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How Green is the Valley

By WelshKiwi  
Afternoon All Smile

Simple question......

Have I processed enough, or too much ???

All I did was move a few of the sliders in the RAW converter.

Have I over done it ?

Hope everyone is well.

Lee Smile

Tags: Landscape Wales General Valley Green Mid Landscape and travel

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WelshKiwi 10 3.2k 2 Wales
15 May 2008 12:46PM
Im already thinking Ive made it too yellow.....


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rowarrior 10 4.4k 9 Scotland
15 May 2008 1:08PM
It's looking a little too lime coloured I think, definitely a bit yellow too, though i can see you might have wanted more out of the trees. Hmm, no idea how to fix it I'm afraid!
WelshKiwi 10 3.2k 2 Wales
15 May 2008 1:10PM
Im not happy with this at all, but Im going to proimise not to pull it cos I would like comments and help so DO YOUR WORST FOLKES OK

I think I must have pulled the vibrant slider over to the right too much Smile

Lee Smile
Sep 10 1.3k England
15 May 2008 1:13PM
In photoshop,for my mod,i went
image,adjustments,auto colour.
That cleared up the yellow a bit.
Hope its ok.
WelshKiwi 10 3.2k 2 Wales
15 May 2008 1:18PM
Thanks Sep, Mod as usual is much appreciated, I find them very helpful and Im now looking at it and wondering, HOW and how much better is looks than mine.

Im going to practise on this one.

Thanks again Sep, even though you dont say much your mod and the instructions help me lots.

Lee Smile
xstevex 10 89 1 England
15 May 2008 1:40PM
lee ive also cropped a bit off the bottom

Briwooly 12 452 5 England
15 May 2008 2:29PM
Lee have uploaded a mod with a few tweaks in Photoshop let me know what you think I hope its helpful

joolsb 13 27.1k 38 Switzerland
15 May 2008 5:22PM
I put up a mod, Lee... It's the Velvia version. Smile
WelshKiwi 10 3.2k 2 Wales
15 May 2008 5:27PM
Me thinks I need to be doing more than just stuff in the RAW converter...

Thanks Guys.

Lee Smile
dven Plus
12 25 United Kingdom
15 May 2008 10:15PM
Have done a mod,

Bodiewil 10 46 Wales
16 May 2008 8:58AM

Quote:Me thinks I need to be doing more than just stuff in the RAW converter...

Your doing ok Kid, just remember it's what your eye I likes that matters. There's 5 mods up there so far and all of them different and nothing that I would say was superior. Your comp is good and the lines from the hedges add good content.

Wish me luck for a interview this afternoon...

culturedcanvas 12 4.7k 59 United Kingdom
16 May 2008 7:21PM
Got to disagre with Dave above .. briwoolys mod is certainly an improvement for a number of reasons. your original shot lacks contrast and as such looks flat .. not good in a landscape image. The tweaks appear to have been a levels or curves adjustment and/or dodge and burn ... either method will work to some extent and it is this that has lifted the shot.

Compositionally its lacking too ... whilst its a nice vista theres nothing really for the eye to rest upon and as such you end up wandering around the shot without resting anywhere. The thing that partially works is the use of the 3 trees ... 3 is usually a decent number in compositions and despite being weaker elsewhere they do try to give the eye something to concentrate upon ... but they are too much in the foreground and blend too much into the background to truly work.

Trying to compress perspective with longer focal lengths is a good way to create landscape shots but you have to make sure that you are create clearly defined structures or layers within the composition for them to truly work.

Colour wise your originally is slightly yellow and this would need sorting in the selective colour tool of Photoshop if you have it.

Hope that helps..

WelshKiwi 10 3.2k 2 Wales
16 May 2008 8:48PM
Thanks for the Crit Dan. I agree with most of the things you have said and I find your crit very helpful..

I do think there is an image in there some place though Smile Ive just gotta get it out, might go back one day. Smile

Lee Smile
newy17 12 273 United Kingdom
17 May 2008 12:27PM
Hi lee i like the composition and as has been said the image just needed a few tweaks lol, hope your keeping well and im coming up your way for a few days on the tuesday after the bankholiday will give you a bell chuck to see if your up for a couple shots of the castle speak soon and enyoy the weekend,
ps ive chucked up a mod,,
User_Removed 14 17.9k 8 Norway
26 May 2008 7:25PM
Love the way the viewer is led into the image by the track Lee. Great composition; I like the line of trees going across the top, right 'third'... (isn't art a wonderful thing!? SO subjective! Wink)

Quote:Have I processed enough, or too much ???

What this needs is more 'punch' (talking about the original here) - i.e. reduce the highlight levels so they start to clip - same for the shadows. Then bias toward the shadows end - ever so slightly - then a final tweak in curves, some VERY light 'display' sharpening and that'd do it in these lighting conditions. Love to see this same scene captured at sunrise/sunset or after a huge rain storm where the sunlight is reluctant to come out from behind the clouds... Wink
Mari 14 1.8k United Kingdom
31 May 2008 2:20PM
I've done a mod for you Lee. I think the compsition is ok, the line of trees on the right draw you into the pic, its just a case of fine tuning the contrast and hue I think.

Hope you got back ok

Mari x
WelshKiwi 10 3.2k 2 Wales
3 Jun 2008 12:21PM
WOW. 10 Mods.

Thanks Guys. A LOT. They mean so much to me and I appreciate your time and efforts in teaching me how to look at my image in so many different ways.

Take care everyone.

Lee Smile

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