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still reflections

By youmightlikethis
a feeling of peace and silence away from the city how could I improve this image

Tags: General Landscape and travel

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banehawi Plus
13 1.8k 3840 Canada
20 Mar 2014 7:06PM
Its a shot where +1/2 rather than -1/2 would be better Ian.

I understand the tendency to protect the sky, but, unless you are using exposure bracketing, it wll always be at the expense of the subjecy thats lower.

Remember the camera has already made a decision based on the brightness of the sky, and will reduce exposure, so whats needed then is to override what the camera has done, or take multiple exposures.

Ive uploaded a mod. The scene is pleasant, perhaps those grasses could be closed out.



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thanks for crit and mod
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2014 7:29PM
I would certainly brighten it a little ( nowhere near my computer so can't do a mod) and I would clone out the grass that 'touches' the duck. I love the reflections and think this image has loads of potential.
dark_lord Plus
13 2.1k 523 England
20 Mar 2014 8:02PM
This is one of those shots that looks good at the time. You have the peace and silence experience first hand to add to it. The flat light is against you in bringing that emotion out in the viewer.
Willie's mod is most likely more how you saw the scene. The sky is quite heavy and makes the image sombre. Returning when the sky has more texture would lighten the mood to be more in keeping with thepeace and quiet you felt.

There is a lot going on here, too. The right hand two thirds of this picture make for a strong image with those lovely reflections of the bare trees, so a crop here would fit the bill, or an adjustment of your composition when you visit again.

Mollycat Plus
4 11 2 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2014 8:23PM
Me I like all three.
paulbroad 10 123 1230 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2014 8:29AM
Three nice shots all marred by under exposure. I wonder why? You should not have been on a negative compensation here. Very easy to brighten them up and lift the effect greatly.

Mike43 6 18 21 England
21 Mar 2014 8:56AM
I think V3 is the better shot, have uploaded a mod where I have taken out the lower part of the photo to bring the wheel into the greater part of the photograph, and also lightened the overall photo. ?????

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