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    Southern Flinders Ranges

    Here is one of my first serious attempts at post production,

    Southern Flinders Ranges

    How did I go?
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    Last edited by Dave Humphries; 4th February 2012 at 05:26 PM.

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    Re: Southern Flinders Ranges

    Quote Originally Posted by Poider View Post
    Here is one of my first serious attempts at post production,

    [IMG]Southern Flinders Ranges[/IMG]

    How did I go?
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    It's kinda hard to tell as I have no idea what you started with. If you could post the original, along with a short description of what you wanted to accomplish it would help the evaluation.

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    Re: Southern Flinders Ranges

    I just wonder, Peter, if this is a case of a little too much plain sky which is overpowering the real subject - the hills.

    Obviously you wouldn't want to crop the sides so would a change to a panorama type image, say 2 x 1 ratio work better?

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    Re: Southern Flinders Ranges

    Quote Originally Posted by Poider View Post
    Here is one of my first serious attempts at post production,

    Southern Flinders Ranges

    How did I go?
    Peter
    Hi Peter,

    Not bad, but the thing that struck me immediately (and confirmed by viewing the histogram) is that the black point is set too high. I'd lower that, but also consider setting the grey point at 1.2 to raise some detail in the shadows, it is quite a contrasty shot.

    The next thing I considered is the framing - there's quite a bit of plain blue sky across the top, I'd crop 15-20% off, so we just get the bit from top of clouds down. Then I am not sure about the shape just in the lower right corner.

    Cheers,

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    Re: Southern Flinders Ranges

    What a beautiful landscape. I have a question, though. Is the scene tilted or is it an optical illusion? If the scene was exactly as you have posted, then ....would one change the tilt to make it appear like it's not tilted? even though that would change reality? Just hoping some of the more experienced here might help, as I have some of my own with the optical illusion effect, not sure what others would do.

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    Re: Southern Flinders Ranges

    Without a firm horizontal or vertical line, Nat, this is often impossible to tell.

    In this case, the grass height appears to be level while there is some increase in ground level towards the base of the hills. When face with this dilemma I usually try a couple of alternatives then make a decision.

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