View Full Version : Pathway in Autumn

11-05-2008, 06:58 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3221/3009910289_1cd8799964_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jas_photos/3005782885/)
ILford XP Super 120 mm
F22 at 1/20sec
Mamiya 80 mm lens
UV Haze filter

11-06-2008, 01:31 PM
It would have been even better if the people were closer and less centered but all in all I like this shot, but it is way too flat.

It seriously needs more contrast. There is no true back in this image and very few highlights, it's mostly midtones.

With quite a bit of burning and some dodging this shot could sing.

Hope that helps

11-06-2008, 04:58 PM
the title makes me think fall colors, so to see a b&w pic leaves me a little deflated. i'd prefer it in color. might make the 'flatness' marko speaks of improve a little as well. i'd also clone out the 20 max speed limit sign, as it draws my eye towards it, and maybe level it a tad...

11-06-2008, 06:55 PM
OK, Thanks for the comments! I have a nasty habit of centering things. Part of the problem is the scan of the picture is not as contrasty as the original but I probably would have benefited from a yellow filter, I would guess? It is slightly atilt now that you mention it. :eek: I have a couple of others I took at the same time that are a little straighter and with the people a little closer. I like the idea of a B&W autumn pic but agree it needs more contrast then this to pull it off. Thanks again.

11-07-2008, 07:07 AM
i can't see it...

11-07-2008, 12:10 PM
I downloaded Adobe Lightroom trial version and darkened the image up a bit. I have never used this program before.


11-07-2008, 01:08 PM
I would try to play with the levels first, THEN try to selectively dodge and burn.

You need a full range of tones to get a great print.

This version is better than the last - but now you are overdarkening the highlights.

Again some quick levels or curves play will quickly let you see the print's potential...and then you can selectively dodge and burn to further refine the image.

P.S. MUCH easier to critique the photo if it was embedded in this thread like the first shot.

Hope that helps - thx

11-09-2008, 09:03 AM
Another attempt. I am slowly learning how to use some of the light room stuff but have a ways, nay a long way to go still. Thanks for your patience. :)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3253/3014870687_2350b47c69_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jas_photos/3014870687/sizes/l/)