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regis Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 13 W: 7 N: 100] (396) [2007-04-12 10:31]

Hello Emma
Indeed - very simple but powerful composition.
I love the colurs of the sky and the clouds structure.
You're right about them - they play almost a crucial role in most compositions. Hopefully here in UK they are very often nothing but amazing.
I agree with Niek about getting rid of those red dots - but it's just a tiny little correction.
Very nice photo, panoramic format works great here.
TFS, Piotr.

regis Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 13 W: 7 N: 100] (396) [2007-02-27 10:48] [+]

Hello Emma

On a day we missed each other the fog was also amazing. I was on Rannoch Moor at that time (waiting for a Sun to rise). It just came out of nowhere and made visibility limited to about few meters. I've never experienced such thing in this place before. It was such a nice view of clouds rolling over the hills. Unfortunately I wasn't in the good place for a decent shot - so had to wait for another ocassion :]

When it comes to your photo it's a very interesting view. Honestly - I've never seen any similar from that place before and I like it a lot. It looks so peaceful and tranquil and I love landscapes taken with telephoto lenses. The only little thing that is a bit distracting to me is the upper right corner - with another tree in the distance. I would also consider cropping it a bit at the bottom. I think that the 50/50 vertical dicision would be perfect for this shot.

TFS and for interesting note.

Piotr

regis Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 13 W: 7 N: 100] (396) [2007-02-21 19:04] [comment] [+]

Really very nice picture.

I've been to this place several times but never found a decent light for photography :/
Still waiting for "that day" :)

I'm looking forward to see some more photos from you soon.

Piotr

regis Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 13 W: 7 N: 100] (396) [2007-02-21 18:54] - [workshop] [compare] [+]

Oh yes - my (so far) favourite peak :)

The only problem for me is - with such a good weather you don't have enough "dramatism" in the shot (if you know what I mean) :) and it looks simply too quiet (but still very nice though).

To answer your question about brightness level - I think this one is about right, the previous one was a tad too dark.

Have a look at those two links - it may help you with your monitor settings:

- http://www.simpelfilter.de/en/farbmanagement/whitepoint.html
- http://www.simpelfilter.de/en/farbmanagement/blackpoint.html

When it comes to your question about glare reduction - you may try to use Selective Color layer and play with the settings.

I've uploaded my version with some glare reduced. Just have a look if that satisfies you.

Piotr

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Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)

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regis Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 13 W: 7 N: 100] (396) [2007-02-20 9:36] [comment]

Really nice model Rick :)
I'm not sure about that blurred part of foreground in lower right corner, but on the other hand it adds some 3-D sens into the photo - so maybe it should stay like that :]

I like the natural colours in the scene.

Don't you think that the sharpness is a tad shifted back ?

regis Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 13 W: 7 N: 100] (396) [2007-02-12 14:38] [4] [+]

Hello Emma

I'm glad you're happy with your new lens and filters :)
It works perpectly in good hands - and I'm sure you are the right person.

I remember I was totally into this lens after a purchase. Now I must say I tend to some longer focal lenghts when possible, but still the magic of wide angle really impress me :)

This is one of my favourite spot in Highland and I just love Etive Mor. Every time I'm around I'm enchanted. You've done a good job here.

When it comes to your horizon problem - what I do in such situations is to check the water reflection. If you use a vertical ruler and try to connect the mountain peaks, you'll see a slight tilt to the right. Now - using a measure tool you can check the tilt level (I would say it's roughly 1,7 deg).

One more thing.
I've noticed some sharpening "halos" on the edges. It happens quite often, when using USM. My advice is to use "history brush" to cancel sharpening in such areas.

TFS Emma and take care.
Hope we'll meet next time.

regis Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 13 W: 7 N: 100] (396) [2007-01-31 8:52] [+]

Interesiting place with some gorgeus evening light.
Color saturation is very nice and the framing suits well here.
The only little thing I would correct is uneven polarisation of the sky.
It happens quite often with polarisers + wide angle lenses, but you can easily correct it here (i.e Burn tool selected on midtones).
Cheers - Piotr

regis Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 13 W: 7 N: 100] (396) [2007-01-31 8:42] - [workshop] [compare] [+]

Hello Tim

Very nice winter view - I like it quite a lot.
The biggest problem with the photo is the fact it is underexposed - you can read some of my critiques in the attached workshop.

PS. Sorry for calling you Bill in the workshop :D
Unfortunately when I noticed that fact it was too late to edit it again.

Cheers - Piotr

regis Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 13 W: 7 N: 100] (396) [2007-01-24 9:29] [+]

Hello Paul

I really like photos with long exposures.
The problem is, when you set your aperture for such small values :
- you have plenty of dust-spots to remove :(
- your lens is loosing it's quality

I would suggest you to try some shots with a full grey filter [i.e 1.2 (4-stops)]
I found it very useful, when stoppping some light is necessary, and it showed some real advantages over closing lens to values like f/22.

The light reflecion on the wet rocks is really nice.

Regards, Piotr

regis Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 13 W: 7 N: 100] (396) [2006-12-16 12:08] [comment]

Nice and crisp photo.
Good composition, colours and DOF
TFS
Piotr