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    Trees and water

    Three images from today the light was reasonable. These are direct link images, i've previewed them and they show up as full size, so hopefully they will shrink down in the post.

    I was hoping the tree would be in focus, so this one probably only works as a small image.
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    These two are 5x1EV HDR images.

    The roots in this one even after sharpening still looks quite crowded, I think this works best at full scale to show all the detail of the over turned trees.
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    I'm quite pleased with the colours in this one, the end result is very close to what was there.
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    C&C welcome.

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    No 3.

    Exqusitely composed and beautifully lit...just lovely.

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    Good stuff, David. Sharon really says it all.

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    Re: Trees and water

    Ty.

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    Re: Trees and water

    With the first one, David, I wonder about removing the branches in the top right corner. Possibly a mixture of crop and clone would delete them.

    Once again, I'm not quite sure but at the moment they seem a little disjointed from the tree.

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    Re: Trees and water

    Thank you all for the complements.

    Geoff, I think you are right, along those lines if I were cloning out then I might be tempted to take out the stubby vertical branch as well.

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    I like #3 the best, the colours are outstanding!
    May I ask, was it your intention to have the water at an angle, because the tree look perpendicular?

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    Great shot great colors.

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    Re: Trees and water

    Composition, color, etc is great but I think you've overcooked your blacks a bit, especially on the second image. I really want to see more detail in those roots.

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    I think #3 is a very fine setting and composition but it is underexposed. If you look at the histogram it shows a mean and median of just 77, which for a landscape with mixed exposure levels is pretty low. There is virtually nothing to the right of the centre-point. I did an edit to show the difference - original on the left. Also I would have used a smaller aperture than f/9. the tree is quite close compare to the background mountain, and presumably you wanted them all perfectly in focus?

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    Re: Trees and water

    Rob,

    F9 still a bit wide? it sounds quite narrow; but I've only really started lugging my not terribly sturdy tripod around with me, so wide open has been a necessity to stop everything from blurring. I will consider a narrower iris for future shots, I think I chose 9 as it is apparently a good spot for sharpness on the canon 24-105 IS lens.

    I'm not sure on the exposure, a lot of my images when I aim for a more even histogram look like the whites are blown, I don't know if this is my monitor and LCD set-up or just my eyes. though it may explain why when I had prints made recently there was some funky colours showing up that are not in the images (purples from areas that look white on screen). oh yes and they all look quite dark...

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