First nature shots

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  1. fatsheep

    fatsheep TPF Noob!

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    I took a short hike down to my local park today and took some long exposures of the creek during the rain. I thought this one turned out pretty good.


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    Here it is unedited.

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    Here it is edited in GIMP (greater contrast, lest brightness).

    Tell me what you think. :)
     
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    skiboarder72 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    very nice, yea it could use some more contrast though
     
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    I like the colors in the unedited one
     
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    I think you overdid it a tad. Good shot, though...
     
  5. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Well, I'm with sideburns on your GIMP-edition of the photo. The original made me think immediately: "Hey now, we are not alone in having only just grey, rainy, drab weather and nothing like the snowy winters some have". The edit changes that impression, though I KNOW (I only have to look out of the window to know) that the colours are so muted these days, they are almost gone.

    So I would think that a slight shift of the histogramme lever for the shadows (maybe from 0 to 10, no more) would help, but not much more.

    The scene as such is nice as it is, and if it weren't for the rocks in the creek, it might have been taken just round the corner from here, and the exposure was slow enough to soften the water nicely.
     
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    the increase in contrast made you lose the bright parts of the water.

    i would start with the unedited and try again, it is a nice picture.
     
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    Nah - You've done a great job. Dont start again, just a touch of dodge&burn
    Well done
     
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    You're talking about Levels right? The general verdict seems to be that I overdid it, which I can see. Here's a more mild edit (with Levels):

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    that water looks cold.
     
  10. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Since you give the ok to have your phtoos edited, I looked at the histogramme of this one and saw quite what I had expected: a lot of room on the shadow side for some more shadows, look (this is your unedited photo, i.e. the first of this thread):

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    And if this had been mine, I would have felt tempted to do this before showing (and not much more):

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    Do you see the (little) difference? I feel that after that there is no more need to neither do anything about the contrasts nor about the colour saturation. The colours ARE quite subdued at this time of the year.
     
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    Nice edit Lafoto. It makes the shot a bit clearer.
     
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    OMG Lafoto...WINDOWS....YIKES!!!!!!!!!



    (obvious Mac user) hehehe
     

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