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Bandung

By pptbudi
Exploration of Bandung Continue, West to North mountain Range, Aperture Priority, RAW Converted with Capture NX-D

Tags: Landscape Field Landscape and travel

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banehawi Plus
15 2.1k 4018 Canada
5 Feb 2017 4:15PM
Loaded mod. All the comments have been made in previous uploads.

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paulbroad Plus
12 131 1285 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2017 5:52PM
The problm with such mages in general is that you know the place but the viewer, in our case at least, does not Thus, what is there to look at and hold interest?

There is a lot of grey cloudy sky and quite a bit of foreground green, but nt much in the middle. You must try and find a viewpoint which gives the basis of a structured composition. Here. I fear, there is none.

paul
mrswoolybill Plus
12 1.5k 2065 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2017 6:42PM
I do like the low viewpoint, and the use of the grass as foreground. But there's too much sky, and too much that I cannot see in detail. Big, sweeping landscapes depend on lines that fill the frame, that isn't happening here.The overall effect is bland and characterless. If you want to convey the character of the district, go in closer.

I've uploaded a mod, a much tighter crop but keeping your aspect ratio. It takes me into the scene better.

I also lightened a wee bit, and did some very gentle dodging on middleground highlights and burning on foreground shadows. See what you think.

A pano crop could work, I'll try it now. It would put more emphasis on the skyline.
Moira
dudler Plus
16 893 1504 England
5 Feb 2017 6:43PM
Two thoughts.

First, this is one of those shots that needs more of a subject. You need a person, a building or an animal - something - nearer to the camera, on one of the thirds.

Second, you said on a past picture that Lightroom crashed, you don't use the Nikon software because you stopped shooting RAW... You need to decide on one route, and sort out all the issues that stop it working for you. Adobe offer quite a lot of online help, so you might be able to get Lightroom sorted.

Alternatively, download Gimp2 (which is free, and powerful), and learn to use it for the basics, at least. Crop, Levels, colour balance. Part of getting better is getting advice: another important part is buckling down and workign at it.

Using the AF lenses has shown you that you can get sharp pictures. You need to push through the pain with processing as well. I promise, it's worth it.
mrswoolybill Plus
12 1.5k 2065 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2017 6:52PM
Pano now added. I should have mentioned before, you are including an awful lot of sky so a small plus exposure compensation would counter the camera's automatic tendency to underexpose on the land. It's the little button marked + / - near to the shutter button. It's worth experimenting with!
pamelajean Plus
13 1.2k 2084 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2017 8:27PM
I'm not sure that the low point of view has benefited this scene.

The grass covers the lower parts of the buildings, and I also think there might be a road running in front of them.

I like the recession of the background mountains, but feel that you could have included more of the farthest ones had you not taken such a low pov.

The sky has interest, but not enough to warrant such a lot of frame space being given up to it.

Pamela.
pptbudi 3 6 Indonesia
10 Feb 2017 7:14PM

Quote:Loaded mod. All the comments have been made in previous uploads.


Thank you very much my friend, apologize for late answer being busy for last day, understood, will upload some pics later, with better shot than this one I hope Smile
pptbudi 3 6 Indonesia
10 Feb 2017 7:19PM

Quote:The problm with such mages in general is that you know the place but the viewer, in our case at least, does not Thus, what is there to look at and hold interest?

There is a lot of grey cloudy sky and quite a bit of foreground green, but nt much in the middle. You must try and find a viewpoint which gives the basis of a structured composition. Here. I fear, there is none.

paul



Thank you very much, apologize for late answer being busy for last days, Thank you very much for the input and yes that's really reasonable, find the viewpoint and gives the basic of a structured for composition, thank you very much Paul
pptbudi 3 6 Indonesia
10 Feb 2017 7:32PM

Quote:I do like the low viewpoint, and the use of the grass as foreground. But there's too much sky, and too much that I cannot see in detail. Big, sweeping landscapes depend on lines that fill the frame, that isn't happening here.The overall effect is bland and characterless. If you want to convey the character of the district, go in closer.

I've uploaded a mod, a much tighter crop but keeping your aspect ratio. It takes me into the scene better.

I also lightened a wee bit, and did some very gentle dodging on middleground highlights and burning on foreground shadows. See what you think.

A pano crop could work, I'll try it now. It would put more emphasis on the skyline.
Moira


Thank you very much Moire, apologize for late reply, yes it's very lovely modification, and I think 35 - 55, will work on that, yes I've experimenting with that exposure compensation and it's give more dramatic results Smile, Thank you very much
pptbudi 3 6 Indonesia
10 Feb 2017 7:52PM

Quote:Two thoughts.

First, this is one of those shots that needs more of a subject. You need a person, a building or an animal - something - nearer to the camera, on one of the thirds.

Second, you said on a past picture that Lightroom crashed, you don't use the Nikon software because you stopped shooting RAW... You need to decide on one route, and sort out all the issues that stop it working for you. Adobe offer quite a lot of online help, so you might be able to get Lightroom sorted.

Alternatively, download Gimp2 (which is free, and powerful), and learn to use it for the basics, at least. Crop, Levels, colour balance. Part of getting better is getting advice: another important part is buckling down and workign at it.

Using the AF lenses has shown you that you can get sharp pictures. You need to push through the pain with processing as well. I promise, it's worth it.


Thank you very much my friend and apologize for late answer, being busy last few days, yes, lightroom, gimp2 being crashed, I try to shot over RAW again cause I've already buy several external HDD now so I can processed the RAW using capture NX-D, I have try contact adobe support team but the problems never solved, it seem I should have clean windows to start over again, but I can't do that cause some software related to my work, at Capture NX-D, I see a lot function as well as exposure, white balance, tone, contrast and other facilities, I begin to try it one by one not only for exporting for RAW to JPEG, will soon upload the Capture NX-D modification on RAW soon, after got good processing we'll see Grin, it quite heavy and run slow on my PC. Thank you very much Smile
pptbudi 3 6 Indonesia
10 Feb 2017 7:57PM

Quote:I'm not sure that the low point of view has benefited this scene.

The grass covers the lower parts of the buildings, and I also think there might be a road running in front of them.

I like the recession of the background mountains, but feel that you could have included more of the farthest ones had you not taken such a low pov.

The sky has interest, but not enough to warrant such a lot of frame space being given up to it.

Pamela.


Thank you very much Pamela, apologize for late answer, being busy for last days, I didn't see road (Street) ahead, some space to walk among the paddy field is exist, yes after see Moira modification I agree, I should shot balance between the sky and the ground, thank you very much
dudler Plus
16 893 1504 England
12 Feb 2017 9:27AM
It sounds as if there may be some serious computer issues to sort out... quite apart from anything photogrpahic!

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