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Hafod View November 2013

By SueEley
A totally wonderful place on a totally wonderful day. Difficult to do the mist justice. This was a jpeg I then had to combine with another version of the jpeg - was actually less hassle to process the raw files, which I did for a couple of the mods. How do you do mist perfectly, though? Trying out a 50mm prime as the 24-70whilst a spectacular lens, is also a serious weight and hard to hand hold (yes, I know I should use a tripod, but the 7.5 miles and 697m of ascent discouraged me a bit!). This one was with a tripod, though, as where the other two with the cottage/mist. The waterfall is using a bridge railing as support. If you can get to the Hafod Estate, and you haven't been, go there. Some of the walks are closed till next summer, but there is still masses to do. Anyhow, any ideas about improving the mist? One of the mods is a light hdr and I think that works quite well, but may be a bit harsh for some. Thanks for listening to the ramblings.... Sue

Tags: Autumn Mist Landscape and travel Just gorgeous

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banehawi Plus
13 1.8k 3881 Canada
11 Nov 2013 2:57PM
Hi Sue.

I uploaded a mod of V1, - take a look, large, and see if this is better?

I looked a a couple of aspects of the shot. One was colour balance, and thats because the mist is quite blue, where I would have thought more grey with look better. I adjusted the colour balance, and slo desaturated the mist.

Then contrast was quite low further up the shot as it becomes brighter, so had a play with that, all the while trying not to tone down the mist effect. Finally a little sharpening.

Let me know if you thinks is moving in the right direction.

I think shooting mist is very dependent on the available light. For example, it easier to get a good mist shot in low light rather than bright light. This would suggest underexposing, or bracketing a few shots if the light is bright. Light illuminates and shines through mist, so less is more if you get what I mean.

The 50mm prime is a first class lens too.



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SueEley 12 279 96 Wales
11 Nov 2013 3:11PM
Thanks, Willie - not only does the mist look better, but the trees look more the way they were. I knew the mist was too blue, but whatever I did didn't really improve anything. Desaturating the mist means that I can have the colour in the trees and sky, and the mist looks more realistic!
paulbroad 10 123 1245 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2013 5:13PM
Best not to put 4 very different images in together. Better 4 separate submissions, I think. Some really nice landscapes here though. OK, some slight mods might help.

V4 is the weak one. The milky water thing, but nothing really in the frame to lift it from so many others.

barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2013 5:47PM
V2 gets my thumbs up today ...
just love that comp.
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2013 6:11PM
A beautiful set of very well observed, composed and captured photographs. I particularly like the wonderful light and rising mist that you have captured in image number two.

Regards Nathan
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2013 6:11PM
Lovely set Sue.
SueEley 12 279 96 Wales
11 Nov 2013 6:13PM
Thanks, everyone.
DP_Imagery 13 24 6 Wales
13 Nov 2013 8:58AM
I'm going against the run of things here and have to say I prefer the original 'blue tinged' mist - the light is reflected from the blue sky so if it's desaturated it looks a little too muddy for my own taste - vivre la difference! I love it.

17 Dec 2013 7:57AM
lovely place
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
18 Jan 2014 7:39PM
You are featured E2 image at the moment,and I love this imageSmile

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