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Moody Morning At Buttermere.

By ziggystardust111  
A visit to The Lakes provided my wife and I with some great photographic moments.
Comments welcome...

Tags: Landscape photography Landscape and travel Buttermere Lake District Cumbria

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ian5986 16 31 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2018 11:08AM
Beautiful photo of a moody scene.

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thank you, Ian.... the mood was all there...Smile
28 Oct 2018 11:15AM
Always a pleasure to meet a lover of unusual and dramatic light.

Nature as so few observe it.

Agree, Doggie.
Could spend all day watching light on hills and mountains..
Robert51 10 7 90 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2018 11:32AM
Great shot that captures nature's beauty.

The mod I have tried to give the image more punch to the light and a little sharper.
silverwolf 18 7 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2018 11:53AM
Stunning moody image.
debu 9 India
28 Oct 2018 1:38PM
Excellent image.
banehawi Plus
15 2.1k 4036 Canada
28 Oct 2018 3:49PM
Hi Vince, welcome to the Critique Gallery. You recently joined, and this is your second upload.

Could you tell us if you shot this is RAW or JPG? And is this the result from the camera, before post processing, or after post processing?

If it is after post processing, and you still have a from the camera version, can you upload it here for comparison, - you simply click the Modification button, select Upload, then then select the original.


dudler Plus
16 950 1521 England
29 Oct 2018 8:03AM
And welcome to the Critique Gallery from me, too.

A couple of thoughts here.

Perfect place, great light. Maybe a secondary point of interest in the foreground would make it a wonderful competition-winner. I know that you can't conjure up a Swallows and Amazons sailing boat from nowhere: but it's worth being aware that it will help make the picture even better next time, and that it will be worth waiting for a possible conjunction of foreground and light.

I can see the signs of some processing - there's a slight light halo around the line of the hills that's a giveaway for some sharpening or tonal tweaking. It would be useful to know what precisely you did, though!

Finally, the logo is quite large and obtrusive. It doesn't give you much in the way of protection, and a huge copyright sign hovering over the Lake District wouldn't play well with the landscape lovers. It doesn't look great in a picture, either!

So - over to you...
Dudler, agree with your comments. In hind sight I would have got down lower so the stones filled more of the water area. This wasn't taken to enter competitions but for my own amusement and enjoyment.
It may end up on my wall at home.

Processing wise I added a preset in pp cc and played around in acr raw...

Thank you for your time to appraise it though.

dudler Plus
16 950 1521 England
1 Nov 2018 6:38PM
Either the preset or the 'playing around' may have given the outline, depending on what you played with, and what the preset was...

And yes, it would work on a wall, I think.
Halos are always a problem when processing images. Maybe I pissed it to far. Still I like it. Maybe a lesson learnt 😀
dudler Plus
16 950 1521 England
1 Nov 2018 9:23PM
I subscribe to the 'less is more' view of processing...
Indeed, dudler. Ment to pushed not pissed..😀
I still have the raw image I will have another go with it 😀
dudler Plus
16 950 1521 England
2 Nov 2018 7:25AM
I can spell. It's just the fracking keybored that can't.

Glad it got the last word right.

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