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Old Gate

Discussion in 'Appraisal Gallery' started by gazza77, Nov 14, 2013.

  1. gazza77

    gazza77 Well-Known Member

    If not what you're expecting, that's the name of the street the houses are on.

    I took this on Sunday morning, during the same walkabout that I took all the HDR processed shots. This however isn't HDR, and despite that, I've still pulled the saturation back quite a lot from the raw file as it was just so bright it didn't look at all realistic, despite the fact it really was pretty much that intense when I took it!

    Old Gate by 77gazza, on Flickr
  2. Cersei

    Cersei Well-Known Member

    I think that clarity is overdone and too bright. Colours are cold too.
  3. Serge1975

    Serge1975 Well-Known Member

    Light wasn't on your side - it's too harsh and because of that you've lost lots of details.
  4. Parsen66

    Parsen66 Well-Known Member

    Personally I would prefer a bit more punch to the colours, just looks washed out.

    I would also crop some from the bottom to lose the dark road/path or whatever it is.
  5. Wheelu

    Wheelu Well-Known Member

    Great potential here, and cropping from the right and bottom would take away a lot of extraneous detail. Looks suspiciously like HDR to me, but might just be the harsh light.
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2013
  6. southonline

    southonline Well-Known Member

    agree it does look HDR to me also, not that used correctly I dislike HDR, just not here

    sorry over processed for me
  7. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    You are letting it over expose. Best to get back some of the contrast you'd expect with shadows almost blocked up. Matrix metering can cause that. [​IMG]
  8. mcgoo

    mcgoo Member

    It's very 'busy' and difficult on the eye. From the water I'm guessing the exposure was around half a second and maybe thats why it looks over exposed in places? It looks like a great scene though and on a better day it would make a stunning shot.

  9. gazza77

    gazza77 Well-Known Member

    Strangely I wouldn't have specifically stated it wasn't HDR if it was. ;) It's had very little processing beyond a little desaturation and shadows lifting. In reality it was very soft early morning light with deep colours and huge contrast, but none of the 3 or 4 shots I took reflected that. No amount of post processing seems to replicate what my eyes saw, one to try again a different day I guess. And ref the cropping comment, it's the river in the foreground ;)
  10. mcgoo

    mcgoo Member

    Funny I thought that when I read it, like.. why would he lie? haha!!
  11. Roger Hicks

    Roger Hicks Well-Known Member

    Like Mick (mcgoo) I find it too busy, and the outline of the demolished house is neither strong enough to be the centre of interest nor unobtrusive enough not to be distracting.



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