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farbschlurf

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blue hour
« on: December 19, 2017, 03:25:24 pm »

Don't know whether it qualifies for a real landscape, but I think I show it anyway. View large!
As it seems to me, its dusk or dawn about the whole, short day right now, that's what landscapes look like, too often for my taste, right now. Although it got its own beauty.
Thanks for looking.

blue hour by Stefan Berndt, auf Flickr
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Re: blue hour
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2017, 04:08:51 am »

I like it, quiet and blue.

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Re: blue hour
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2017, 05:30:30 am »

I like it too!
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Re: blue hour
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2017, 08:07:04 am »

I love the two dead trees with the bird in the middle of them.  Can you bring the shadows up a bit?
Nice job!
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Re: blue hour
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2017, 09:37:37 am »

Thank you!
I tried a lot with those deep shadows, it's not easy to get them right. I tried them even darker (basically it becomes a solid black area fast) and also with pulled shadows -- but then the hundreds of limbs and trees become _very_ busy and destroy or at least disturb the big shapes of the picture. I'll have a look later - maybe today, maybe tomorrow, I'm about to go get some mulled wine on the christmas market nearby ;-)
Probably best would be to partially lighten the dead trees and the area with the bird. Will try.
Thanks again.
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Re: blue hour
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2017, 02:40:11 pm »

Played with this one a little (of course!) and have decided I like it as is. IMO too much shadow detail detracts from the photo's tonal impact.

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Re: blue hour
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2017, 05:37:39 pm »

Glad you stuck to your guns, but it never hurts to revisit an edit.
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Re: blue hour
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2017, 10:57:34 am »

Here's a modified version, or rather a completely new edit. I found for me, often, when lighten (or darken) some areas the whole thing needs to be reedited soon -- so I just started again from zero.
It's overall lighter, I think still dark enough to have the same mood.

blue hour (2) by Stefan Berndt, auf Flickr
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Re: blue hour
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2017, 03:00:06 pm »

Gotta still cast my vote for the original.  :D

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Re: blue hour
« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2017, 10:30:04 pm »

The original had the mood.

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Re: blue hour
« Reply #10 on: December 26, 2017, 11:23:26 pm »

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Re: blue hour
« Reply #11 on: December 27, 2017, 03:18:55 am »

Thanks! Maybe it's really the first ...
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