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    Chester in the sun

    Taken today whilst enjoying an unseasonal warm sunny day,making the most of it!

    Chester in the sun

    Chester in the sun

    Chester in the sun

    Chester in the sun

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    Re: Chester in the sun

    I went to school in Chester and it is a wonderful and picturesque city!

    I like some of your pics compositionally, but I think if you could get there during the golden hour and reshoot then you will get some more pleasing results. The midday sun is working against you slightly, although you seem to have managed the exposures quite nicely. But a warmer glowing light from the setting sun woul suit the sandstone architecture a lot more.

    Thanks for sharing and bringing back some fond memories!

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    Re: Chester in the sun

    Hi Neil,

    The compositions work for me and the only one that shows perhaps an excess of contrast is the 3rd one.

    Cheers,

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    Re: Chester in the sun

    What a fascinating place to take pictures! Well done, Neil.

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    Re: Chester in the sun

    Nice work Neil. It's good to see people trying shots that are a bit different to create interest. #1 and #3 probably work best for me. I think both of these would have benefited from an HDR approach to balance up the shadows and highlights. Also, no disrespect to the two people in the first image but I think it would have been better without them.

    I hope you don't mind but I tried a bit of pp work on these images.

    Dave

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    Re: Chester in the sun

    Hello Dave,thanks for your comments,I like what you have done to the two photos,was that created using photoshop or can it also be altered using lightroom my prefered software? As to the two figures on the first photo,I spent some time there taking some with and without people,usually I'm a person who does'nt like people included in architectural photos but I could'nt decide which I prefered.

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    Re: Chester in the sun

    Quote Originally Posted by Neilmac50 View Post
    Hello Dave,thanks for your comments,I like what you have done to the two photos,was that created using photoshop or can it also be altered using lightroom my prefered software? As to the two figures on the first photo,I spent some time there taking some with and without people,usually I'm a person who does'nt like people included in architectural photos but I could'nt decide which I prefered.
    Neil yes I did this in Photoshop CS5. The first one was fairly straightforward - adjusted Shadows up and Highlights down and added a bit of sharpening.

    The second was a little more complicated - had to select the really bright grass areas and create a layer mask on which the brightness was reduced considerably. Also adjusted Shadows and Highlights and added some sharpening.

    I'm not familiar with what you can do in Lightroom I'm afraid.

    I do agree that sometimes people can enhance a shot sometimes but they seem to be a distraction in this case - but that's just my opinion !!

    Dave

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