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Sep 17, 2014 17:04 |  #1

Weather was tough with thick fog, misty precip and slippery footing conditions. Image captured on Wilson Creek off the Blue Ridge Parkway near Boone, NC.

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Sep 17, 2014 18:00 |  #2

I think it is beautiful!

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Sep 17, 2014 18:13 |  #3

The picture is great. 2 things:
1) Suggest that the bridge be parallel to the top edge of the picture. right now it is a little slanted
2) The saturation seems to be a little bit excess. For eg, I see a tinge of yellow on the grass under the grass


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Sep 17, 2014 18:53 |  #4

sandytrouble wrote in post #17161851 (external link)
The picture is great. 2 things:
1) Suggest that the bridge be parallel to the top edge of the picture. right now it is a little slanted
2) The saturation seems to be a little bit excess. For eg, I see a tinge of yellow on the grass under the grass

The bridge is slanted because of the direction it travels and it should be left that way. If you made it straight with the top of the frame, then the waterfalls would be flowing sideways and it would look very wrong.

This is a pretty good image - I do like the mist, but I think there is too much and it affects the sharpness.


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Sep 17, 2014 19:19 |  #5

I appreciate the comments, thank you all.

As Numenorean explained, the bridge angle is correct. The bridge was heading away from the camera at that very angle higher overhead than it looks there. Only slight adjustments made to crop angle based on water level.

I'll try to see what I can do with the fog, the area was heavily socked in and it was creeping down the creek while this image was captured.


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Sep 18, 2014 06:00 |  #6

I love this! The only thing I'd do, is reduce the saturation on that redish leaf, half way up the right side, as it draws my eye.. Other than that, perfect! ;)


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Sep 18, 2014 11:15 |  #7

dlos wrote in post #17161959 (external link)
I appreciate the comments, thank you all.

As Numenorean explained, the bridge angle is correct. The bridge was heading away from the camera at that very angle higher overhead than it looks there. Only slight adjustments made to crop angle based on water level.

I'll try to see what I can do with the fog, the area was heavily socked in and it was creeping down the creek while this image was captured.

I don't think you can do anything about the fog other than yell at Mother Nature and hope she listens. Or try again another day.


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Sep 19, 2014 06:29 as a reply to  @ Numenorean's post |  #8

Here's an edit working with suggestions from you all. I was able to clear the fog up a little pulling highlights back and making small clarity adjustments with brushes.

The red leaf, I tried to tone it down some pulling saturation back and the also the red channel. While it does draw the eye, fall is on us here and that leaf lets us know it.

Lemme know which version you like better.


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Sep 19, 2014 07:23 as a reply to  @ dlos's post |  #9

here is one edit. i changed the white balance of the foreground and also increased the contasts(foreground) and made it darker.


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Sep 20, 2014 14:11 |  #10

Very nice. You could crop out the bridge and still have a super pic. Love the colors.


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Sep 23, 2014 17:26 |  #11

dlos wrote in post #17164888 (external link)
Here's an edit working with suggestions from you all. I was able to clear the fog up a little pulling highlights back and making small clarity adjustments with brushes.

The red leaf, I tried to tone it down some pulling saturation back and the also the red channel. While it does draw the eye, fall is on us here and that leaf lets us know it.

Lemme know which version you like better.

Just one mans opinion but I definitely like this best.


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Sep 23, 2014 21:35 as a reply to  @ njstacker22's post |  #12

I like the 2nd edit. I actually like the composition of this shot, crooked bridge and all. The only thing that is off for me is the contrast is kind of ruined because of the fog/mist (very noticeable over the bridge in the trees). Not much you could do about that I guess. I like it.




  
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Sep 24, 2014 01:34 |  #13

I think this well above average shot of this subject. The mist makes it for me. It adds atmosphere and makes a great backdrop for the rocks and milky water effect.
I like the way it steadily graduates from sharp foreground to misty background.


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Sep 24, 2014 01:49 |  #14

I wouldnt suggest going as far as flattening the bridge but the trees are slightly tilted and the hoizon line of the creek at the top is too. A bit of adjustment wouldnt hurt the foreground.




  
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Sep 27, 2014 07:56 |  #15

What bothers me about this is how there's more green rocks than water.




  
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