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Apr 04, 2013 19:07 |  #1

Was just out for a walk with the dog and took my photo gear with me. Decided to set up the tripod and take a long exposure of the dam. Lighting was poor, real overcase, and I was shooting into the sun.

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IMAGE: http://www.davidrabenbergphotography.com/img/s8/v75/p1517535192-4.jpg

And here is a five-minute edit. I know it's not great, but it turned out better than I thought it would looking at the original! I also need to get it into PS and take out those wires. I will post the RAW if anybody is interested in looking at it/working on it.
IMAGE: http://www.davidrabenbergphotography.com/img/s9/v88/p1517535176-4.jpg



  
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Apr 06, 2013 02:52 |  #2

Your processing looks fine. It's a bit too warm, especially for an overcast day, but that's subjective. I think you were just too far away from any of the waterfalls to really make an interesting composition. Your subject, the dam, is just too small in the frame. Not bad for a grab shot while walking the dog, though.


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Apr 06, 2013 11:12 |  #3

gibbit1 wrote in post #15796384 (external link)
Your processing looks fine. It's a bit too warm, especially for an overcast day, but that's subjective. I think you were just too far away from any of the waterfalls to really make an interesting composition. Your subject, the dam, is just too small in the frame. Not bad for a grab shot while walking the dog, though.

Thanks for the feedback. As I was processing, I kept increasing the WB bit by bit, but now looking back at it, I agree that it's a little to warm. At this point I was about a half mile from the dam. I kept looking and looking for places sooner than this to take the pic, but this was the first place you could get off the trail and actually get to the very edge.




  
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May 10, 2013 14:49 |  #4

Post-process looks so much better than RAW.


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May 11, 2013 05:40 |  #5

ktan7 wrote in post #15918970 (external link)
Post-process looks so much better than RAW.

been away for a while have you?


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May 13, 2013 00:57 |  #6

Hmmm, the post makes something out of almost nothing, but you gotta get closer to that moving water. I wouldn't have thought it was a long exposure until I read it.


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