Castlerigg Stone Circle

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  1. bigfatbadger

    bigfatbadger TPF Noob!

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    Hey everyone,

    I've just got back from a weeks holiday in the Lake District, in the UK. It has stunning scenery and is well worth a visit for any budding landscape photographer. I thought I'd share some photos of an acnient stone circle near Keswick, one of the main towns. I got up at 5:00AM to drive there and catch the sunrise. Then I came back and fell asleep again! Any constructive criticism would be much appreciated

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    You can see all of the Lake District gallery here: http://www.jonrouston.co.uk/Gallery/Lake%20District/index.html
     
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    Arch Damn You! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    These are nice :thumbup: ..... i would be tempted to add a touch more contrast to them, especially the last..... but well taken shots :thumbup:
     
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    Really nice esp the 2nd one. I've never seen the uk look like that!!
     
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    they seem a little dark, but it probably was a little dark. i always find these type of shots (sunrise/sunset) challenging. Especially when you are trying to capture detail in the foreground, but not have the sky overexposed... i think that's where split or grad. ND filters come into play...

    i love the second one, seems like such an interesting spot... nice series :thumbup:
     
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    Yeah, I thought about loosing the detail, I'm not really sure whether I've made a bit of a compromise, but it hasn't really worked. I might try creting two jpegs and then merging them! Wish me luck!
     
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    Number three is my fav...
    Maybe a little work in PS to lighten it up a bit?
     
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    How's this?
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    If I hadn't asked, would you have seen a halo around the rock?
     
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    I like 2nd shot, this reminds me of the movie Arthur! nice.
     
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    great colors, i really like the clouds in the last shot.
     
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    Even after retreating, you should try to give more consistance (contrast and saturation) to the green from grass, without touching the other colors (use a Saturation layer, with the green channel only)
     

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