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    My Nature Series......

    I post some Nature images here......
    Please Judge them.....
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    The main subject is rather centrally placed, but there is sufficient variation in the background to overcome that potential problem. So it works fine for me.

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    The foreground of the image looks good. I perceive a problem with the background. The atmospheric haze on the trees and the bright white sky draw the viewers eye to these bright areas and create a distraction from the foreground detail. I am not sure what software you may be using for image processing, but if you have Lightroom you may try to add a gradient filter from the top of the image so that the center of the gradient spread is at the tree waterline in the background. I would adjust the Exposure and/or Contrast within the gradient to help resolve the issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff F View Post
    The main subject is rather centrally placed, but there is sufficient variation in the background to overcome that potential problem. So it works fine for me.
    Thank you very much Geoff

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trailyes View Post
    The foreground of the image looks good. I perceive a problem with the background. The atmospheric haze on the trees and the bright white sky draw the viewers eye to these bright areas and create a distraction from the foreground detail. I am not sure what software you may be using for image processing, but if you have Lightroom you may try to add a gradient filter from the top of the image so that the center of the gradient spread is at the tree waterline in the background. I would adjust the Exposure and/or Contrast within the gradient to help resolve the issue.
    Thank you very much Rollin; normally i don't do serious editions other than some adjustments in Flickr. I don't have lightroom. I will try gradient on some other programme, since i don't have Lightroom
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    Nandakumar, nice subject. My suggestions:

    exif data indicates 84mm focal length. I'd move farther away and use as long a focal length as I have available (think telephoto lens). This will extract the main subject from the scene and reduce the background clutter, creating a softer and less distracting background and making the main trees pop out.

    If possible I'd physically move myself and camera to the right to separate the subject from the overlapping tree and landmass to the right.

    I'd go back for a shot at sunrise or sunset for better lighting.

    Just my thoughts.

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    Thank you very much Matt; very nice ideas

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    Re: My Nature Series......

    I do like the B & W image very much. For me this shows the strength of B & W over colour (for appropriate subjects). The B & W allows us to focus on the lines, shapes and textures in a way that is not possible with the colour image, in my opinion.

    A very, very nice image.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    I do like the B & W image very much. For me this shows the strength of B & W over colour (for appropriate subjects). The B & W allows us to focus on the lines, shapes and textures in a way that is not possible with the colour image, in my opinion.

    A very, very nice image.
    Thank you very much sir, I too like the black and white here
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    You suggestions are always welcome

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    Re: My Nature Series......

    Lovely... #2 the B&W is my favourite and I usually prefer colour.

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    Thank you very much Christina

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    Re: My Nature Series......

    Regarding the first image. I like it quite a bit but, perhaps a closer crop, avoiding some of the sky and water (that doesn't show the reflection) as well as elimination some of the sides might focus more attention on the tree and reflection. In this example, using Photoshop, I increased vibrance and saturation a bit, reduced brightness and increased contrast a bit...
    My Nature Series......
    I then reduced the brightness selectively in NIK Viveza for the sky and the water; leaving the foliage as it was...
    My Nature Series......

    These tries are not necessarily better than your image, just different and it shows how two photographers may look at the same image differently...

    BTW: I absolutely love image #5!
    Last edited by rpcrowe; 17th September 2013 at 04:42 PM.

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    Thank you very much Richard; your edits are really awesome

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    Re: My Nature Series......

    a lovely nature series Nandakumar, no 2 , the B&W is my favourite, it is really very pleasing to look at, the colour version as well. I love the drop shadow frame, it enhances an already great image, imho. well captured !

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    Thank you very much Dawn, for your kind words

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