Calm Water

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  1. gman172

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    taken at dovestones reservoir in oldham, uk

    early morning and very still and reflective waters - it was cold and my hands felt like when you was a kid playin snowballs til you had to run home crying cos of the pain and felt like they were gonna sweel til they popped! - note to self.. must get some gloves.

    first 2 light hdr processing
    2 & 3 levels and hue edited in cs3
    pic 4 edited in cs3 and a colour filter added

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    c & c pleeease

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    All these pictures look over-processed for my taste but more specifically, here are a few points, which bother me.

    In the first two, the burnt areas in the sky are disturbing. They are the first things that caught my eye.

    In the third one the hues of the sky and its reflection in the water don't match (the sky is mainly grey and its reflection blueish). Moreover the composition is not very interesting with the line between water and land just in the middle of the frame and nothing to look at in the botoom half.

    For the fourth one, same problem with the composition and again the water is too blue compared to the sky.

    For the last one, it is probably down to personal taste but I hate purple skies...
     
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    fair comments - it was very early in the morning (bout 6.30) and the light was barely there

    someone i was there with his pics didnt even come out usable so i struggled with the colours

    but you are correct in the fact i think i agree they seem overprocessed - i was just trying to draw something out of the pics.
    what can i do with the burnt out areas of sky? - i always struggle with what to do

    thanks for the comments tho
     
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    I like them... they are a bit "extreme"... but I like it! but then again, I like bold colors and sharp contrast... the type of pictures that will almost punch you in the face!!! hahaha...
     
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    There is nothing you can do at the post-processing stage. If an area is burnt out, there is no data to recover. When taking the picture you could take 2 pictures, one correctly exposed for the foreground and one correctly exposed for the sky and then blend them during post-processing. You can also do it in camera (the old way) buy using a neutral density graduated filter over the sky.
     
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    I love all your shots they are awesome.
     
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    oooh a fan!!

    thanks - i do try (and get into a lot of trouble at home - when im there!!)
     
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    The second shot is stunning, I love it.
     
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    #2 is great
     
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    The second one is very nice, I like the depth. Part of the sky seems overexposed.

    The last is cool too, but the color seems strange. <- Maybe that's how it looks though.
     
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    I like them all too. They are extreme, dramatic and don't look real -- but I don't think they are supposed to :)

    Nice job.
     
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    I don't care what everybody else says... I LOVE THEM! ALL... I would hang these on my wall for sure.
     

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