PHOTO: Rejection Mt View Lighting

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BeaconsJon
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Posted Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:08PM

Hi, I would welcome any feedback on where I went wrong and what I need to do to improve the lighting on this image http://dl.dropbox.com/u/23390658/Ysgyryd%20Fawr%20SE%20View_edited-23.jpg and similar images in the future.


We regret to inform you that we cannot accept your submission, entitled Ysgyryd Fawr ( https://i.istockimg.com/file_thumbview_approve/22490637/2/stock-photo-22490637-ysgyryd-fawr.jpg) for addition to the iStockphoto library for the following reasons:

We found the overall composition of this file's lighting could be improved. Some of the technical aspects that can all limit the usefulness of a file are:

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sjlocke
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Posted Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:11PM
I dunno. I like it a lot as is.
kelvinjay
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Posted Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:29PM
I like it and I think it has potential but the foreground seems a bit lacklustre. I'd be tempted to recover a bit more of the blown sun area and reduce it in size and make the edges of that area a bit softer. Maybe something more like this:

Ysgyryd%20Fawr%20SE%20View_edited-23

I just did a bit of selective dodging in photoshop.

(Edited on 2012-12-17 13:30:38 by kelvinjay)
donald_gruener
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Posted Mon Dec 17, 2012 4:50PM
Agreed ^ Kelvin's edit makes all the difference.
BeaconsJon
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Posted Thu Dec 20, 2012 12:17PM
Thanks very much for your time and comments. Your edit does look a lot better Kelvin, many thanks! I think I need to work on my photoshop skills...
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