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    Canal at the Hagley Museum

    This is a view of the canal that runs through the grounds of the Hagley Museum in Wilmington, Delaware. This location is where E.I. DuPont first began manufacturing gun powder in the early 19th century and was the first industry in his vast empire. The canal runs parallel to the Brandywine River. Water, drained from the canal, rotated water wheels, which in turn, powered the machinery inside the buildings. The building on the left is one of many stone buildings housing equipment used in the manufacturing process.

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    Canal at the Hagley Museum

    This image is 2013 CKCurtis

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    Re: Canal at the Hagley Museum

    Nice shot Ken. You've managed the exposure well with the sun filtering through. It looks like a very peaceful place with an interesting history.

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    Re: Canal at the Hagley Museum

    I like the composition, exposure, focus, and most everything else, but...that green cast should go.
    Try adjusting the WB using something that should be gray, maybe the trim on the roof.

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    Re: Canal at the Hagley Museum

    Ken, I agree with Dave. This is a very nice photo.


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    Re: Canal at the Hagley Museum

    Absolutely gorgeous!

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    Re: Canal at the Hagley Museum

    Lovely and peaceful image. I will agree with Dave that it has somewhat of a green cast to it but, I have seen areas like this that actually have a greenish cast due to the reflection of green light from the foliage. However, I tired reducing the green just a tad using NIK Viveza II and the image does seem to improve a bit...

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    Re: Canal at the Hagley Museum

    Ken, I toned down the green in LR5. I will post it if you wish.


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    Re: Canal at the Hagley Museum

    Yes it's the green in the stonework on the end of the building that gives the impression of a colour cast. Not sure it bothers me. This is well captured and has a lovely tranquil feel to it.
    Last edited by John 2; 18th August 2013 at 11:57 AM.

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    Re: Canal at the Hagley Museum

    Quote Originally Posted by Digital View Post
    I toned down the green in LR5. I will post it if you wish.
    Sure, Bruce, post your version.

    I appreciate the comments from everyone.

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    Re: Canal at the Hagley Museum

    A very nice image, ken. I like it!!

    I agree about the color cast. Some magenta to correct it. Just a wee little bit of cyan as well.

    I also think the overall image is a little on the dark side.

    It would also help to get some separation of the building , from the background.



    Added some LCE and gama---color corrected---sharpened---saturation with LAB---increased the blacks---added a couple vignettes to change the lighting a little bit and make the building pop from the background.

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    Re: Canal at the Hagley Museum

    That's a really nice image, Ken, beautifully lit and composed.

    Funny thing. I used to visit Wilmington quite regularly back in the eighties (the american subsidiary of my UK employers was based there), and naturally used to ask what there was to see around there. We were always told "nothing" and would go into Philadelphia, up to Amish country or even down to Baltimore if we had a day off. Never did see this museum. Mind you, Dupont were competitors and were were hardly able to say the word

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    Re: Canal at the Hagley Museum

    Very nice image. As for the green; I'm technically inept at post processing so let me just add that with the unusual amount of rain we've had in Delaware this summer everything really IS that green!
    ***Dave - what a pity you were told there was "nothing" to see here in Delaware........

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    Re: Canal at the Hagley Museum

    Here is my edited version of Ken's photo.
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    Re: Canal at the Hagley Museum

    Thank you Steve and Bruce for your versions. I will spend more time on this image. What a great learning experience!

    Dave, they didn't ask what company I worked for to enter the grounds! There were no advertisements in the museum either; just history.

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