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22-11-2010, 04:21 PM
I am from Melbourne and new to the forum and to photography. I would to hear your feedback so don't hold back!
22-11-2010, 09:04 PM
Welcome to the forum Marianne.
These are lovely land/seascapes. I especially like your compositions.
We have some real seascape specialists here, so just wait till they get stuck into you! (Only joking!)
OK. You said don't hold back. Well, I feel the colors are a bit over processed, especially the skies.A bit too much saturation for me. Also, you've lost the detail in the blacks/shadows. I know that adding at the black end adds to the richness of the color, but just take care here.
Composition, feel, look, light are what is really important in a photo, and your work in my opinion has buckets. I'm just saying you've over-done the PP, or Post Processing - something that it's easy to fix.
I'll look forward to future posts from you. By posting here, you'll get lots of feedback and constructive criticism, and your photography will only get better and better - which is ofcourse the main reason we all like to post here.
I agree with all Charles said, my first impression was what lovely compositions they are, i can see you have an eye for a nicely composed image, but the colours are too saturated for me too.
Sometimes saturation can highlight things but it can also cause a loss of detail and this is what has happened here.
I look forward to seeing some more of your nicely composed landscapes, thanks for posting .. :)
26-11-2010, 08:48 AM
Thanks very much for the feedback. I have posted the original image's before I ruined them! ;).I have tried re-editing it but I am new to post processing I can't seem to improve the image without the clouds becoming to dark. I have Lightroom 2 and would be grateful if any one has any ideas to improve the image.
26-11-2010, 08:53 AM
Image number two
Welcome to the forum Marianne. Always good to see another landscaper on here. I like the first posted image, it is very nicely processed and inviting looking.
26-11-2010, 09:10 AM
Marianne.. Simon said you joined and i was thrilled to hear that!
Check out this tutorial. It should get you moving in the right direction..
Of course you can check out the tutorials we have in the tutorials section of the forum..
Personally i think you should be playing with vibrance rather than saturation..
1. Bit of a vibrance boost, curves, sharpen, maybe a crop
2. Exposure change (maybe +0.3 stops), vibrance boost, curves and sharpen..
I would love to see your end result too..
26-11-2010, 09:21 AM
Hi Marianne, Welcome.
Besides all the other things that have already been said. Get down lower, when shooting, get the rocks in the foreground, and shoot upwards as far as possible to get the lovely clouds in.
Use the graduated filter in LR, so you can process the sky and ground separately.
26-11-2010, 07:13 PM
Here are a couple of edits, I did.
Use basically the same method on each.
I had a grad filter for sky, and one for ground,
Adjusted saturation for sky and water and moss on rocks.
Decrease luminance for sand.
And I cloned out the rock (bottom right) in the first one.
29-11-2010, 02:53 PM
Thanks for the advice! some excellent tips which I have tired out and re-edited one of the photo's
07-01-2011, 06:20 PM
if you have,nt tried shooting in raw mode give it a try I may give you more control.
but good compo well done
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