The bridge, C&C welcome

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klayking Regular Member • Posts: 445
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First time post in this forum. C&C welcome. really struggle with this bridge.

SOOC with crop to bring shadow close to bottom.

SOOC

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Kevner Contributing Member • Posts: 639
Re: The bridge, C&C welcome

Greetings klayking,

Compositionally, I prefer the vertical image.  In terms of additional refinement, I would probably lighten the path a bit as well as lighten the building in the distance., the "objective" of the path.  After this adjustments, I might try to darken the trees a bit for more foreboding.

Just my two cents.  Take em for what they are worth.

Kk

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Re: The bridge, C&C welcome

I prefer the vertical.  The lighting is tough - looks like strong light (shadows).  That was well handled by you.  I would burn the building in the back more.  IMO it is too strong.  Good exposure and sharpness.  I would like to see it with a little more straignt on just as a comparison.  The vertical shows well.

Rick

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OP klayking Regular Member • Posts: 445
Re: The bridge, C&C welcome

Kevner wrote:

Greetings klayking,

Compositionally, I prefer the vertical image. In terms of additional refinement, I would probably lighten the path a bit as well as lighten the building in the distance., the "objective" of the path. After this adjustments, I might try to darken the trees a bit for more foreboding.

Just my two cents. Take em for what they are worth.

Kk

HI Kevner,

Thank you very much for the comment. I do prefer the vertical more. I will be honest that do not see building play a BIG role before taking the shot. When I viewed the picture, I saw the path, to the bridge and the building in the back that make good connection.  So I do agree with your recommendation and see exactly the same thing. Thanks for confirming.

This is SOOC with crop only, from infrared mod 720nm fuji x-e2 with 850nm filter on. used fuji bw+R filter simulation. I guess in order to archive what you suggested, I can only do it through post, correct?

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OP klayking Regular Member • Posts: 445
Re: The bridge, C&C welcome

rick decker wrote:

I prefer the vertical. The lighting is tough - looks like strong light (shadows). That was well handled by you. I would burn the building in the back more. IMO it is too strong. Good exposure and sharpness. I would like to see it with a little more straignt on just as a comparison. The vertical shows well.

Rick

Hi Rick,

Thanks for the comment and kind words. Taken around 10:30 yesterday in good sun light but I was in a wooded area with only a small path.

I think you have a very good point there. It might be already very significant even turn down a bit, given the darkness of the whole picture.

This picture was -1 ev. Thanks for comment on the exposure. I was worried if I have it too under, but I decide to go SOOC after played with raw. honestly, I cannot beat or even reproduce the SOOC. I am using rawtherapee and learning. Not very good with post yet.

Frank

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Kevner Contributing Member • Posts: 639
Re: The bridge, C&C welcome

Hi klayking,

yes, my suggestions would all be done in post processing.

Kk

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Kevner Contributing Member • Posts: 639
Re: The bridge, C&C welcome

Greetings klayking,

I hope you don't mind but I took quick moment to illustrate how I would process the image.

All relatively subtle changes.

Regards,

Kk

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OP klayking Regular Member • Posts: 445
Re: The bridge, C&C welcome

Kevner wrote:

Greetings klayking,

I hope you don't mind but I took quick moment to illustrate how I would process the image.

All relatively subtle changes.

Regards,

Kk

Thank you very much for taking the effort to do it and show me.

I actually played the image with gimp's doggy and burning tool yesterday.(I only use open source tool) Learned something new yesterday. I did what Rick suggested, but after I turned down the building, it has less contrast. The building still attract eye but I don't really like it.

Then I tried your recommendation with doggy and I think I like yours better.

I see the limit of this picture after that, but the important thing is I have learned something from it based you and Rick's recommendation. Thanks again, to both of you.

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