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Vertical fence

By Relic01  
Same fence from the other end. Vertical crop was in camera. fb ISO 200 1/1200th sec 0 step and 4 mm focal Manual exposure. I deepened it +40, darkened a wee bit. Mod 1 is original Mod 2 is sepia flipped B&W, darkened and flipped

Tags: General Landscape and travel



dark_lord Plus
19 3.0k 836 England
25 Oct 2015 9:54AM
On first looking at this image I was not impressed. In fact it reminded me of the look of an untouched RAW file, very flat. The lighting is uninspiring too. Sorry, negative part over!

Then I saw your sepia version and what a revelation!
You've made the most of the character of that old wooden post and it's boldly positioned in the frame.

This is an image that doesn't work in colour, but bumping up the contrast has worked very well in mono - toned or not.
You've also cropped in somewhat, so that's something you could have done at the taking stage. The key is to think about it at the taking stage so you do as little cropping as you can later with less affect on image quality - not that it looks like an issue here, just be aware of it.

I like the tall narrow format, it emphasises the post, but it's a strong subject so other crops would be fine too.

I think with your sepia version you've pre-empted some of our suggestions. You're developing 'the eye' Smile
Relic01 11 8 Canada
25 Oct 2015 12:54PM
banehawi Plus
18 2.9k 4345 Canada
25 Oct 2015 2:23PM
The original is underexposed Mike. Check the shot on the LCD and then adjust settings and take it again to get it about right.


pamelajean Plus
17 1.8k 2281 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2015 7:29PM
No burn-out on the fence here, Mike, nice perspective, but underexposed, as Willie says.

I like your black and white version, but it isn't the same picture. The fence is certainly mirrored, but it is taken from a slightly different angle.
This is, however, a strong alternative version, especially when the grain in the wood is brought out like this.

Using your original, I have done a modification with brightening, contrast and colour adjustments.

dudler Plus
19 2.0k 1996 England
25 Oct 2015 9:39PM
I can live with this, with pretty minor adjustments.

With slide film, in sunny conditions, an effective technique was to use a polarising filter, and underexpose half a stop - rich colours, just like this. My mod is tweaked, but very little, in Levels.

Focus is on or around the major vertical on the left: just right. If f/11 or f/16 were available, I'd have given them a try, as well as the f/8 version.

Quite a grainy look to it - possibly because of processing to get back form considerably underexposed to where this is - again, sunshine f/16 rule - 1/ISO at f/11 to f/16 in bright sun. This was somewhat adrift from that exposure.
paulbroad 15 131 1294 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2015 8:15PM
What I think is being missed here is the comparison of this image with so many of your others. You need to look at this image, how you did it and what you have been doing up to now.

OK, there are potential faults, but the tonal range is decent, the exposure is so much better and it's sharp.

So you ,and your camera can do it!

Keep progressing from here.


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