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Morning glow

By probie
i took this photo at shuttington near tamworth, i sharpened it and have slightly saturated it a bit, also cropped the top, is there anything to enhance the photo more.

Tags: Landscape and travel

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Mike43 5 17 21 England
30 Jan 2013 10:44AM
For me not too much wrong, maybe addition exposure to lighten the bottom part, (Snow Area) chop the blue sky above the clouds. see uploaded Mod.

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probie 8 22 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2013 11:13AM
hi there mike43, i like the mod, i found it hard to just lighten the snow. thanks.

nicktg Plus
8 24 1 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2013 11:45AM
never knew it was so nice round these parts Grin. I agree with Mike re the snow needs lightening. I also like the Aussie shaped "puddle".

ps I'm nr Atherstone!
probie 8 22 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2013 2:28PM
hi there, i have lightened up the photo using shadows and highlights, as both of you say i think it does look improved with this, thank you mike43 and nicktg, i have been to the lakes at shuttington a couple of times over the past few weeks, in my fitter days when i was a child i went there frequently just exploring, long time ago now though,

paulbroad 9 116 1064 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2013 3:08PM
For me, the bright sun area of the sky spoils this. Mike's mod goes a long way to improving that, but it does have to go. Things are generally a bit dark and heavy and I would try and lighten the foreground a touch. The frozen puddle then acts as subject when the sun has gone.

Focus_Man 6 481 631 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2013 3:17PM
Mmm!! the bleached out sky doesn't really help here and the snow doesn't actually look like snow. Generally the dark predominance of the lower section overrides all, then the imbalance of the sun breaking through the clouds seems to just add to it. Somehow it just fails to gel as a whole.

probie 8 22 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2013 3:46PM
hi frank, are you commenting on the modified photo or the original?
Focus_Man 6 481 631 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2013 8:53PM

Quote:Hi frank, are you commenting on the modified photo or the original?

The original
probie 8 22 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2013 2:54PM
Frank - I was looking for constructive criticism of my photographs, not a downright attack on every aspect of the image. Perhaps you should be as critical of your own work!!!

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