Winkworth Aboretum (with a touch of HDR)


Kevriano

Link Posted 07/11/2017 - 05:13
I was generally underwhelmed with the shots I took at the weekend, they just lacked the punch that the naked eye seemed to show, and so I have played a little with these, just to boost colour/saturation a little. These are the only 4 I liked, out of about 60. I particularly think that 3 works nicely, and the K3 made a good job of a tricky exposure due to the suns position.




K3, K3 II, 100MM 2.8 Macro, Sigma 10-20 3.5, Sigma 17-50 2.8, Nikon D7500, Tamron 150 600 G2
Last Edited by Kevriano on 07/11/2017 - 05:15

Nigelk

Link Posted 07/11/2017 - 08:34
The four you are pleased with are very nice, the water and composition of No.3 add an extra dimension to this shot, it could be a bit warmer for my taste but It's beautiful and natural looking as is.
I'm sure that for every shot any of us are happy with we all have a dozen or more also rans, either clagging up the hard drive or in the bin.

Dorset_Mike

Link Posted 07/11/2017 - 16:43
I feel your pain!
Regards,
Mike

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Kevriano

Link Posted 07/11/2017 - 19:48
I missed one. This was taken on the 150-450 at 150mm from about 250 yards away, far end of the lake.

K3, K3 II, 100MM 2.8 Macro, Sigma 10-20 3.5, Sigma 17-50 2.8, Nikon D7500, Tamron 150 600 G2

alfpics

Link Posted 07/11/2017 - 20:38
I like number 2 and 3; as you say a tricky exposure to get right and the lake reflection really adds to this
Andy

davidstorm

Link Posted 07/11/2017 - 21:47
Number three stands head and shoulders above the other three for me, great composition and reflections. The colours are just a bit too saturated for my taste in the first two.

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David
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jvs

Link Posted 08/11/2017 - 08:44
I agree with David here. No. 3 is excellent. I always find it hard to get the autumn colours correctly saturated - human vision makes a much better job of it!
John
Last Edited by jvs on 08/11/2017 - 08:46

NaimKhan

Link Posted 08/11/2017 - 10:19
Agree with the rest - number 3. Great composition.
PPG

cardiffgareth

Link Posted 09/11/2017 - 19:07
Might be worth seeing what you can get out of a single RAW file for No.3 as I love that composition
Gareth
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Kevriano

Link Posted 09/11/2017 - 19:43
cardiffgareth wrote:
Might be worth seeing what you can get out of a single RAW file for No.3 as I love that composition

Thanks. What do you mean?
K3, K3 II, 100MM 2.8 Macro, Sigma 10-20 3.5, Sigma 17-50 2.8, Nikon D7500, Tamron 150 600 G2

cardiffgareth

Link Posted 09/11/2017 - 21:00
Kevriano wrote:
cardiffgareth wrote:
Might be worth seeing what you can get out of a single RAW file for No.3 as I love that composition

Thanks. What do you mean?

Rather than take multiple images and edit as a HDR, why not look at the images in turn and see what one has slightly clipped highlights and edit that. It's amazing how much detail can be lifted from the shadows
Gareth
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Kevriano

Link Posted 09/11/2017 - 21:04
cardiffgareth wrote:
Kevriano wrote:
Quote:
Might be worth seeing what you can get out of a single RAW file for No.3 as I love that composition

Thanks. What do you mean?

Rather than take multiple images and edit as a HDR, why not look at the images in turn and see what one has slightly clipped highlights and edit that. It's amazing how much detail can be lifted from the shadows

Ahh with you. This was a single shot and I used Nik Collections HDR Efex 2 to play with it.
K3, K3 II, 100MM 2.8 Macro, Sigma 10-20 3.5, Sigma 17-50 2.8, Nikon D7500, Tamron 150 600 G2

Kevriano

Link Posted 10/11/2017 - 17:55
Thanks to everyone who has liked and commented on these pics, and especially on picture 3. Following on from the above from Gareth, here is what the original shot was like, no processing at all.



K3, K3 II, 100MM 2.8 Macro, Sigma 10-20 3.5, Sigma 17-50 2.8, Nikon D7500, Tamron 150 600 G2

alfpics

Link Posted 10/11/2017 - 19:55
Your PP/ enhancement really pulled this one out well!
Andy
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