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Old 17th November 2007
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Autumn Path - Savernake Forest

e500, 11-22

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Re: Autumn Path - Savernake Forest

Hey Nick, looks like that's a lovely location, great colours there. However, I think the image is a little overcooked re the sky - it's a white out. Here's a time when it may have been good to use the AEB on the E-500 and take 3 shots at -2, 0 and +2 - then use a package to merge the three together as an HDR shot. Easy with hindsight though.
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Re: Autumn Path - Savernake Forest

Well - the sky is bright, very bright if you actually walk in an old forest rather than a shallow wood, and a narrow track with a little trench of sky is a bit testing.

However, as the afternoon was far too wet for my old e-500, how about this, about as far undercooked as I am prepared to go. (I might even accept it's a better version).

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Re: Autumn Path - Savernake Forest

I agree with you, it is - for me - a much better version. That's the beauty of photography, aside from the obvious technicalities, it's all very much subjective hence interesting.

No offence meant as I was only offering friendly comment that's all. I shall refrain from so doing in future now that it's apparent you are not akin to that...

Keep up the good shots.
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Re: Autumn Path - Savernake Forest

oops - sorry if I gave the impression I didn't value advice.

Happy to have your comments - and indeed anyone elses, criticism is always valuable.

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Re: Autumn Path - Savernake Forest

Okies, now that this is all cleared up... thanks for the clarification Nick - much appreciated. I thought I had offended you, you thought I was offended, waaaaaay too many "I thought you thought" thoughts...

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Re: Autumn Path - Savernake Forest

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Hey Nick, looks like that's a lovely location, great colours there. However, I think the image is a little overcooked re the sky - it's a white out. Here's a time when it may have been good to use the AEB on the E-500 and take 3 shots at -2, 0 and +2 - then use a package to merge the three together as an HDR shot. Easy with hindsight though.
Sorry to go off topic but I didn't think the E500 could bracket more than 1EV.

Back to the pic, I like it, I agree tone mapping could make the pic look even more funky but thats only cos I like that effect
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Re: Autumn Path - Savernake Forest

Well, after the justified criticism of the blown highlights I did mix in a second (-0.6 ev image), which gave rise to the second version in the thread.

The rest of the processing involved a bit of compression of the colours, some heightened contrast, and the mixing back in of these layers using soft light (at various levels).

All post processing done in GIMP and Master.

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Re: Autumn Path - Savernake Forest

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Sorry to go off topic but I didn't think the E500 could bracket more than 1EV.

Back to the pic, I like it, I agree tone mapping could make the pic look even more funky but thats only cos I like that effect
You are right, E-500 (and all later E-Series apart from the E-3) AEB is max +/- 1EV, but you could do it manually of course.

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