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Old 27th Jan 2017, 12:14
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And a Rapide undergoing repair, I tried to give it a timeless look

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Old 27th Jan 2017, 22:11
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And a Rapide undergoing repair, I tried to give it a timeless look
I think you succeeded.
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Old 28th Jan 2017, 22:25
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Fistral in January
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Old 1st Feb 2017, 06:49
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No thread for "horribly overcooked HDR" photography.



Have come back and pushed/pulled/hacked at the same 6 image stitch for a year and a half now and still can't give up. I know there's "something" there but can't for the life of me bring it out.
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Old 1st Feb 2017, 20:16
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Could the crop be a little too tight SnowFella ?
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Old 1st Feb 2017, 20:17
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Actually don't think it's overcooked.
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Old 1st Feb 2017, 20:53
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I think this might work for you ? .....



... love your photo but think a little judicious cropping improves it
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Old 2nd Feb 2017, 07:15
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Snowfella - love the image but my eyes get drawn to the bright lights on the right side - maybe they could be toned down or cropped out?
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Cheers. Think it might be a case now of having seen and worked on it too much, just can't see where to go with it anymore! Do lots of birding but being out with a tripod and wideangle for landscape is a once in a blue moon kinda thing!

@gingernut: If it's too tight a crop then I'm SOL! It's a 6 image stitch out of a 19mm lens (28.5mm as I'm using an APS-C camera). Just wish I got the opportunity again with the newer gear! And it's cooked like you wouldn't believe, from the original frames I had lightroom put out 7 frames for every individual shot, each boosted by half a stop.

@SPM: Kinda works to me but feels a touch unbalanced with the beach curving away to the left but going nowhere.

@paulc: Quite right there mate, it's something I've been battling. Think I might have an older version where I toned down the building lights on the right.
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Old 2nd Feb 2017, 11:25
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Sky in the centre is to soft and dull, you want to increase the contrast and brightness in the lighter areas make the sky zing, it is the sky that needs lifting to bring it to life.
That crop does not work because it shifts the focal point in the curve off to one side, and leaves you with an unbalanced image, you would be better cloning the tree out.
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Old 3rd Feb 2017, 02:38
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How I sort of see it

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Old 3rd Feb 2017, 02:58
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You guys are amazing, really inspirational.

Keep up the good work.
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Now that one I like NutLoose! Adds a touch of zing to the sky while still keeping the crop fairly balanced.

Went down the coast today and had horrible conditions, all overcast and gloomy. Nothing to do but go B&W, though I never trust my eye for that kind of a thing!
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Old 14th Feb 2017, 20:20
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Playing with shallow depth of field. 35mm Fuji Acros 100 b&w film.

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Old 13th Mar 2017, 07:57
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Stars aligned and this little guy staid put for both me and a bunch of other blokes with long glass.
Nankeen Night-heron, juvenile.
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Old 14th Mar 2017, 02:47
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Some nice images, but I wonder if you are trying to fit a little too much into your photos. I'm thinking along the lines of identifying a single subject and making that the focus of the picture. Zooming in on the juvenile heron to make the eye the exact centre of a square image and cropping out the body of the bird, which is cropped anyway, made the image seem to pop more.

Take the wide angle shots, but then zoom in to concentrate on individual elements within the bigger picture. Better to have a series of images telling a story than one enormous image that tends to leave the viewer confused as to what they are supposed to be looking at.

Just stuff I've culled over the years from photo guides. It really is up to the photographer what they want to see in an image and a lot of luck in being in the right place, at the right time, with the light just so.
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Apologies for the aviation content.

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Old 14th Mar 2017, 08:24
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Originally Posted by G0ULI View Post
SnowFella
Some nice images, but I wonder if you are trying to fit a little too much into your photos. I'm thinking along the lines of identifying a single subject and making that the focus of the picture. Zooming in on the juvenile heron to make the eye the exact centre of a square image and cropping out the body of the bird, which is cropped anyway, made the image seem to pop more.

Take the wide angle shots, but then zoom in to concentrate on individual elements within the bigger picture. Better to have a series of images telling a story than one enormous image that tends to leave the viewer confused as to what they are supposed to be looking at.

Just stuff I've culled over the years from photo guides. It really is up to the photographer what they want to see in an image and a lot of luck in being in the right place, at the right time, with the light just so.
Cheers.
Try to avoid all too hard a crop as I generally loose all to much image quality, this one is already cropped down from 6000x4000 to 4631x3088. An even harder crop would start bringing out excessive noise and sharpness unfortunately falls off quick.
Had I been on my own I likely would of been happy trying to inch in for an even closer shot but with 6 other birders there with me I didn't want to be the one to flush the bird!
And composition is a highly personal thing, to me a 3/4 profile just wouldn't look right centered. Subject needs some space to look into, ie "rule" of thirds.
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