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H1ghlander

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A mixed bag of pictures that have been languishing in Lightroom that aren't doing much other than taking up disk space. Just putting them out to bring them to an end.

Edit: although, this one is growing on me.

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yes that first one really works well. Also like the misty last but one photo.The B/W's work well with the trees..:)
 

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No 6 is really working for me Scott, give it a few days and I bet a few more grow on you.
 

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1 and 5 for me.
6...hmm. i like, but maybe if you were further to the left? Same in getting the foreground..
All great takes.
 

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Gorgeous set. 1, 3 & 5 are my picks. I do agree with Marc in regards to the framing of number 6.
 

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#1 - though maybe some work on the tree, and #5 for me - both have the best quality
 

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Great set, Scott. #1 and #6 for me. I love the processing on 6 and actually like the comp as is
 

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Cheers folks, a right mixed bag but doubt any will be keepers. Either got better on the day or not getting an emotional click with others.
 

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Love second one
 

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Number 2 is strongest here.
Much editing? Early morning light? Looks like an oil painting. As a landscape it's good, but if it had a Cheetah on the branch or a big black cat then you'd be winning wild life photo of the year.
 

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Much editing? Early morning light?
Ha....thank you. If there was a cheetah there then I wouldn't have been. ;)
Yes, lots of editing and some early morning light too, it was just beginning to burn through the mist.
Thanks.
 

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Ha....thank you. If there was a cheetah there then I wouldn't have been. ;)
Yes, lots of editing and some early morning light too, it was just beginning to burn through the mist.
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Photoshop? It does look like an oil painting. Can't think of the painter now. Turner or someone else with a very English sounding name.
 

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Lightroom for some global adjustments usually a personal preset then exported to NIK colour effex to apply a small personal tweak. This process converts the raw in to a large tiff. Once imported back to Lightroom I'll either apply another post NIK preset or some minor delicate adjustments like grads, brush work, radial filters, split toning, that sort of thing. I prefer to use personal presets, it keeps processing time down to a minimum and generally returns consistent results.
If I've inadvertently created a new preset (one that doesn't resemble the original preset used after additional adjustments) I'll save it with the appropriate name with a pre NIK moniker. Once back in Lightroom after the NIK treatment any adjustments made are saved as another preset with the same title but with a post NIK moniker. Sounds complicated but it's really not, it's a workflow which works for me. In essence this method creates two personal presets, one pre and one post NIK.
One preset does not fit all what with different lighting, subjects and conditions but all presets do have a similar theme to suit personal tastes. I never process to numbers or histograms preferring a high quality calibrated monitor, my eyes and mood at the time. Your eyes are a better judge than a bunch of numbers, red green or blue channels or wavey graphs. Don't even know what half that means. Only time I may have a squint at numbers is when print proofing before sending off to the printers.
I giggle every time I see superbly moody atmospheric images only for some dude to comment about historgrams colour channels and numbers within a range. These recommendations may well produce a better picture in technical terms but generally strip away mood, emotion and atmosphere. Elements critical to a successful picture along with composition IMO.
Have a good weekend. :)
 

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I've been coming back on to this thread Scott, and that fifth one, I think you're doing it and yourself a bit of an injustice calling that an also ran.
 

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I've been coming back on to this thread Scott, and that fifth one, I think you're doing it and yourself a bit of an injustice calling that an also ran.
Kind of you to say Sean but it's not really clicking with me and can't put my finger on why. Maybe because the conditions were better before and after or I took a better shot from the same spot by just turning 90 degrees to my right. This one below.
It was a fork in the road, spent ages have an internal debate inside deciding which way to go....lol.

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but it's not really clicking with me and can't put my finger on why
It happens like that, you could throw a hand full of rocks in any direction around this forum and nobble ten folk who don't get the "vibe" off an image but if they show it then another person would do.
 

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That's a lovely set and you seem to be taking good advantage of the mist. Down south it's receded to drab grey skies.

Of the pictures the one I keep going back to look at is no4, I like the delicate grasses in the foreground and the tree trunks snaking upwards in silhouette. Both no 5 and the alternative you just posted are nice, I slightly prefer the newer one for the simplicity of the image..... I know that probably doesn't help!
 

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#5 for me Scott, i love the tones in this, the subtle shades of gold and browns and the greens of the grass contrast with the more subtle tones. And the way the track leads in and round the corner to disappear, what is round there and where doe's it go. Just my interpretation but there is something in that one image that doe's it for me..
 

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Cheers you two. No. 5 is growing on me slowly, as is the second.
 
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