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    Little Blue River

    Since it was 60 degrees here in Nebraska and Mid January, I thought it would be a perfect day to go out and practice photo taking so I decided to explore the Little Blue River not far from where I live. Hopefully I have improved a little and if not I will keep trying. I found it a little hard to photograph a river there always seemed to be alot going on in the picture, I will have to say it was a very calming and relaxing experience. Please let me know what you think. Your input is always helpful.

    Little Blue River


    Little Blue River


    I found this cute little bridge on my adventure, wanted to get really nice shot of it but I do not think I succeeded, but I thought I would show it to you anyway.

    Little Blue River


    This last photo, I was just playing around with the saturation and highlight adjustments and came up with this, I thought It was interesting so I kept it.

    Little Blue River

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    Re: Little Blue River

    Kathy, I like the photo of the bridge - probably because I love bridges and I love reflections! I just wish you had been able to include each end of the bridge within the frame.

    Cheers.

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    Re: Little Blue River

    I generally stay as far from the hue and saturation sliders as I can get. I find they either over brighten/over intensify or they create mud.

    I think you might have begun to see the images as some of us one here might be inclined to envision, as a black and white image (last in your series). I have taken a few liberties with your second version in the B&W arena. Just a thought.

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    I have to agree with Chris on this comments, and the B&W really works well this this picture, The one with the birdge again maybe to see what if, in B&W, or maybe if you can darken just the bridge to help it stand out. Looking nice Kathy.

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    Re: Little Blue River

    Thankyou for your thoughts and suggestions, I will see what I can do with the bridge photo.

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    Philip,
    I recropped the Bridge to include as much of the ends as possible, see if you think it made a difference. Allan, I also tried to darken the bridge a little and I also included a B&W version of it also.

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    I did not notice the bridge floating out of the right hand side of the image before, with the new crop it is now anchored, I like it. Kathy how do you like the bridge darker in the coloured shot? The colour is bright, that said I lean more towards the B&W shot to me it has a mood.

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    Allan, not sure which I really like better, I am not sure I really made the bridge darker or not, when I look at it now I really can't see that I made any difference with the color of the bridge compared to the first one, but I do like the crop better. The colors were so vibrant when the photo was shot, that is what I liked about the mood when I was shooting, but I do not dilsike the B&W, If I was not the photographer I might look at the B&W and say that I like it better -- does that make any sense?? Again thanks for your input!

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    Re: Little Blue River

    I like the b&w-bridge, because it has more depth and character.Perhaps it is better to clone out that white object - I can't figure out what it is - at the top left of the bridge.

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    Re: Little Blue River

    Quote Originally Posted by Kathy O View Post
    The colors were so vibrant when the photo was shot, that is what I liked about the mood when I was shooting, but I do not dilsike the B&W...
    Kathy, I like the new crop and agree with you about the colours. The B&W is OK but it completely changes the mood of your shot, and I much prefer yours - it gives the warm, vibrant, positive, glad to be alive feeling, of such a pleasant winter's day.

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    Re: Little Blue River

    Kathy- nice shots. I grew up in Nebraska and know the Big and Little Blue well.

    Happy shooting!

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    Re: Little Blue River

    Thank you everyone for all of your input, I learn so much from all of your comments they are very much appreciated!

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    Re: Little Blue River

    Thankyou everyone for taking the time to look at my photo's and for the helpful suggestions.

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