composition - 9, processing 9
Thank you Mike! I am very green with processing, but I am very proud of this composition. I have only been shooting since October.
Great 1st post...Water looks slightly bit mapped/pixel elated to me, also need more info on the details panel for camera, exposures etc...All helps to give a more accurate evaluation of your work...
Hi Amy, glad to see you posted. First off the composition itself is an Excellent subject matter for an HDR image. always post as many Details above to allow for better assessment of how the image was produced.
Watermarks are good to protect ones work, but try to make much smaller and place in either the bottom right or left corners as not to take away from the image. Image is rather hard to rate accurately because I do not know how many Exposures are involved.
As is I rate it a 7-GOOD for a first post. this image has lots of potential to be a 10 with better processing which you can obtain by working with Programs designed for HDR and learning by trial and error.
I see you posted processed with Photoshop. Most HDR artist here process with Photomatix Pro. Look at the image next to yours, Fred say " Hi!" from Shanghai". then look at his portfolio. This is the level you want to achieve. Clean and Natural Not over pro
Clean and Natural not over processed. Your image today has the look of being a bit Over Processed IMHO making it look very Painterly rather than clean.
Although if Painterly is Effect you are looking for then you do not even need HDR. You can just process your images in Topaz Labs Adjust Program and get this effect and more.
Thank you all for the feedback! I agree with the watermark as well as the "painterly" feel. I think the water looks a bit too pixelated now that I look at it from your prospective Ed.
The strange color was the sunlight coming through the trees that I just couldn't highlight properly.
I like this, superb