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    Would like some feedback on the general composition of this Image.
    It was taken in Yunnan, China Last December.
    I would like to know if there are any post-processing that i can do to improve this image, and is there anything that I should or should have not done when I took this image.
    This picture was taken due to the symmetry that was found in the scene.

    Settings were F/8 Aperture, 1/125s shutter, ISO 200.
    Taken using a Canon EOS 1000D with kit lens (18-55mm IS)



    Thanks a lot.
    Last edited by knoxknocks; 20th February 2010 at 11:36 AM.

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    i like it, nothing to critic on the compo, just the PP, i've taken liberty to work on it..here is what i did in adobe photoshop:

    1) overall levels adjustments to set the black/white points

    2) using mask to selectively enhance reflection

    3) multiply layer while masking the forest on the left

    4) some vibrance, saturation, brightness/contrast and gradient tool as finishing touches

    5) noise reduction to smooth out the grain in the sky

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    Hey, Thanks for your work. Really appreciate it!

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    Default Re: Reflection in water

    If I'm right I believe your horizon is tilted.
    Mildly distracting.

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    Hi I am a beginner in DSLR but would like to share my 2 cents' worth opinion since I am also interested in landscape photography.

    1. PP done by elavan was great, it significantly enhace the pics, making it more colourful and vibrant.
    2. Pic was a bit tight in composition, in my humble opinion. Would be better to have a bit more sky and the full reflection of the mountains in the water.

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    Default Re: Reflection in water

    Quote Originally Posted by tainted View Post
    If I'm right I believe your horizon is tilted.
    Mildly distracting.
    eh...was it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by leowyien View Post
    eh...was it?
    You can tell from the water horizon haha.
    Its tilted slightly

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    Quote Originally Posted by tainted View Post
    You can tell from the water horizon haha.
    Its tilted slightly
    Use 7D's horizon technology or the nikon's .
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    elavan has done a great job...TS should try it at home too...overall, the horizon and it wud be really good if could see more reflection like photoeye mentioned.
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    Default Re: Reflection in water

    my critic on the pic is that it doesnt look real... the serenity of the place got destroyed. the orig pic looks better.

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    Me too prefer the original
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    prefer the original too, more of a scenery-telling picture,
    thats not so say pp-ed is not good, but it's more like a postcard material..

    and yes, horizon is tilted and u should rotate it at least..

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    Original photo was slightly overexposed and tilted. It didn't help that the lighting was rather flat. If only the mountains were more strongly lit, it'd make a great scene. Can't rush nature!

    I didn't like the PP-ed scene... too unnatural.
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    I like the original photo too. My opinions are the pic is too tight as mentioned and tilted horizon.

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    Prefer the original too but its a bit too bright for my liking.
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    prefer the original like the rest amid colors a little dull and flat + reflection cut off which doesnt quite appeal to me.
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    maybe this is a little better? i did some simple lighting adjustments and rotated it..

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    Default Re: Reflection in water

    better
    but still overexposed... slightly....
    Exploring! :)

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    which part is still overexposed?
    i wanna brush up my pp skills too

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