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    Nordelph sunrise

    another early morning breakdown and another sunrise.this time at Nordelph in Norfolk.c&c welcome
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    Re: Nordelph sunrise

    It's a lovely picture. I think you could do a nice "antique" kind of treatment on it -- it feels halfway there to me. I wonder how much the bank on the left is adding to the scene -- maybe crop that side a little?

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    Re: Nordelph sunrise

    This one is much like my "dreamy" shot posted in a mini comp a few entries ago...there is a beautiful softness that turns out to be too soft, too "dreamy" and lacks in specific depth...one day, I hope to absolutely nail a fog/mist shot...

    Your shot also needs some snap, crack and pop.

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    Re: Nordelph sunrise

    I'm wondering about a crop. Maybe just exclude that plastic thing on the right and concentrate on the Narrow Boat (I'm a 'real boat' person) which may give the scene that extra bit of 'pop' which Chris mentioned.

    But don't get me wrong; it is a good image now. We are just wondering if it could be made even better.

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    Re: Nordelph sun rise

    cheers for the feedback. i like your thinking on a different crop.i'll have go i think

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    Re: Nordelph sun rise

    just a quick go.i like this crop more

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    Re: Nordelph sun rise

    Yes I think that looks a lot better.

    It might be worth slightly trying a little boost of the highlight area (I would use Curves) but watch that sky. You might also get away with a tiny bit more saturation if it doesn't get noisy.

    But I am talking about very slight adjustments.

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    Re: Nordelph sun rise

    Interestingly enough, when I copied your file and went into a curves adjustment layer, I discovered your white and black setpoints hadn't been set to what the RAW file should have shown. I also discovered the image was quite a bit softer in focus than I first thought.

    To this end, I set the white and black points, added several screen and several multiply adjustment layers (at 18-20%), one as a pin light at 33%, one in luminosity at 10% and a color layer to get back some of the warmer tones. It is different, though I amnot sure I would call differnt better...just different.

    I also resharpened for output.

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    Re: Nordelph sun rise

    cheers chris i like what you've done

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    Re: Nordelph sun rise

    It is a very nice image. I agree to crop the left part, it is distracting from the rest.

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