Church at Letwell


Photo Information
Letwell is a little hamlet close to Oldcotes and Tickhill on the Nottinghamshire / South Yorkshire Border. This is the Church as seen across the Rape Seed fields.

K-5IIs, Sigma DG 17-70 F2.8-4 Macro, Hitech ND Soft Grad 0.9
06/04/2014 - 19:48davidstorm
CategoryLandscape / Travel
Shutter Speed1/125
Aperturef/7.1
LensN/A
ISO100
Focal Length70mm

autumnlight

Link Posted 06/04/2014 - 23:04

bwlchmawr

Link Posted 07/04/2014 - 06:22
I like the contrast in colour and tone, David.
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alfpics

Link Posted 07/04/2014 - 09:15
bwlchmawr wrote:
I like the contrast in colour and tone, David.

Me too - it looks lovely. Did you have to colour correct the Hi-Tech ND grad to get back to a grey sky?
Andy

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Link Posted 07/04/2014 - 12:43
As has been said pour moi aussi!
Mac from Montreal

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Bluewave

Link Posted 07/04/2014 - 17:00
Delightful picture.

Best Wishes
Andy

GIULIO57

Link Posted 07/04/2014 - 17:38
Nice and delicate
PPG

Teaka53

Link Posted 07/04/2014 - 19:24
bwlchmawr wrote:
I like the contrast in colour and tone, David.

Me too
Malc

davidstorm

Link Posted 07/04/2014 - 22:47
alfpics wrote:
bwlchmawr wrote:
I like the contrast in colour and tone, David.

Me too - it looks lovely. Did you have to colour correct the Hi-Tech ND grad to get back to a grey sky?

Hi Andy, I usually reduce both cyan and blue in the sky, more so the higher the strength of the ND Grad filter. This was 0.9, so more reduction in these tones. However, I also do this sometimes without a filter being used, I don't think the Hitechs are bad at all in this regard and the cast is so easy to remove. I do prefer a natural grey tone in the sky and always try to make it as close to what my eye saw as I possibly can.

Regards
David
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leep

Link Posted 08/04/2014 - 14:19
Nice contrasts!

WaypointCharlie

Link Posted 17/04/2014 - 09:33
This one grabbed me as I was flicking through the gallery..then I saw it was David again. Had to be! Nice composition. You've handled those yellows well - they can be overpowering.

Sorry if I've asked this before but I often see you use grad filters. Any reason you choose to do it this way, rather than post process from bracketed exposures as I tend to do (mostly through laziness)? I can see there may be pros and cons but I imagine the end results would look much the same.
Last Edited by WaypointCharlie on 17/04/2014 - 09:35

davidstorm

Link Posted 20/04/2014 - 00:31
WaypointCharlie wrote:
This one grabbed me as I was flicking through the gallery..then I saw it was David again. Had to be! Nice composition. You've handled those yellows well - they can be overpowering.

Sorry if I've asked this before but I often see you use grad filters. Any reason you choose to do it this way, rather than post process from bracketed exposures as I tend to do (mostly through laziness)? I can see there may be pros and cons but I imagine the end results would look much the same.

I do this because I like to get the shot 'right' in camera. If it is right in the first instance it gives so much more scope for processing - nothing needs to be forced and the end result is, I believe, more natural and easier on the eye. I try to avoid blown highlights and unrecoverable shadows at all costs, to the extent that I delete any images (no matter how good) that have any blown highlights or unrecoverable shadows. This is a rule I have always applied and it seems to work for me.

Regards
David
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WaypointCharlie

Link Posted 24/04/2014 - 10:41
Thanks David. I think that's a good approach. It certainly seems to work for you and I do admire your landscapes. A while back I found them a bit more contrasty than I would dare, but not so now. Perhaps you're easing off on the contrast. More likely my taste has developed!
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