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    B&W - Moel Arthur

    Hi All,

    I am back in glorious North Wales this weekend and got up this morning for a little walk. I got a few shots but the light wasn't great, admittedly I slept in!

    But anyways, I am pleased with this one. It's actually a 4 shot vertical pano, using my 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 lens @ 70mm, processed in ACR and CS5.

    All C&C is greatly welcomed...

    B&W - Moel Arthur

    Nikon D90 | Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 @ 70mm | 1/125 | ISO 1000

    Thanks for looking

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    Re: B&W - Moel Arthur

    I like the image... despite the poor light you have obtained a good tonal range, maybe lacks a bit of punch in the highlights but you can't have everything. Panorama stitching has worked very well, did you use a tripod? if so I was wondering why the need to use such a high ISO.

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    Re: B&W - Moel Arthur

    Nice composition tommy, but needs more punch. Perhaps some better lighting as well..................

    B&W - Moel Arthur

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    Re: B&W - Moel Arthur

    Thanks guys for your comments and thanks for your edit Steve - I agree it needs more contrast.

    I feel I should re-visit the scene in better light. I am pleased with the compsition but perhaps I could get more out of it in better conditions and with my tripod so i can use a lower ISO!

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    Re: B&W - Moel Arthur

    Quote Originally Posted by RockNGoalStar View Post
    Thanks guys for your comments and thanks for your edit Steve - I agree it needs more contrast.

    I feel I should re-visit the scene in better light. I am pleased with the compsition but perhaps I could get more out of it in better conditions and with my tripod so i can use a lower ISO!

    What direction is the light coming from...................maybe an evening shoot will be better than the morning. Pay attention to the light and your shadow detail.

    A good black and white not only has tonal range in the scene itself, but tonal range in the light as well.

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    Re: B&W - Moel Arthur

    My comment was going to be the same as Steve's. So, given that he's already written it ........ I'll shut up!

    You've certainly got yourself a super location there, Tommy. Will be well worth re-visiting in alternative lighting circumstances, as opportunity allows.

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    Re: B&W - Moel Arthur

    Tommy,
    I agree with the comments made above, but I do like the overall composition. Steve's adjustment does restore some of the 'missing' punch, but it's a looks a great place to visit and photograph; so a re-visit in better light might well be worth it.
    Well done mate, I enjoyed looking at it.

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    Re: B&W - Moel Arthur

    I like the first version...
    the tones on the hill are a bit too contrasty in the second one. It seems to me a Sicily's hill, full of grass burned by sun and mediterranean "gariga" despite it is a "soft" Wales hill full of green grass and fall colours..
    but it's my humble opinion...

    cheers
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    Re: B&W - Moel Arthur

    I agree with all the comments above. As Nicola has said, the hill is a bit too contrasty in the edited version. That makes your eyes to go again and again to the hill, leaving the interesting features like the road, the leafless shrub on the right and the trees on the left. Is there a technique similar to the old grad filter which can be applied in Gimp? Something different from Layer and mask. Steve can perhaps enlighten?
    Or do you think this should be raised in the forum: Image Post-Processing & Printing?

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    Re: B&W - Moel Arthur

    Quote Originally Posted by RockNGoalStar View Post
    I am back in glorious North Wales this weekend...
    Tommy,

    just drop the 'north' will you? It's all glorious!

    Very nice shot. Good composition. But perhaps a bit more light/contrats to give it more oomph.

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    Re: B&W - Moel Arthur

    Thanks all for your comments. I hope the light is good tomorrow and, if so, I'll go back and re-shoot it...

    Watch this space!

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    Re: B&W - Moel Arthur

    Great pano shot. Love it as is.

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