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    More work on getting the early morning side-lighting correct

    In this thread, I discussed the idea of early morning side lighting to make trees stand out in a scene.

    In this one, the same thoughts were at play. I wanted the trees on the island to 'pop' and it seemed that getting the early morning sun coming in from the left would help achieve that.

    Did it?

    More work on getting the early morning side-lighting correct
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    Re: More work on getting the early morning side-lighting correct

    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post

    I wanted the trees on the island to 'pop' and it seemed that getting the early morning sun coming in from the left would help achieve that.

    Did it?
    It most certainly did, Donald. Nicely done.

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    Re: More work on getting the early morning side-lighting correct

    Yes, the trees on the island certainly pop! Gorgeous image, one of my favourites of yours.

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    Re: More work on getting the early morning side-lighting correct

    Terrific photo! I love it. The negative space on the right is what makes this shot and the B&W conversion in perfect.

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    Re: More work on getting the early morning side-lighting correct

    That's nice Donald. Works from every viewpoint. Lovely.

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    Re: More work on getting the early morning side-lighting correct

    Here I was thinking that the image did nothing for me. Then I clicked on it...
    Very nice work, Donald.

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    Re: More work on getting the early morning side-lighting correct

    Lovely Donald - a very peaceful scene to be sure and you captured it well.

    I am in awe of you black & white sensibilities but wonder if there would be an improvement if you were to dodge the upper left triangle of sky? It is a bit darker than the rest of the sky and it drew my eye away from the trees ever so slightly.

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    Re: More work on getting the early morning side-lighting correct

    Nice work

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    Re: More work on getting the early morning side-lighting correct

    Thank you for the comments above.

    Quote Originally Posted by batmura View Post
    The negative space on the right is what makes this shot and the B&W conversion in perfect.
    I am glad that this is view you have Murat. That was my intention. I thought it helped set the scene if we could see the island and the water set within the vast and wild landscape.

    Quote Originally Posted by ShaneS View Post
    ... wonder if there would be an improvement if you were to dodge the upper left triangle of sky? It is a bit darker than the rest of the sky and it drew my eye away from the trees ever so slightly.
    I've spent a lot of time looking at that patch of sky as well Shane. I waited as long as I could to see if some cloud would come over it so that I'd get a better tone. But the wind was starting to pick up. Indeed, less than a minute after this shot the wind really got up and the water got very choppy and the shot was gone.

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