A stone corner.

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  1. FITBMX

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    I took this a few weeks ago, would like to hear your thoughts. :)


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    #3 There isn't a "stone corner" it this one, but I thought I may as well post it! ;)
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    I like number 3 the best. But them I'm kind of a sucker for old windmills against the sky.

    I think one and two would be great situations for HDR (but only if it is well done and not cooked beyond any semblance of good taste). The brickwork is a great subject, but too underexposed here to draw the attention it deserves.

    Here's my idea - I selectively brightened the stone and ground and then played with the levels a little to give it a little more pop. Not perfect as it's a quick go, but you get the idea.

    [​IMG]4-28 003A by breckmiller, on Flickr
     
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    First of all, I know the rancher that owns that windmill, and he would tell you it's only two years old, quite new!!!:biglaugh:

    I also have bracketed shots of #1 & #2, but haven't had the time to learn how to do HDR. :( But would really like to do so with these, it was the reason I went there to take them in the first place. :)
    Thanks for the editing idea!
     
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    I prefer number 2, more for the crop/framing...Not sure the HDR is required... just my opinion of course.

    The windmill is nice too, although the OOf rocks in front distract a little. Not sure if a different viewpoint might have been possible?

    But both sites well seen. :)
     
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    I like #2 the best It has better lighting than #1 and I think the crop is stronger. I Like Deeky's edit of #1 also.
     
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    I tried a edit like Deeky's, but had a hard time keeping the tree leaves that are over the rocks from lighting up.
    Thanks for the feed back! :)

    If I do any HDR work with it, it will be just enough to brighten up the rocks.

    The reason those rocks are so OOF is because I shot that with a 135mm (plus a 1.4x crop sensor) at F2.8 I had just gotten the lens and was playing with it in low light. :allteeth:
     
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