Mountain shot in peak district - C&C PLEASE!

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  1. ShaCow

    ShaCow TPF Noob!

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    Well, went for a walk with the dog.

    Does this work for you?

    (excuse me if it seems under exposed... I cant calibrate my laptop screen correctly :()

    please C&C!
     

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  2. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    The sky is going almost black at the top ... which is not what it would be like in nature, I think...
    Was this done in HDR-technique or with the use of a polariser?
    The ground is well exposed and the sky is so dark ... so something does feel a bit unbalanced to me.

    But what a wonderful area to walk the dog in! Do you have to have him hop on the car and go far before you can walk there?
     
  3. ShaCow

    ShaCow TPF Noob!

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    Ah I see what you mean about the top of the sky, this was done using hdr, although I didnt actually braket shoot it.. I just played with the raw...

    It takes about an hour and a half to get there from my house, I went in my camper for a few days a couple of weeks back and it was great. Im thinking of going back up there pretty soon :)

    thanks for the comment
     
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    Steph No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I won't comment on the HDR treatment as I usually don't like it and LaFoto already did. I usually really like the portrait orientation for landscape shots but here I don't think it works very well, probably because you placed the horizon right in the middle of the picture. I can't decide wether the subject of the photo is the sky or the landscape. I would try to include less sky and include something interesting in the foreground (such as a boulder or a plant...) at the bottom of the picture.

    Also next time you go there, try to take shots with a polariser and/or a ND grad filter on the sky to avoid the HDR treatment. Compare them with your HDR pictures and see which ones you prefer.
     
  5. ShaCow

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    I dont have a polariser, or a nd grad im afraid... and to get one in 77mm, is going to cost me something stupid like £70 each...

    I do however have a set of cokin p series ND filters... I just cant seem to afford the grad ones...
     
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    thanks for the c&c, it all helps :)
     

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