CC: On the rocks

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  1. Frozen

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    Took this picture over the summer on the "Mist Trail" in Yosemite. After looking at this again, it looks a little dark.

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    A little underexposed and I would like to see more of the scene. Good job on the water though!
     
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    Wow, that was fast he is a little wider crop of the same shot.
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    oh wow how pretty. it doesnt even look real.
     
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    You're about a stop under exposed.
     
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    Cool shot. Crop is a little tight for me, I'd like to see a bit more of the surroundings. A bit dark as well, easily fixed with levels/curves.

    Great water though. What was the shutter speed on this shot?
     
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    Thanks, yeah I felt it was a little dark but I was having a little trouble keeping detail in the water while still lightening up the shot. This is one of my first shots shooting RAW, so I am still messing around with it.

    ISO: 100
    Exposure: 1/3 sec
    Aperture: f/29.0
    Focal Length: 100mm

    I am also picking up a .6ND filter so I can get longer shots like this when I am shooting in the sun and not the shade.
     
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    The water looks great. I would have liked to see just a little more at the top of the shot to get a perspective on the whole scene.
     
  9. Frozen

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    Well since I seem to be adding a little at a time here is the full uncropped version.

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    Here is your photo and the one I edited side by side. I did a couple of things. It would look a lot better if adjustments were made before you edited it. This is what I did:

    Add color balance mask
    add saturation mask
    add levels adjustment mask
    --(not much to work with here. I think you may have done this already but it needed a little more brightening)
    add a little sharpening
    add a touch of vignette

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    If I totally messed it up, please let me know.

    Just my 2bit, newbie suggestions
     

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