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Pen Yr Ole Wen

By pfheyes  
Apologies to Peter (Jaktis) for deleting the previous version.

I seem to have lost confidence in my processed RAW images concerning the contrast and tone (I think I am being heavy handed with Curves, and making the images too contrasty). I appreciate any feedback and thoughts you have on the above image.

This is taken on the same hike as yesterday's image, looking towards the summit of Pen Yr Ole Wen.

Thanks for looking.


Tags: Landscape and travel

Voters: G_Hughes, Bearspirit29, Moj_o and 22 more

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G_Hughes 14 19
6 Jan 2010 5:07PM
Looks great to me. Good composition and colours.
rontear Plus
19 23 9 England
6 Jan 2010 5:30PM
A cracker Pete, captured the raw landscape. Ron.
6 Jan 2010 6:01PM
Great image indeed Pete - well taken

DaveMead 12 23 14 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2010 6:04PM
Very nice image Pete. Processing looks fine but the dark area top left doesn't balance with the (almost?) blown out area top right. Just nitpicking really because it is a beautiful shot. Smile
andy_AHG 13 106 6 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2010 6:21PM
Great setting and the light on the foreground rock just lifts the image to another level. Superb image.

BillyGoatGruff 15 191 199 England
6 Jan 2010 6:32PM
Looks pretty good to me, Pete!

jaktis 18 84 Sweden
7 Jan 2010 6:55AM
Looks great to me, this is a very difficult type of picture with sun on snow and very dark areas. I think you have done it justice

pfheyes 18 254 1 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2010 5:28PM
Thanks guys.

Nigel_95 Plus
16 262 2 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2010 10:47PM
Overall, the processing looks natural to me (NOT too contrasty). One thing that doesn't look quite right is the white line along the ridge on the right.

CathyI 17 344 3 United Kingdom
11 Jan 2010 11:45AM
I think it really is only a confidence problem - the processing of this recent series of shots certainly works for me! Yes, the light is contrasty to a certain extent, but that's the dramatic nature of the light rather than the actual processing of it in my opinion. I very much like the dark-light-dark-light "stripes" in this. I might have been tempted to exclude the very bright section on the far right though as I feel it jars slightly...

And I know exactly where you're coming from on the time issue - I have the same problem... When is someone going to invent the 40-hour day?! Wink

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