weetrees 2010-12-09 14:45
Still dropping down to New Lanark, who can blame you its never the same twice.
Excellent composition as always and most definately expected when i come to look over one of yours.
Many thanks for the wee workshop the other day.
It fairly gave a brighter image though i must say far brighter than the day actually was.
I love the trees, the building and the falls themselves the lighting is great across most of the image.
1 place i dont think the lighting is great is the light i assume is shone onto the falls to make them look pretty.
Its drawing my eye more than it should.
The exposure is perfect in all other respects and across a wide range of lighting.
Needless to say i have a proposed workshop
i havent done much to it just copied the area that was bright applied a very light fill over it the same coulour as the surrounding blue.
Overall effect it has just dulled it a fraction
To weetrees: A great improvement......!
You're quite right - that light shing on the falls from the left did scupper things a bit. If I had arrived a bit earlier, when the ambient light was a bit brighter, it might not have mattered so much. But the light was bright and kept cycling through a variety of gaudy colors as well as white - quite attractive for spectators but not much good for taking photographs.
Perhaps I should go down another time and just a bit earlier in the day. But today the thaw has started - but I thin we're in for more snow again next week!
Like yourself, I tried for ages to dull that bit down a little without making it all too obvious. But you have managed this very well indeed - it has darkened it just the right amount and also added some more detail which I thought had all been burned out.
Perhaps CS5 is a real boon - I just have PSE6 and rather doubt if I could cope with all the bells and whistles that CS5 has to offer.
I have pse6 on my notebook computer i use for basic editing when away from home.
I really missed some of the parts of CS5 that i take for granted.
The best way to get a copy of it is find someone in your family thats a student, that way you can pick it up for about £165.39 against its normal £600+ price tag.
But then again its a lot of money for not a lot extra it really depends on what you do with it.
I find that i do 90% of my normal workflow through lightroom, this takes care of my basic editing needs. It never used to be my daughter used it well before i figured it out, but in the end lightroom is easy as pie especially the later version. For cataloging work its unsurpassed.
I use CS5 for combining multiple bracketed exposures and all panorama work. I think the newer version of Elements even has that included.
If you ever need something specifically done that requires the extra power you could always email me the raw files and i could knock them together and email back
PS the thaw has deffo came my roof is telling me, lets hope the 120 year old cast iron guttering wont give way under the extra weight as it slides down.
I spent hours down strathclyde park yesterday looking for inspiration
I dunno yet if i got it but i did get a decent set of winter landscape shots (the first this latter part of the year)
here if your interested http://www.flickr.com/photos/weetree...119181/detail/
Last edited by Weetrees; 12-09-2010 at 10:50 PM. Reason: forgot something DOH !