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    Waterwheel

    I would like C&C on this photo. Thanks

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    Last edited by Dave Humphries; 20th May 2012 at 05:01 PM. Reason: added image inline

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    Re: Waterwheel

    Hi Bruce,

    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,

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    Re: Waterwheel

    Thanks for your comments Dave. It is a jpeg file. All of the enhancements were done in LR4. Bruce

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    Re: Waterwheel

    Hi Bruce,

    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.

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    Re: Waterwheel

    Dave: yes it was shot in jpg. I have shot in RAW, and I like it. Depends on the shoot. Bruce

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    Re: Waterwheel

    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.

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    Re: Waterwheel

    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!

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    Re: Waterwheel

    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

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