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Janet Weiden
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November 26, 2016 12:48 pm  

 


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Raaj
 Raaj
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November 27, 2016 5:06 am  

Janet,

This is a spectacular scene and I can see what caught your eye!

All of us have our own vision and thankfully we all see things differently.  If this was a scene that I had captured, these are the things I would consider working on in the digital darkroom:

  1. Framing - does the frame represent you vision or does it need to be cropped?
  2. Does the image need to be rotated a tad?
  3. Luminosity across the image - what was your intent in the final presentation and does this version achieve it?
  4. Sharpening

I would suggest that you work on the post processing some more - this has all the makings of a dramatic image.  Per our conversations, you would get a huge return on the effort invested in learning more about post processing techniques.

Cheers!

-raaj


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Janet Weiden
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November 27, 2016 6:58 am  

 

Raaj,

I made some changes based on your feedback. Since I have so much to learn about post processing, they probably don't quite fit the bill.

I am curious to know how you would consider cropping this image. It's always good to have another way of seeing.

Thanks for your feedback.

Janet


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Raaj
 Raaj
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November 27, 2016 8:14 am  

Hi Janet!

Any further suggestions from me run the risk of the image becoming "my" image, as opposed to your vision! 🙂

If you care to see how I would process it, I'd be happy to take a crack at it from your RAW file, as time permits over the next few days.

Hope you are having a great weekend?  I've spent most of the weekend reading - something I haven't done to this extent in a long time!  I'm enjoying the complete absence of NetFlix/Amazon Prime. 😀

Cheers,

-raaj


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Janet Weiden
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November 27, 2016 9:28 am  

Hi raaj,

Thanks! I'll keep it "my image". Such wisdom on your part.

I'm glad to hear that you're having a relaxing weekend doing something you enjoy. My daughter just left to go back to Williamsville, NY. Now I get to relax!

Regards,

Janet


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Kevin Foisy
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November 29, 2016 7:16 am  

Hi Janet,

I would like to comment on your image too.  I love the colour ...it's just oozing orange around that tree trunk...fantastic!  Exposure is also very good.  The image has a definite feeling about it and I would second Raaj's comment.  The top of the tree and the areas of sky that are showing....do they contribute to the feeling of the photo?  I see the trunk with the glowing orange sun as the subject, and the orange leaves support that with context.  I think the top section could be cropped off for a more powerful image.  I would crop just below where the sky starts to show on the top right.  I would be tempted to also try a square crop.  I think this image might work well as a square crop, just be sure not to lose too much of the image in the crop.

Well done!

Cheers,

Kevin


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Janet Weiden
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December 3, 2016 10:06 am  

Kevin,

I've been meaning to thank you for your comments. I never would have thought of trying a square crop. It's so helpful having other people make suggestions. I think the square crop makes a much stronger image.


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Lucia Cooper
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December 3, 2016 7:36 pm  

Janet,

I would experiment with this image as a black and white.  I would try toning down the highlights and boosting the shadows.  I'm not sure how it would turn out, but I would experiment.

Lucia


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