Some waterscapes

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  1. villej

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    Hello, I would be intrested to hear what you think about these pictures, and how you think I could probably improve them.
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  2. flyingseale

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    It looks like you have a lovely location here, but there is not enough detail in the dark part of the pictures. Do you have any shots where you were mainly facing the clearer sky? I think these might look better. Alternatively, you could crop out some of the dark areas. For example, crop about 1/3 off the right of picture #2 so the dark area only fills about 1/3 of the frame.
     
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    I would agree with flyingseale. These are a little dark. However, being in the storm and cloud photography myself, I know how hard it is to expose clouds and the ground so that everything is a least visible. It seems that if you expose for the clouds/sky (which looks like you did) the ground is extra dark, but if you expose for the ground the sky it too bright (blown out). In this series, I would probably experiment with different crops to make the dark areas work for you. Then lighten up the shadows a bit to get a little bit more detail in them. These are some good shots but could use a little work.
     
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    I agree about maybe bringin gout a little more detail in the dark areas.But other than that I really like these shots. I love the dark and gloomy atmosphere.:thumbup:
     
  5. villej

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    Thanks for very constructive comments. I agree too myself that the dark areas are a bit too dark. I'll see if I can do something to make the dark areas better. :)
     
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    Try using the dodge tool in photoshop to bring out the detail in the shadows. Might help

    Great series of pics.
    Dee
     
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    I like #4. I like the half and half of the sky alot.
    Very nice location also. I like the fog.
     
  8. villej

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    Thank you. :)

    I edited the second picture a little:
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  9. flyingseale

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    I think you've done a good job. More detail in the shadows makes them less distracting, but the whole effect is still moody.
     
  10. GrfxGuru

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    The drama playing out in the atmosphere of the images is wonderful. Somehow I see them as calm yet feel a drama about to unfold due to lighting and color.

    Regards,
    Peter Witham
     
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    Very dramatic clouds I love them ! I would like to see a B&W conversion on 1&3 the snow should pop quite nicely and with some red saturation the clouds could be even more dramatic.

    I appoligize for editing your image i just get a little excited with dramatic cloud images please tell me i can delete it.
    I did a quick lightroom b&W conversion and increased the contrast a bit , with some work in cs2 this could be much better.
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  12. villej

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    Thanks. And no problem editing my images, I won't get angry for that. :)

    I did a little BW edit of the same image, with a hint of a red tone added as you suggested:
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