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    The Golden Hour

    This was taken early in the morning by the lake close to our house.
    C&C are always welcome.

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    Re: The Golden Hour

    Chris for me you nailed it, can't even find any dusk bunnies.

    Cheers:

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    Re: The Golden Hour

    I agree with Allan that it is a super image.

    I think it's been well exposed. It would have been easy to go even faster on the shutter and throw the trees and the boat fully to black. But you've not done that. You've let that area of reflection really blow out - and that's fine, I think

    The one part of it that, for me, doesn't really help it are those speckles of sunlight on the water coming towards us from that main area of reflection that the boat is running through. My feeling was that some time invested in cloning most of them out might be worth trying. Just a thought.

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    Re: The Golden Hour

    Lovely picture Chris. I really like the warm tones. Good exposure as well. The only thing I might be tempted to try is to make it a 'letterbox' rectangle size and lose the bottom third of the picture. However, that would just be for an experiment: the picture is great just as it is.

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    Re: The Golden Hour

    Hi Chriss,

    Looks good to me too, but I would be tempted to see how it looks with the clarity & recovery maxed out to coax some better definition out of the clouds & give some more contrast around the extreme highlights. And perhaps a quick crop & sharpen?

    The Golden Hour

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    Re: The Golden Hour

    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Southern View Post
    Hi Chriss,

    Looks good to me too, but I would be tempted to see how it looks with the clarity & recovery maxed out to coax some better definition out of the clouds & give some more contrast around the extreme highlights. And perhaps a quick crop & sharpen?

    The Golden Hour
    Love the Crop Colin! Nigel's letterbox suggestion nailed it. I still need to work on my details, Colin has the eye for for it and you can tell the difference when he sharpened that image, add the crop, and give a tad of contrast.

    Donald: at first I was actually tempted to do a portrait form to show more speckles & another reflection of the sun but after doing it didn't really liked it hehehe.

    Thanks Guys!

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