Alleghany County, North Carolina

by Kelly Landrum

alleghany county north carolina seeking critique kelly landrum

Gallery: Mountains and Woods

Tags: seeking critique

Category: Landscape

Exif Information:
Make : Canon
Model : Canon EOS 5D
Date Time Original : 2009-08-22 23:08:10
Focal Length : 70/1
Shutter Speed Value : 1/256
Exposure Time : 1/250
Aperture Value : 9.9
F Number : 9.9
Iso Speed Ratings : 1600
Flash : 16
Metering Mode : 5
Orientation : 1
X Resolution : 72.0000000
Y Resolution : 72.0000000
Software : Adobe Photoshop CS2 Windows

Published: Saturday 26th of September 2009 10:12:09 PM


Comments

Landrum Kelly
Thanks, Afshin and Patsy. It was a nice day up on that high plateau. --Lannie

Afshin Azizi
Great subject and beautifuly captured...

Landrum Kelly
Thanks, Tom. I was hoping that you would come back and tell me what you use. I'll try what you say. One thing I will say is this: I am usually guided by trying to avoid over-sharpening effects on grass and leaves, and thus the low USM value that I often use in post-processing --Lannie

Patsy Dunn
Lannie, Nice shot. Regards, Patsy

Tom Wiggins
Landrum: I like the compostion, but think a little sharpening on the building could improve the photo. You did a good job with the exposure given the lighting conditions. Tom

Landrum Kelly
Thanks, Tom. I used unsharp mask set at 50 on this one. --Lannie

Meir Samel
beautiful photo and beautiful country.. That is also what we need over here: trees, grass and water.

Tom Wiggins
Landrum: I think I would have tried more than 50%. I have provided a couple of links below that explains sharpening. I find that most of my photos end up with about 125-150%. My try remember is 75% upon your 50% or about 125%. Tom http://www.lonestardigital.com/usm_fade.htm http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutorials/unsharp-mask.htm

Landrum Kelly
Wow, Tom! You are so right. I also upped the contrast. I am going to upload the reworked version now (at USM 125%), but I don't know when it will change on the screen. It sure looks better! Thanks--and thanks for the tutorial links. In all these years using PS, I never once tried "Fade" or even understood what it was about. --Lannie

Tom Wiggins
Lannie: You are very welcome. I agree with the oversharpening in the trees and grass, You could apply the sharpening selectively. I use PE7 and have a couple books that are really good. Look for Focal Press books they are quite good and and sometimes have DVDs included. Borders carrys them. Tom

Landrum Kelly
Alleghany County, North Carolina Made near the S. Fork of the New River in northwestern NC, almost in VA. Comments welcome.

--Lannie

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