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    Winter dawn and old barn

    Critique and comment positively encouraged. I have done my usual inclusion of the original for comparison as I find it really useful for people to give their versions and thought on what I have done.

    I removed and natural gas well to one side, to get to the original I had to reverse all the healing so you get dust bunnies on the sensor et al.

    My version

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    Re: Winter dawn and old barn

    I like this, very nice. You have handled the exposure well.

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    Re: Winter dawn and old barn

    I'll second that.

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    Re: Winter dawn and old barn

    I third that...very nice

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    Re: Winter dawn and old barn

    Nice

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    Re: Winter dawn and old barn

    Absolutely gorgeous! I realize the natural gas well is too small for us to know what it is without you telling us, but it provides perspective that I like a lot. I do agree with you that the dust bunnies aren't helpful.

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    Re: Winter dawn and old barn

    Beautiful shot Trevor. I think you've done a great job on the sky, but I'm wondering what you think with the foreground lightened up a bit

    Winter dawn and old barn

    Hmmm, maybe too much?? I'm sure what you saw at this time of morning was closer to your original post. I'm thinking my version makes it look like flash was used??? What do you think.

    Also wondering if you've thought about B&W conversion

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    Re: Winter dawn and old barn

    Trevor its a simple but striking shot IMO. I rather like the processing in the first image. I think it draws out a nice contrast between the warmth of the sky and the cold foreground.

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    Re: Winter dawn and old barn

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Buckley View Post
    Absolutely gorgeous! I realize the natural gas well is too small for us to know what it is without you telling us, but it provides perspective that I like a lot. I do agree with you that the dust bunnies aren't helpful.
    I removed the well site on processing as a gut reaction since I wanted the barn and sky only while shooting this. The well site was something obnoxious in the background that I tried to avoid. But now that you mention it it is not that bad and does give perspective and depth; so maybe it can stay.

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    Re: Winter dawn and old barn

    Quote Originally Posted by ScoutR View Post
    Beautiful shot Trevor. I think you've done a great job on the sky, but I'm wondering what you think with the foreground lightened up a bit

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    Hmmm, maybe too much?? I'm sure what you saw at this time of morning was closer to your original post. I'm thinking my version makes it look like flash was used??? What do you think.

    Also wondering if you've thought about B&W conversion

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    Wendy
    Wendy thanks for the versions. On balance I feel the foreground needs to be dark to allow the somewhat subtle colour and texture in the clouds to come forth. And I suspect black and white would need a more dramatic sky. This sky is just to wimpy to be able to hold it's own with no help.

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    Re: Winter dawn and old barn

    Thanks to everyone else for the support. This may actually end up printed and on a wall as one of my co-workers wants it.

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    Re: Winter dawn and old barn

    Very nice job on the composition and color tweak Trevor. Be sure to put a little watermark on the bottom when you have it printed!

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    Re: Winter dawn and old barn

    Quote Originally Posted by wtlwdwgn View Post
    Very nice job on the composition and color tweak Trevor. Be sure to put a little watermark on the bottom when you have it printed!
    Thanks Steve. I will sign it in ink with my signature. That way when I am fabulously famous the value will increase and my employee will benefit even more.

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