interest? You've tucked it away in the corner really - its a bit outside the usual "rule of thirds" position. So maybe I'd have been tempted to walk up a bit closer to it, and get it leading the eye in towards the trees. Use the curve so it takes you in from the bottom right of the shot and delivers the eye into the lovely trees?

With the shot as it is, the sky isn't really adding much, so I'd suggest you crop that out and fill the backgroud with the trees, also the wall to the right bottom corner isn't adding to the shot and you could easily clone that out by copying grass over it.

Cropping will also allow the wheel thing to have more dominance in the shot
peel3081 13 2 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2008 3:44PM
Thanks for all the comments, I've uploaded a mod cropped and cloned as per ade-mcfade. Advice taken on board.

Peter Phillips
ade_mcfade 18 15.2k 216 England
12 Nov 2008 4:16PM
yeah - that works better I think Smile
pamelajean Plus
16 1.7k 2253 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2008 4:25PM
Hello, Peter. I started a mod, but had to take the dog for a walk. On my return, I see that Ade has critiqued. Never mind, we are thinking alike. I like the mod you have done yourself. You say it was an overcast day, but there is still some obvious light there, especially on the top of the wheel and parts of the trees. However, the sky behind the trees is quite bland, which couldn't be helped on a day like that. I can see part of a wall in front of the foreground green area, and wonder if you could have got a good angle on that, by standing back a bit, and using it as a lead-in to the very interesting wheel structure. I think you have placed the wheel quite well, which caused me a problem when cropping, because your positioning is better than mine, lol. Anyway, I cropped all sides, concentrating attention upon the most colourful trees and the wheel, removing the bareness of the grassed area. I selected the sky areas and darkened them to bring some slight colour into them. I added a touch of contrast but didn't want to go too far because you had already saturated the colours. I used the dodge tool on the lower parts of the trees, just to lighten them and accentuate all the autumn colours that were available. As you had already sharpened the image, I just selected the wall and made a bit more of a feature of it by using "clarify" and selective sharpening. Hope you feel it's ok and that you might be able to do the same yourself.

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