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    An attempt at an atmospheric shot

    Hi All,
    I tried to isolate this island in a lake and wonder if I have made the right decisions composition wise. I put the island low in the frame, just trying to keep the reflection in frame. I guess it might work as black and white as well ... or better. Maybe a crop would be a good idea. Feel free to play about with the image.

    Would appreciate any comments you would like to make.

    cheers
    john
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    Re: An attempt at an atmospheric shot

    I love atmospheric shots like these - and they are so difficult to get right. I think your lighting and contrast balance are just right. I would maybe have shifted the island left and then you would have got both birds on the lake in the frame in a better place.

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    Re: An attempt at an atmospheric shot

    To my eye, it looks like your horizon slopes down to the left, and I would clone out the birds to concentrate the viewer on the island. But the exposure's dead on, and as Kaye said, shots like this are tricky.

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    Re: An attempt at an atmospheric shot

    Thank you for your comments, much appreciated. The swans were an issue, I had waited for them to move into the frame more but in the end they started moving out of frame. I think you are both right, either get them more in frame or remove them.

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    Re: An attempt at an atmospheric shot

    John please read on how to post an image, myself I hate attached thumbnails, if your image did not catch my attention as your does I would simply go to the next posting. I really needs to be posted at the max size and when seen in the lightbox will be something else. So please read on how to post as I think this is an images that well deserves it.

    Cheers:

    Allam

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    Re: An attempt at an atmospheric shot

    A nice image, john, very moody with the fog.

    Personally, i think the image is kind of dark and a little flat.

    If mine, i would increase the gamma and add a curves adjustment layer to brighten things up a little. A little LCE to add some contrast. Increased the blacks a little. Clean up the dust bunnies in the sky and remove the duck next to the right edge. Then bring back the mood, with a couple vignettes to darken the edges and make the island pop.

    Something like this--didn't spend much time on it, but you get the idea.............................Great image john, well done.

    An attempt at an atmospheric shot

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    Re: An attempt at an atmospheric shot

    Thanks for your comments.
    Allan - I don't know if you were going to add some information about posting pictures? - will have a look in the help
    Steve - looks much better, will have a play in Lightroom and see what I can do.
    Cheers
    john

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    Re: An attempt at an atmospheric shot

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve S View Post
    If mine, i would increase the gamma
    Hi Steve, how do you do that, and what does it do ? Thanks.

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