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Another photo from Burnham-on-Crouch

Discussion in 'Photos and Videos' started by Clampit, Apr 15, 2016.

  1. Clampit

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    i took this just before our thunderstorm a couple of weeks ago. Hope you like:)
    Do you guys/girls think the photos a bit dark.. Again your thoughts.
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  2. Eduardo

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    Beautiful shot, congrats.

    A little dark to my taste, maybe a good scene for HDR, where you could maintain the dim sun and at the same time bring up some shadows on the clouds and terrain.
     
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    I agreed with Eduardo.HDR would make this photo mch better.
     
  4. Clampit

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    Thanks guys for your comments, I bracketed three pics & played around with them in photomatix then finished off using Affinity photo. Thought it was a shade tooooooo dark:(
     
  5. Eduardo

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    If you have 3 bracketed pics you can still work over it and recover the shadows.

    In case you don't use Photoshop, I find the presets on this program better than Photomatix: SNS-HDR
     
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    I'll redo the pic & repost here for your comments;)
     
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    Any better?

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    Nice moody shot of Wallasea Island.

    Would you like me to tweak it a bit in Photoshop for you?
     
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    Go for it, lol, I then can see what to compare it toooooo
     
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    Just a quick edit for you.


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    Very nice @Photo Elevate looks like I've still got a lot to learn with the photo editing. Oh well, one day it may all come together for me;)
     
  12. Eduardo

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    Way better to me. I always try to bring it closer to what my perception was at the moment (and that most cameras don't capture in a single shot).

    And if you want to use some creative freedom, you can start masking some areas, so you selectively choose where to keep more or less shadow / highlights.
     
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    Thanks for the advice, I did do some masking in the cloud part of my 1st photo but I've still got a lot to learn;)
     
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    I like it better the way you had it Clampit :)
    Not a fan of overdone HDR, the original shot looks gritty
     
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    Thanks @gruvpix i suppose it's personal preference on how you like the pic. I'm still in the learning curve at the mo so I think I need as much help as possible....;) I'm gonna carry on playing with the same three photos until I get it right.
     
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    I've tried again guys but I can't seem to make this photo sing.. Take a look;) image.jpg
     
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    The original is my favorite, I do some HDR sometimes but this one isn't really appropriate for it to me due to the reflection on the water skewing things too much.
     
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    Many thanks for your remarks @Kilrah much appreciated. I'm no pro photographer but just like to get the best out of what I've got, well I'm trying.....;)
     
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    Sometimes it just won't "sing" ;-) The first thing you should consider is "was the scene, at the moment of the shot, singing?".

    If so, then it is a pure question of the camera capacity to capture it. Usually you will see much more details and colors than your camera, that's why HDR is important, to try and restore all details later (and I'm not a fan of stretched HDR too).

    Beyond that, you can always use tools like Photoshop to stretch a little and try different things, pull colors that seem to be hiding somewhere. I'm posting here an example I did over your pic.

    Maybe you could find this book useful:
    Understanding Exposure, 3rd Edition: How to Shoot Great Photographs with Any Camera: Bryan Peterson: 0884798534707: Amazon.com: Books
     

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    Gonna have another go just to see if I can improve it, well I'll try;)