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    starting with landscapes

    Hi all

    Its been a long while since I have been on Cambridge. I`ve been playing around with my camera the last month trying not to use the program settings.

    Please provide me with your comments - this is a learning curve for me!

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    Re: starting with landscapes

    Very nice! Looks like an opening scene from a movie. Try viewing with adventure movie music playing! Great vision, Ryan!

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    ha ha ha - Thanks for the compliment Frank.

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    Re: starting with landscapes

    Just a couple of things to ponder over, Ryan.

    At the extreme right side of the horizon there is something just showing. I would crop or clone to remove it completely so it looks like the sea is cleanly 'exiting the image frame'.

    Then I wonder if that piece of distant land is a little too central. There isn't a lot happening on the extreme left side so would a slight crop on the left be worth considering?

    Possibly end up with just a little less space to the left of that small rock in the water as there is between it and the bottom edge.

    If you want to keep the same size ratio it would mean having to lose the same amount from the sky, but I think that might work. I'm not really sure because I'm just holding pieces of paper against the screen.

    For me, the shot is almost there but I feel something extra needs to be done to make it perfect.

    And one other point. You have a dust spot, from dust on your sensor, in the top left corner.

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    Good shot Ryan. I'd add a bit of sharpening and on the Levels adjustment move the mid-tone slider to about 0.8. This will increase the contrast and reduce the effect of the haze in the distance. Perhaps a bit more colour saturation too.

    Dave

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    Hi Geoff

    i have made some adjustments. Ley me know if this is what you were suggesting?

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    Hi Dave

    is this what you were suggesting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noddy View Post
    Hi Dave

    is this what you were suggesting?
    Yes it is Ryan. I think it does give some improvement.

    Dave

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    Hi Roddy,

    I think it is a grand shot as is and would suggest only 2 things

    A little pep up of the structre in the background and some depth to that pool in the foreground if the water is clear.

    You have a lovely pic...keep it delicate.

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    I agree with the above suggestions and that it is a nice scene. I can only add one small bit and that would be to straighten the horizon. Well done.

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