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    Winter in the Netherlands

    There is not so often snow in the Netherlands, we lie near the sea and have a temperate climate. When there is snow we take the chance to make photo's. C&C welcome

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    Re: Winter in the Netherlands

    I was wondering if there is a little bit too much plain grey sky compared with the foreground. But I can't really see any alternative crop from the sides which I like better.

    It looks like you have a slight dust spot on your sensor around the middle of the sky area, when viewed at full size.

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    Re: Winter in the Netherlands

    I would be tempted to slightly enhance the colour , not too much because you need to keep the cold feeling. Just sufficient to get the texture and tones in the wood of the fence poles to come forth more prominently. Maybe also try a panoramic crop, cut off some of the sky to just below the dust spot in the centre of the sky.

    The uniform grey sky, plus a small aperture, will really bring out the dust on the sensor. Apart from being slightly irrititating to you;is it a great way to see how many there really are and the need to clean the sensor. I personally have a pretty high tolerance for the before embarking on cleaning; but to each their own.

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    Re: Winter in the Netherlands

    Is this better?

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    Re: Winter in the Netherlands

    Quote Originally Posted by easternlight View Post
    Is this better?
    Yes Koos, but it is very small

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    Re: Winter in the Netherlands

    Otherwise it does not fit. I am sorry.

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    Re: Winter in the Netherlands

    Hi Koos,
    I like the 1st picture the best the cropped version has the horizon is to central for me. I do agree with Trevor about enhancing the colour a bit, to bring out the texture and tones in the wood of the fence. I tried it and IMO think it looks better. As always it your picture and your choice, so whatever you decide is the right decision.

    Thanks for sharing.
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    Re: Winter in the Netherlands

    Quote Originally Posted by easternlight View Post
    Otherwise it does not fit.
    It will, trust me - you can upload up to 1600 px wide to TinyPic.
    (I always recommend no more than 1000 px in height though, so it fits on people's screens, but that won't be an issue here)

    It will be re-sized to 700px to fit the thread, but if clicked on, will open in something called the LyteBox, which allows images to be viewed larger on a dimmed background.

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    Re: Winter in the Netherlands

    ok, tanks

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    Re: Winter in the Netherlands

    Quote Originally Posted by easternlight View Post
    Is this better?
    YEs; The colour is just as I envisioned it, looks good. I do have to agree with John about the crop, needs a little more sky so maybe a halfway compromise between this and the original.

    Another idea, for later, when composing in camera try moving to get different perspectives and compositions while looking through the viewfinder to compose. I feel this could be a stronger image if you had moved just slightly to the right and had the gate post in the space between the tree to the right and the next tree to the left. Would make the post look less like a shaving brush and freed both elements (the tree and the post) to be separate elements.

    It is a good image of a cold winter day.

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    Re: Winter in the Netherlands

    I think you are right, maybe a try it again. We have snow till after the weekend and soem sun. I aI am able to make a better one, I post it. Good learning experience! Thanks for he comments.

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    Re: Winter in the Netherlands

    I just want to comment on your overall image. I like its muted colors. I think it fits this scene. I also like its overall composition. I am a fan of big skies where they fit and I think your "big sky" fits here.

    Karm

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