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pennyspike 13 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
21 Apr 2008 2:18PM
I like your viewpoint here and the reflected colours from the sky.
Penny

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Buffalo_Tom Plus
10 2.3k 9 Wales
21 Apr 2008 2:26PM
Lovely light and colour Tony.
Excellent shot.
Tom.
Great photo
Gary_Macleod 12 160 Scotland
21 Apr 2008 2:44PM
beautiful..love the silhouettes
21 Apr 2008 2:51PM
Nice capture Tony, well done.

Dougie.
Richsr 9 91 223 England
21 Apr 2008 3:45PM
like the lighting and the colours in this Tony - well captured.
Regards Richard.
Bluke 12 303 1 United Kingdom
21 Apr 2008 3:52PM
Good silhouette, clouds...
Barb
NEWMANP Plus
9 1.6k 574 United Kingdom
21 Apr 2008 3:56PM
loveley colours and exposure, i wonder if a tiny btm crop would be even better?
Phil
timsmith 11 3 England
21 Apr 2008 3:56PM
Wow, beautiful shot
Tim
uggyy 11 2.1k 9 Scotland
21 Apr 2008 5:08PM
Tony I got to be honest, its not sharp (either wind movement or not in focus) in the FG and just feels brutal on the HDR....if it was?

Can see a lot of digital noise near the barb wire, which Im not sure about too..


Tommy
21 Apr 2008 7:58PM
Beautiful shot. Great colors and composition.
21 Apr 2008 8:36PM

Quote:Tony I got to be honest, its not sharp (either wind movement or not in focus) in the FG and just feels brutal on the HDR....if it was?

Can see a lot of digital noise near the barb wire, which Im not sure about too..


Tommy



Right Tommy... since you've brought this up...

Your guess was right. Last night was very breezy which shows in the shot as a milky mist on the water due to the long exposure. It was like the sea side the way the ripples were nearly waves.

As virtually every element within the shot (Fence, Water Surface, Trees, and Sky) are capable of moving in the wind I have to accept a certain amount of softness in the image. That and using the "Hyperfocal Distance" of the lens is never going to look as sharp as a lens correctly focused upon an object.

As for the "brutal" HDR...! You of all folk should know that sometimes it's better going for effect than being true to the conditions at the time.

It was my "choice" to remove only some of the HDR Halo surrounding the fence (as in my mind it looked like the moonlight was playing a part in the shot) and also play with the Hues.

Yes, it's soft, has noise that Neat Image missed and is boosted for effect but I was frozen to the bone getting it so this and two others will be uploaded... warts and all.

Tony...
uggyy 11 2.1k 9 Scotland
21 Apr 2008 9:26PM
Effect I dont mind and its got impact but where did you focus? And yes I know about brutal lol but for me to say its brutal well.... Wink

The fence looks soft... Thats my main concern, if the wind was moving this as you said then understood.

As for the haloing, try putting the micro smoothing way up, with an image like this it will help smooth it down a lot. Also try duplicating the layer and burning down the hallow. It can work as well...

Laters, Tommy
Boagman65 10 2 1 Scotland
21 Apr 2008 10:19PM
Now Now boys !! Calm down It's better than the stuff I come away with when I go to Knapps. If it's not thick fog or grey clag then it's cows falling in and scaring the life out of you. So Tony if I had a sky like this at Knapps just once I would be well chuffed V2 does it for me by the way.

Andy.
uggyy 11 2.1k 9 Scotland
21 Apr 2008 10:24PM
bahh we not fighting, Tonys said worse to me when I needed it Wink

been some cracking sunsets but alas the night I could make anything of it I was stuck in :-(
Paul_cats 11 61 22 Scotland
21 Apr 2008 11:13PM
Seems I picked a controversial shot to catch up with your pf Tony. LOL To me it seems like a very good effort under the breezy conditions. Some of the comments maybe true but it is still a very pleasing image. Its all a learning curve. What is HDR anyway? LOL Just kidding. As long as you like it thats all that matters.
Paul
pennyspike 13 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
21 Apr 2008 11:24PM
I read this as a very interesting and useful discussion from which I learnt a thing or too. I for one would like to see much more of it on the site.
I often vote for a picture that has faults because the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. It's very refreshing to see people who are prepared to be honest and share it with the rest of us. Thank you both.
Penny
pink 13 3.9k 7 United Kingdom
22 Apr 2008 7:40AM
this works really well
pmaclll 10 5 Scotland
22 Apr 2008 10:12AM
like the water effect "sandgrouse" had a sikilar shot well I think it was him with a faster shutter, prefer this better

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