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Morning Sunrise

By Stephen27
to capture the start of the day the richness of colour and many textures. will follow up with other shots from this location as the season changes set camera to sunset mode making colours more saturated.

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mrswoolybill Plus
13 1.9k 2165 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2013 10:58AM
Welcome to the Critique Gallery, I think this is your first upload here.
There's a good idea in this. The path winding invitingly out of sight, the tunnel of trees. But - this needs rotation clockwise; there's camera movement (watch the settings that Program is giving you - you cannot hand-hold steadily at 1/4 second. This needed a higher ISO to allow a safe shutter speed.); and very acid-looking colours. Think back - did those splashes of light across the path really look bright yellow?
If you want to capture the moment, don't assume that the camera cannot lie - depending on the software that you have available, you need to work on the image until it says what you saw and felt when you took it. I'll see if I can produce a Modification but I'm not optimistic.
Meanwhile watch light carefully, and what it is doing. Photography is all about working with light, here you were rather struggling against it.
Moira

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Mike43 9 136 21 England
27 Aug 2013 10:58AM
For me the color/contrast is away over done, not sure why you would need a Sunset Setting when at 5.30 am on a sunny August morning the light should have been just right.

I know at times it does no harm to add a bit of color, but I always find it is best to use what natural light/color when you can get it.
Mike.
mrswoolybill Plus
13 1.9k 2165 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2013 12:03PM
I'm sorry, I haven't been able to correct this satisfactorily, the white balance is fairly catastrophic. I think it's a case of - read the manual, and use mode settings with caution and care!
paulbroad 12 131 1288 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2013 2:25PM
A long long way over done. You should stay clear of modes and make your own adjustments. A nice warm morning image with possibly a touch of added saturation is quite enough. Just too much orange.

Paul
banehawi Plus
15 2.2k 4093 Canada
27 Aug 2013 3:57PM
Looking at your portfolio, youre not a beginner. You have some decent shots there, and seem to know what your about.

I can only suggest that if this looks in any way acceptable on your monitor, - its in serious need of calibration.

It has a fluorescent glow; reds and yellows are completely off the scale, - the 0-255 scale; its not recoverable as Moira mentions. Ive tried mono, which can be used to hide a multitude of sins, but its not working well. Ive uploaded it anyway.

The shutter speed suggests the scene was dark, its so slow, but its obvious it was bright, with the sun shining across the path in the early morning sunrise, - so something is not right with the exposure either. I would expect to see maybe 1/100 range.


regards



Willie

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