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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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Re: Landscape help please

what a stunning shot, especially tiht the dramatic processing
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Re: Landscape help please

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I think you are right Chevvy, and of course the viewer has no idea what it looked like!

I would always try to start with a decent image, it takes a lot of hard work if the original is rubbish
Even the Viewer who KNOWS the Image Subject - look at Picasso and his Blue Nude and all the models photographed by Bailey and Mario Testino and they spend much of each day LOOKING IN THEIR MIRRORS

I would like to SEE :EEK: a rubbish image from you Shirley ! I dont think I ever have - yet
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Re: Landscape help please

I think that the edit by Paul is an improvement and it is something I would do. The original is fine especially if that is what you are happy with.
IMO many people today want too much detail in the shadows on shots like this but deep and dark shadows improve shots like this I feel.
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Re: Landscape help please

Just to insert a feline amongst the avians...

I prefer the original

It has the subtlety of a watercolour where as the post processed one looks like it has been processed and IMO loses all the subtlety (more like an oil with dark varnish). The foreground in the original was dark enough not to distract but to balance

You see there is never just one opinion and as per other comments you produce a picture you like and that's what's important. 90%+ of landscape pictures modify what you would see in nature even if it is just framing or hiding something behind a tree etc.
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Re: Landscape help please

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Just to insert a feline amongst the avians...

I prefer the original

It has the subtlety of a watercolour where as the post processed one looks like it has been processed and IMO loses all the subtlety (more like an oil with dark varnish). The foreground in the original was dark enough not to distract but to balance

You see there is never just one opinion and as per other comments you produce a picture you like and that's what's important. 90%+ of landscape pictures modify what you would see in nature even if it is just framing or hiding something behind a tree etc.
Hi Andy,

Nice to see you posting again and it's certainly good to get an alternative viewpoint.
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I think that the edit by Paul is an improvement and it is something I would do. The original is fine especially if that is what you are happy with.
IMO many people today want too much detail in the shadows on shots like this but deep and dark shadows improve shots like this I feel.
I agree, let shadows be shadows.
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Even the Viewer who KNOWS the Image Subject - look at Picasso and his Blue Nude and all the models photographed by Bailey and Mario Testino and they spend much of each day LOOKING IN THEIR MIRRORS

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Re: Landscape help please

Well, Shirley now you have to share some in another FOTO FAIR thread though
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Well, Shirley now you have to share some in another FOTO FAIR thread though
What a great idea for a thread - "Shirley's Bloopers!"
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Re: Landscape help please

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What a great idea for a thread - "Shirley's Bloopers!"
Yeah! If she would post them - and TELL US what is wrong with them ?

But somehow I doubt it !
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Re: Landscape help please

It's a nice shot although if it was possible I would be lower to the ground for more depth. I also have to say that I am not a fan of HDR for landscapes. I'm not sure if this is HDR but it looks like very high contrast
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What a great idea for a thread - "Shirley's Bloopers!"
I have only just seen these responses. Look out for the thread ...not sure where to put it though
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It's a nice shot although if it was possible I would be lower to the ground for more depth. I also have to say that I am not a fan of HDR for landscapes. I'm not sure if this is HDR but it looks like very high contrast
My original certainly wasn't HDR, not sure about the reworked one.
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