I hate it because it's there, on the picture and there in the field
well, it's nice to be motivated with something different (I'm also motivated by getting a film camera from sparky's "giving away" thread )I am trying to learn LR much better and will probably take out the fencing when I eventually print these.
While in Iceland, I watched a LR magician work and I'm trying to recapitulate his techniques.
(he shoots in manual with iso bracketing in difficult light so I plan on trying that also. I wish I had had that suggestion before Iceland.
I went to Iceland specifically to spend a day with Ragnar Th Sigurdsson. ( Arctic Images) He is an Icelandic photographer who does a lot of nature/glacier/volcano work and, besides the photography, is one truly amazing photo editor.
I left that day completely bowled over. He works on a Hackintosh that is faster than any destop I have ever seen and he does things with Lightroom alone that are gob-smacking.
If you ever have a big lump of money and want to take a workshop in a foreign country, that's where I would choose to go.
IMO, the wire really hurts the scene; the post doesn't bother me overly, but the wire (like overhead wires) is a sharp grain of sand in my mental appreciation of this image.
I think LR is underrated, especially by those that learned first on PS.
This is perfect. I'd PS that out, personally. Might take a bit of time to get it perfect, but it would catapult this image to greatness.
Trust me if you go there you'll be glad there is a fence. These guys are not aggressive but they WILL eat your clothes if they get anywhere near you. It's kind of hilariously adorable and terrifying to watch at the same time.