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20th May 2012, 04:39 PM
I would like C&C on this photo. Thanks
Last edited by Dave Humphries; 20th May 2012 at 05:01 PM.
Reason: added image inline
20th May 2012, 05:13 PM
Welcome to the CiC forums from me.
You'll notice I had to edit your post to put the image "inline" - so it is bigger than the thumbnail and doesn't need everyone to click on it.
You can read how to do that in "Part 2" here, plus other image options here;
HELP THREAD: How can I post images here?
This thread may also help;
How to Get Effective Feedback for your Posted Images
Now to your picture.
I think it would benefit from being a little bigger, you can upload upto 700px on longest edge
It is certainly a riot of colour and the lighting looks quite tricky, on the whole, it isn't too bad.
It would certainly help me give you more useful advice if I knew whether this was a camera jpg or a RAW you have processed yourself?
Also what PP (post processing) software do you have?
Due to the angle of light and hence the lack of a decent reflection, I would suggest cropping the lower 20% off, i.e. lose most of the water so we just have the wheel and trees.
I think it might benefit from some Local Contrast Enhancement to bring out some texture on the stonework.
Hope that helps, at least until we know some more,
20th May 2012, 05:18 PM
Thanks for your comments Dave. It is a jpeg file. All of the enhancements were done in LR4. Bruce
20th May 2012, 05:28 PM
Do you mean the capture was jpg - then processed in LR4?
If you've not started shooting RAW, assuming your camera can, now is the time to start.
20th May 2012, 06:26 PM
Dave: yes it was shot in jpg. I have shot in RAW, and I like it. Depends on the shoot. Bruce
20th May 2012, 06:54 PM
With regard to the photo. What did the original look like?
I find this image too complicated with too much 'shouting for attention' while the actual wheel, which I would have regarded as the main subject, is appearing somewhat subdued.
How about cropping tighter at the top and right side then toning down the highlights a little. Also try slightly darkening the shadows to provide more contrast.
I think there is a good scene there, it just needs a little more careful editing.
20th May 2012, 10:29 PM
Hey, pretty good for the subject! I know it's hard to get close to that wheel (I'm a Berry grad myself and I've taken my fair share of pics of the mill!)
I might suggest aiming a bit more to the left to include some of the grismill building in the shot to give a tiny bit more balance. But I like the shot! Got a soft spot for the Alma Mater!
20th May 2012, 11:02 PM
Kim: I do have a pic depicting more of the building to the left of the waterwheel. I just have not uploaded to this website.
Thank you for your comments. Bruce