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The Corn Mill

By salopian
I had some difficulty with the high contrast parts of this image, but it seems to show most of the shades overall - or perhaps not! What do you think?

Tags: Contrast Mill Landscape and travel

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nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
17 Sep 2012 1:09PM

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Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2012 1:12PM
Hi, I wasn,t sure from your descriptive what you wanted so I have uploaded two mods. The first is not much different to yours as the histogram shows a lovely exposure, so I have just made slight adjustments and removed the green border that I feel distracts you from the colours in the image.
In the second mod I have given a bit more contrast and shadows, as I think it looks good this way too. It is just a matter of preference. Your mage is lovely comp and light in the first place. Hope you like the mods.
DanielaS 5 4 Romania
17 Sep 2012 3:28PM

On my computer the images seems too bright. I thing the second modification with a higher contrast and shadow is better. Also I feel like the image is too crowded, the tree, the river, the house and more trees. I think that the first tree distracts the eye from the rest of the image, even if it is a really colorful and beautiful tree. More, I can see a spot just near the house. I don't know if it is a reflection or some dust on the lenses, but it is there and it is obvious.

Anyway I really like this place and overall it is a good shot. Great job!

Jestertheclown 9 7.7k 252 England
17 Sep 2012 9:40PM
Not sure about this!

I don't think that it's lacking in overall contrast. Using curves and searching for dark and light colours does increase it a touch, probably about as much as in Fefe's mod. but it's a tiny difference.
I rather think that the feeling that something's wrong might be brought on by the layers of trees receding, quite rightly, into the background.
By scrolling down and using the edge of your screen to apparently crop the top, the remainder, the building and stream, seemingly becomes a good deal more striking.

Hope this helps.

Focus_Man 8 481 631 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2012 9:53AM
I see you have set your white balance manually, how did you do that? I have no reral problem with the composition but the overall finish lacks punch and differenntiation between the various colours - is that due to the white balance setting?

EXIF shows an exposure compensation value of - 4/3, I can't really see why that is necessary and in order to get good DoF coverage and also to get the best out of your lens, stopping down at least one stop will help. Here you show 1/2 stop, almost full aperture - not the best place to be.
Given your need for the shutter speed used to match the requirement for holding steady at your chosen FL, I would suggest raising the ISO to 400 and then using f8.

Hope this helps.

paulbroad 10 123 1249 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2012 10:36AM
A nice scene but does look a touch over exposed. I think, to protect the shadows, i would work on the brighter parts of this image with the burning in tool set to about 10% and adding darker shades with care in stages.

NEWMANP 10 1.6k 574 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2012 4:25PM
i think we did a critique on this picture some time ago.

salopian Plus
6 3 27 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2012 5:06PM
Oh dear Phil, you are right - I had forgotten that I had posted it previously - sorry about that!
However thanks to all for your time and new advice - Diane's mod, in particular, is excellent.


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