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Chairman Bill

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Dartmoor river
« on: May 22, 2019, 06:05:29 pm »

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Re: Dartmoor river
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2019, 05:05:22 am »

Good B&W.

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Re: Dartmoor river
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2019, 07:08:41 am »

I like!

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Re: Dartmoor river
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2019, 08:37:26 am »

I like it ,
and forgive me for mutilating your photo, but personally i would prefer it more like this.
the air and earth balanced and strong

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Re: Dartmoor river
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2019, 11:52:38 am »

I like that - does the sky more justice than my version

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Re: Dartmoor river
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2019, 02:34:58 pm »

Very Nice! 
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Re: Dartmoor river
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2019, 03:15:21 pm »

I like that - does the sky more justice than my version

I think he's overdone it a bit, but my first thought was that the stark "top half light, bottom half dark" of your version could benefit from a little rebalancing.

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Re: Dartmoor river
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2019, 06:03:15 pm »

I agree it is a bit too...much, but it gives the direction.
I did it in photoshop just with curves and masks, but you can do it too in LR i guess.
Glad you did not think I ruined your photo ;)
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Re: Dartmoor river
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2019, 06:41:32 pm »

Strong image.  I would crop the sky some though, probably a little less than halfway.  And some darkening might help balancing it too but not so much that it takes away from the drama of the the great foreground.  May be...

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Re: Dartmoor river
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2019, 09:26:51 pm »

For me, a major attraction of landscapes in general is the glorious interplay of colors, as well as any interesting aspects and forms in the composition.

I'd be very reluctant to remove the blueness of the sky and the rich greenness of the foliage, and so on. Howver, if the colors are rather dull and don't appear to match well, I can appreciate that a B&W conversion might be more appealing.

On the other hand, changing the color balance and saturation in Photoshop might still produce a more appealing result than a B&W conversion, at least for me.
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Re: Dartmoor river
« Reply #10 on: May 24, 2019, 02:08:10 am »

For me, a major attraction of landscapes in general is the glorious interplay of colors, as well as any interesting aspects and forms in the composition.

I'd be very reluctant to remove the blueness of the sky and the rich greenness of the foliage, and so on. Howver, if the colors are rather dull and don't appear to match well, I can appreciate that a B&W conversion might be more appealing.

On the other hand, changing the color balance and saturation in Photoshop might still produce a more appealing result than a B&W conversion, at least for me.

Well here's the colour version. I always envisaged it in B&W but you might prefer this

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Re: Dartmoor river
« Reply #11 on: May 24, 2019, 03:17:17 am »

Well here's the colour version. I always envisaged it in B&W but you might prefer this

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Re: Dartmoor river
« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2019, 04:09:17 am »

I could see myself liking the color version with the three redish, greenish, blueish color areas. I would however not open up the bottom foreground that much. Looks slightly unnatural, and keeping it darker, or darkening it with a gradient would introduce a bit more drama, and a slightly better separation between the riverbed and the greens. That might lose the impression of streaming water though.
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Re: Dartmoor river
« Reply #13 on: May 24, 2019, 08:41:20 am »

Well here's the colour version. I always envisaged it in B&W but you might prefer this


The colours and shading don't look quite natural on my monitor. I've cropped the sky, brightened the blue, raised the shadows and changed the hue of the rocks.

The image now looks more natural and pleasing to me.

 
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Re: Dartmoor river
« Reply #14 on: May 24, 2019, 09:00:15 am »

Processing low quality jpegs doesn't make sense imo because the slightest change will quickly degrade and posterize an image?

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Re: Dartmoor river
« Reply #15 on: May 24, 2019, 09:24:29 am »

Processing low quality jpegs doesn't make sense imo because the slightest change will quickly degrade and posterize an image?

Can't notice any degradation on my monitor, comparing Chairman Bill's colour version with my modified version, side by side in Photoshop. However, if you're worried about that, convert the image to 16 bit Tiff before processing it, then convert it back to 8 bit and save again as jpeg.
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Re: Dartmoor river
« Reply #16 on: May 24, 2019, 12:07:44 pm »

At least people seem to think it's worth messing about with until I get it right. That's a positive :-)
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