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Looking for improvement This is the e-group critique board. If you post a picture here it will be assumed that you are looking for comprehensive technical feedback - both good and bad, but always respectful. Only post pictures here if you can deal with potentially negative constructive criticism. Anyone is qualified to comment and post feedback, and everyone is encouraged to do so. NB: "Looking for Improvement" is the place to post any pictures you would like advice on improving, no matter how bad you might think they are.

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Hartshead Pike

This is a local landmark near where I live and was one of my first locations after purchasing my E-300 many years ago.

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Re: Hartshead Pike

I have not been to location so I can be of limited assistance there but what do you think needs to be improved on this?

I think it needs straightened and the clutter on the bottom left should be cloned out. If its local go back in better light IMO.

Though this could make a good mono shot.
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Re: Hartshead Pike

Yeah I really need to learn some photoshop skills as I've never liked the light cages at the bottom.

Thanks for the feedback.
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Re: Hartshead Pike

I feel that this is a Portrait image, which should get rid of the left clutter - and should tall and proud. I would prefer more sky above in the composition.

Is this taken with your E-300 ? or ?

Your lucky to have this "local" I would also be there when a storm is brewing, to capture it with a dark and foreboding background sky, but that shaft of bright light glinting through the clouds, on it

It is a nice image and I look forward to seeing your improvements with it
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Re: Hartshead Pike

Also consider reshooting from a lower angle, using the wall to hide the clutter. Walk around it until you find the spot where this works best. It's an interesting location.
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Re: Hartshead Pike

Here is a B&W conversion with the building straightened and the clutter cloned out.
I hope you dont mind and I will delete it if you want.

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Also consider reshooting from a lower angle, using the wall to hide the clutter. Walk around it until you find the spot where this works best. It's an interesting location.
I agree with John explore different angles especially getting low.

Is it lit at night as that could be a good time to shoot it.
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Re: Hartshead Pike

Nice job, Alf.
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Nice job, Alf.
Thanks John if it was mine some the contrails would go too.
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Re: Hartshead Pike

Some good ideas (perhaps not the mono treatment though) but even if it is not lit at night you may be able to get something with a 20 second exposure and firing off a flash at full power as many times as you can. May take some experimenting.
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Re: Hartshead Pike

I do intend to return at night and play around with longer exposers. I took this picture on a winters morning (around 08:00ish) so the sun was pretty harsh when I tried from a different angle.

I don't mind people playing with the picture, thats why I posted it.

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Some good ideas (perhaps not the mono treatment though) but even if it is not lit at night you may be able to get something with a 20 second exposure and firing off a flash at full power as many times as you can. May take some experimenting.
I decent torch will do instead of a flash.

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I do intend to return at night and play around with longer exposers. I took this picture on a winters morning (around 08:00ish) so the sun was pretty harsh when I tried from a different angle.

I don't mind people playing with the picture, thats why I posted it.

Many thanks for the feedback.
The harsh light may have added something the B&W conversion. Keep at it.
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Re: Hartshead Pike

If you intend to go back, all the above suggestions will help, my contribution is to use shade. If you use the natural shadow, you will get a much more 3D effect, rather than flat. Just walk around the tower and you will see what I mean
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Re: Hartshead Pike

I can see Hartshead pike from my house
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