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22nd January 2013, 01:38 PM
I've taken this photo of the fountain in the city. I was just walking along a string of pop-up food kiosks and in between two food stalls I saw this scene. I took time to make the settings right so the details in the shadow would be seen. I slightly increased the fill light during PP to show details of the bird against the light but not too much so that the shadow is retained.
C & C's welcome. Thank you.
Last edited by Dave Humphries; 22nd January 2013 at 02:04 PM.
Reason: add image inline
22nd January 2013, 02:15 PM
Re: city fountain
Welcome to the CiC forums from me, a well spotted photo opportunity there.
I think your processing is quite good, but you might have 'missed a trick' during capture.
Presented with this scene, if possible, I would have held the camera above my head to get the fountain spray arc lower in shot, relative to the skyline, so the skyline could be cropped off - all those handrails up and leaves there are a bit of a distraction. I suppose you could clone them out in PP, or blur them, but it needs doing carefully.
BTW, you need to post the images "in-line", as I have made yours, rather than leave just the thumbnail, you'll get more response that way - here's how to do that next time;
Part 2: How to make an attached thumbnail appear larger and inline
- Click the image to make it bigger
- Right-click on the image and select "Copy Image Location" (in Firefox) or "Copy Shortcut" (in IE)
- Click "Edit Post" and position the cursor where you want the image to appear, then use the "Insert Image" icon and Paste (Ctrl+V) the shortcut into the dialog and click "OK"
- Click "Save Changes" button.
(if you attached more than one image, repeat steps 1-3 for each to get the bigger images inline)