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Challenge: Free Study XIII (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Nikon D70s
Lens: Tokina AF 28-80mm f/2.8 AT-X 280AF Pro for Nikon
Location: Hampshire, England
Date: Sep 23, 2006
Aperture: 9
ISO: 200
Shutter: 250
Galleries: Landscape
Date Uploaded: Sep 25, 2006

A lovely sky over Hampshire in England. Used polariser. Tried varied ways of mixing colour to mono, actually went over twice, then duotoned and converted back to rgb with selective sharpening.

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10/12/2006 08:01:33 AM
Hello from the Critique Club,

You did a wonderful job of post processing for the cloud, as it really has tremendous detail. However, the overall look of the image is flat with little depth to it. Part of that is related to the sky and ground having nearly the same contrast. Masking for the ground and giving it a slightly different contrast than the sky would have helped with this issue. Another contributor is the cropping of the image. As presented, the cloud looks like it is coming straight down instead of towards the horizon. You might want to crop the top of the image through the thickest part of the cloud. To me this would provide a stronger perception that the cloud is floating over your head and not hanging in front of your face.

Feel free to PM me if you have any questions regarding this critique.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/06/2006 10:21:16 AM
a cool cloud, but the shot as a whole isn't too compelling
10/05/2006 02:53:37 PM
The clouds are nice, but in this shot, i think the b/w actually took something away from the photo. I would have prefered some blue sky behind those puffy clouds.
10/03/2006 10:25:07 AM
this is ok.. not a wow image 6
10/02/2006 09:31:00 PM
Often best in b/w as you have done.
10/01/2006 07:55:39 AM
Not a bad cloud, wonder if it would look better in colour?

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