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    Took a Walk Yesterday. CC please..

    Does this look over edited?

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    Re: Took a Walk Yesterday. CC please..

    Nope, not to my eyes.

    Indeed, I'd even suggest those two tree trunks out at the right could take some more sharpening (or maybe a dose of Local Contrast Enhancement).
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    Re: Took a Walk Yesterday. CC please..

    Nor Mine.

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    Re: Took a Walk Yesterday. CC please..

    Not "over processed" Mitch, no - but not so natural either I'm afraid.

    We expect more distant things to have a lower contrast than those closer to us (i.e. the camera), but in this example, the trunk left of centre is much more colourful, sharper and contrasty than the nearer ones on the right.

    Have you considered a square crop, losing almost equal amounts from left and right (so as not to centre the tree)?

    HTH,

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    Re: Took a Walk Yesterday. CC please..

    I very much like the composition of the photo.

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    Re: Took a Walk Yesterday. CC please..

    Should have shot in portrait instead of landscape..

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    Re: Took a Walk Yesterday. CC please..

    Looks alright to me, but if your asking what you could do better, beats me. So I will just come up with an idea I haven't done myself. What if the focus was on the brow of the path and dof very short. Looks aright as it is, it's just an idea that might even be worse.

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    Re: Took a Walk Yesterday. CC please..

    It doesn't look over edited to me. The only thing I notice is the chromatic aberration between the trees and the sky (I am intimately familiar with that )

    I love the trail going off into the further unknown.

    And... I always choose landscape over portrait whenever possible because it fills the screen and pulls one in.

    I like it a lot - thanks for sharing!

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    Re: Took a Walk Yesterday. CC please..

    Hi Mitch,

    I just had a look at the EXIF data to see what software you use - because if it was Photoshop CS, you could probably fix the Chromatic Aberration Susan correctly identified, in ACR. You do and I'd suspect you can, since I would expect there's a lens profile for the 10-24mm you could enable.

    A couple of other things I noticed;
    You have posted an image on the web with an Adobe RGB profile, this is not recommended since about half your audience will be viewing on non-colour managed browsers and these will display colours with reduced saturation and slightly shifted hues.
    You also probably uploaded the full size image to TinyPic and that has downsized it to 1599px on the longest edge, this will mean you are not making the most of the image sharpness, since best practice is to (down) size an image so your audience views it 1:1 and sharpen it after the downsize with a very small radius (0.3px) at approx. 80 - 120%; which % depends on image.

    Hope that helps, but knowing me, I may be giving too much information too quickly, if so, take the other posts above in priority over this one the issues I am discussing here may make <5% improvement. (but may help someone else)

    Cheers,

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    Re: Took a Walk Yesterday. CC please..

    Mitch, I like this photo. This type of shot is not the easiest to pull off and have look interesting.

    Part of its success is the path that starts where the viewer is and then winds around a corner and disappears. You've got things in focus from front to back. This probably helps give the viewer the sense that he or she is there.

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