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William Walker

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On The Lotheni Road
« on: May 08, 2013, 03:58:06 PM »

I would like to hear what you think of this one.

Thanks for taking the time.

William

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Re: On The Lotheni Road
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2013, 05:01:19 PM »

I think it's very fine landscape, William. Love the way you handled the mid-tones in PP. Exposure must have been dead on to capture everything that was there.

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Re: On The Lotheni Road
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2013, 05:08:34 PM »

Wonderful image William.
A fine advertisement for a very pretty part of the world.
The details of this composition, clouds, shadows, patterns of fields and tree lines clearly identify this image as the product of an accomplished image-maker.

Congratulations.

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Re: On The Lotheni Road
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2013, 06:30:28 PM »

I think it's very fine landscape, William. Love the way you handled the mid-tones in PP. Exposure must have been dead on to capture everything that was there.
What Russ said. Bravo!
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Re: On The Lotheni Road
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2013, 03:07:02 AM »

Yup. What Russ said, me too!

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Re: On The Lotheni Road
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2013, 11:11:42 AM »

The details of this composition, clouds, shadows, patterns of fields and tree lines clearly identify this image as the product of an accomplished image-maker.

Yes, it's really strong.

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Re: On The Lotheni Road
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2013, 03:03:08 PM »

Thank you for your feedback and kind comments, it is especially rewarding coming from people whose opinions I respect.

Thanks again
William

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Re: On The Lotheni Road
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2013, 12:50:41 PM »

Lovely William, I can feel the crispness in the air!
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Re: On The Lotheni Road
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2013, 01:12:36 PM »

Simply fine.
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Re: On The Lotheni Road
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2013, 01:50:00 PM »

Hi William,

Great subject, lovely weather, classical composition. Post-processing indicates a certain intention and style (dimmed and muted, I would say).

But you knew you couldn't get away from at least someone finding something to nitpick: ;)

I would like to see slightly more detail in the foremost group of threes. I would like to see slightly more crispness (highlights) in the clouds.

Maybe both can be achieved by, say, 1/3 or 1/2 f-stop more exposure? Maybe that would mess up mid-tones, which appear ok? Maybe just playing with shadows/highlights?

On the other hand, I seem to contradict myself, don't i? I first recognized a certain (deliberate?) style, then nitpick about it? In other words, if everything is exactly how you wanted it, then feel free to disregard my comments.

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Re: On The Lotheni Road
« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2013, 02:40:57 PM »

Hi William,

(dimmed and muted, I would say).



I take your point Slobodan. I went back to the file in Lightroom and it seems brighter there which might have been "lost in translation".

Thanks again for all the comments.
William

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Re: On The Lotheni Road
« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2013, 03:36:04 PM »

I would make the dark greys a little bit darker (so that the meadow gains a bit in contrast) while leaving the light tones almost unaffected. This would give it a bit more impact. Right now, the contrast between the calm, quiet foreground and the glorious, almost radiating background is note quite there yet, a bit indifferent. This contrast makes the image interesting and perhaps the image could be improved by accentuating these both sides.


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Re: On The Lotheni Road
« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2013, 08:43:51 PM »

Fantastic!
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