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28th December 2011, 06:27 PM
28th December 2011, 07:35 PM
I find the overall composition to be fine, Ryo, except for that little bit of foliage, or whatever it is, in the bottom right corner. I would clone it out.
However, I do find these shots to be a little lacking in 'pop' even for a dull day scene. I would try just a little more contrast and/or saturation. But be careful, it will be easy to accidentally over expose the highlights in the sky; and excessive saturation could appear over processed.
28th December 2011, 08:08 PM
28th December 2011, 08:13 PM
I suspect you may still be able to add a little darkening to the clouds, particularly if you use a mask to feather the effect.
And a full B&W may be worth a try.
29th December 2011, 01:10 AM
Agreed. A full B&W is in order! The muted desaturation is missing something and the color shots lack some punch.
29th December 2011, 06:43 AM
In this regard, commentary will always be problematic, as different viewers see and feel things differently. The photos suggest to me a bright, breezy, lively sort of day, so in my view the scene would probably be more like this example edit -
Originally Posted by Ryogenetic
29th December 2011, 06:56 AM
I think Philip's got that absolutely right, because I like the originals. I can see the thinking in the second shot (the field, the trees and the sky), but I'm now sure it has enough of a clear focal point around which the rest of the image can hang. But I do think the mood and atmosphere created in the original version is good.
Originally Posted by MrB
Last edited by Donald; 29th December 2011 at 01:13 PM.
29th December 2011, 11:54 AM
Thanks for the comments, it would seem there are many valid views on how to edit these. Took some time and did a BW here is the results:
29th December 2011, 06:08 PM