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    Autumn in Bigorre

    Pyrenees Mountains & the autumn maize crop, early evening D700, 24-120 F4 @ F8 Comments welcome

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    Re: Autumn in Bigorre

    Jeff, I quite like this. The only nit is a bit of haze covering the nice light on the valley. I think if you up the contrast just a bit you might reveal some more of that beautiful light.

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    Jeff

    From what we're seeing of the images you're posting up, you are clearly a master at managing light.

    I hope that in the spirit of sharing and learning that CiC is about, you will come in with comments when others ask for them. You clearly have much to offer those seeking to learn.

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    Re: Autumn in Bigorre

    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    Jeff

    From what we're seeing of the images you're posting up, you are clearly a master at managing light.

    I hope that in the spirit of sharing and learning that CiC is about, you will come in with comments when others ask for them. You clearly have much to offer those seeking to learn.
    Happy to contribute whatever I can, many thanks for the kind words.

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    Re: Autumn in Bigorre

    Agree with Donald on your capture of light. It's something I aspire to.

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    Re: Autumn in Bigorre

    Quote Originally Posted by jeeperman View Post
    Jeff, I quite like this. The only nit is a bit of haze covering the nice light on the valley. I think if you up the contrast just a bit you might reveal some more of that beautiful light.
    Here, I tweaked it a little, see if you think its an improvement ...

    Autumn in Bigorre

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    As an aside, Amelie put up a deer, just after this shot, which was a roller coaster ride for me, since she was attached to my belt at the time !

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    Re: Autumn in Bigorre

    Quote Originally Posted by escaladieu View Post
    Here, I tweaked it a little, see if you think its an improvement ...
    I much prefer the original. Much more mood and atmosphere. The re-work, with respect, becomes a bit of a 'travel brochure' type of image. Nothing wrong with that and probably more commercial. But as a fine art image - the original for me.

    Quote Originally Posted by escaladieu View Post
    As an aside, Amelie put up a deer, just after this shot, which was a roller coaster ride for me, since she was attached to my belt at the time !
    Good exercise! A quick gallop down that hillside.
    Last edited by Donald; 23rd February 2012 at 03:15 PM.

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    Re: Autumn in Bigorre

    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    I much prefer the original. Much more mood and atmosphere. The re-work, with respect, becomes a bit oif a 'travel brochure' type of image. Nothing wrong with that and probably more commercial. But as a fine art image - the original for me.
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    Yes, its so subjective ! I'm not sure which I like best.

    BTW I love your "frosty morning" with the sheep - its my kind of photograph.

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    Re: Autumn in Bigorre

    Maybe try something half way between those two?

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    Re: Autumn in Bigorre

    Jeff, I have to say I to like the original better. Before that comment I made I took a quick play at your photo and just did a very slight global contrast adjust, it really did not change the feel but slightly cleared a little haze, very slight as I really think this is near perfect as is. In this edit of yours the foreground light seem much more intense almost to a distracting point.

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