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30 Jan 2017 7:41PM
Beautiful image *****

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WoadV 11 12 8 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2017 1:57AM
This image ticks all the composition boxes, sure enough. But it also has soul, which would not be the case from simply box-ticking. It is, indeed, a beautiful landscape image.

On a technical note, I was surprised you needed 800 ISO - but then I saw the time on a January afternoon and I am amazed you didn't need 64,000 ISO. I do not know how you had such light at that time of day, in that time of year. However, your shutter-speed was quite fast (the f4 helped, I guess). So I am wondering if you hand-held very steadily? In short, my only suggestion would be to use a tripod, reduce the shutter speed and allow the ISO to be set at 100. That would not make the image look any better on my screen but it would help if you wished to make a high-quality print from it. Oh and white balance auto? Yup, maybe. In tricky lighting conditions, auto can be the best option, I guess - though I think, on your camera (I'm jealous) you can specify the WB in Kelvins - might be a good idea, generally... though for this picture I do not see how the tonality could be better. Superb work, thank you. (Oh and, though this copy is JPG, I do hope you have a RAW version.... you must have to have achieved this quality I suppose. Brill).
Steve-T 12 56 66 England
8 Jun 2017 9:57AM
Thanks WoadV for your considered comment. It is unusual (for me at least) to get such a detailed assessment but it is very welcome. On this ocassion I am fairly sure it was handheld. I do more of it these days in preference to lugging the tripod around. I also think that higher iso settings within reason have little impact on the end result (or more accurately the results I am looking to achieve). Some of the brightness in the image is generated in post processing which includes tweeks to the white balance (RAW data). Thanks again for your interest and kind words. Cheers.Steve

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