During the summer of 2002 we've made our first vacation in France. I took lots of pictures and I ‘ve got some I am really proud of. We stayed at a B&B right near Chambord Castle so I had the chance to photograph this at many times of the day. This photo I took in a late afternoon when I waited for some time for the sun to come out of the clouds and light the beautiful castle. I think the patience paid off. This is the result
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mortijo (12828) 2003-11-14 4:19
As didi said, it is a little over-exposed and there is something wrong with the sharpeness, and that is a pity because the composition is a success. There is, I believe, a puzzle (Ravanstein) wit approximatively the same image.
papagolf21 (85450) 2003-11-17 18:14
Je me suis permis un petit atelier pour essayer de rendre plus net l'ensemble.
C'est dommage parce que la composition était agréable.
I allowed myself a small workshop(studio) to try to make more net the set(group).
It is pity because the composition was pleasant.
I am sorry for my failing English.
Didi (56263) 2003-11-18 12:20
L'automatisme de votre cellule a été influencé par l'avant plan sombre, ce qui a légèrement surexposé le Château.
La solution était de sous exposer légèrement par rapport aux indications.
D'autre part l'image est légèrement floue.
The automatism of your cell was influenced by the dark foreground, which slightly over-exposed the Castle. The solution was under exposing slightly compared to the indications. In addition the image is slightly fuzzy
mjunge (113) 2006-05-27 8:17
Definitly nice shot, very good reflections on the water. A little overexposed in the middle.
clupica (97) 2007-10-08 15:05
If you're still monitoring comments I think this photo might make a great subject for a workshop. I recently read an article at http://www.luminous-landscape.com/tutorials/high-pass-sharpening.shtml about how to create a sharpen mask in photoshop.
I tried it on a copy of this image and it really made a difference. Also, if you have access to Photoshop you can try to adjust the shadow/midtone/highlight values. I had good luck bringing the mid-tones down.