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  1. Paranormalist

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    Seen at Lough Gill, County Sligo. Long exposure capture with a 10 stop nd filter. Two exposures for sky and land. Then blended in PS.

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    ISO 100
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    Canon DPP Raw - WB correction, Highlights -1, Shadows +1
    Lightroom - General Adjustments, Grad to darken sky, Contrast boost, Lens correction and horizon straighten, sharpen. Dodge and Burn in PS.
    B&W conversion in Silver Efex Pro 2


     
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    I need to see this big, because that tree on the left looks like it has some camera shake but could be my eyes are screen (no glasses today and lenses).
    I'll comeback and update you with my findings :)
     
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    The main body of the branch looks good to me. It's a nice shot but I'm not sure whether it's "moody" enough for me. I hate saying comments like that because I can't substantiate it.
     
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    thedude- There's no camera shake. If there was then the whole picture would blur.
    biccies - the branch put me in mind of a lake monster and I knew that a B&W conversion would be the way to go for mood. People will interpret moody differently though and I realise that.
    Thanks
     
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    I like the shot in its own right, but unfortunately it doesn't convey 'moody' to me, but I realise it's very subjective so that's only my personal opinion. I like the concept and it's not cheesy or cliché like some of the entries could easily end up being
     
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    I agree - lovely shot but for me the foreground water is too bright to make the shot count as moody...
     
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    FallOutBoy - To me it's a moody landscape but I'm glad you still like the shot even though it doesn't scream out moody to you. Thanks.
    Jim - The smoothed out water focuses attention on the branch which is the main subject. I like the effect of the water around the tip of the branch too! If it were just a normal time exposure with ripples along the water it would just be...well...normal. Thank's, Jim.
     
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    I like it - says moody to me :) would look great on a picture wall
     
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    I like this, and I personally think it looks moody, I think the clouds help with that. My only 'gripe' is the way the tree 'hits' the left side of the frame. I'm not sure if it looks too 'cut off', or if it's because it's not in the corner. I'm just not sure what it is.
     
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    newbie - thanks!
    snerkler - I suppose it's a slight deviation from a more conventional composition but it kind of sits well with me. I think if the branch had touched the horizon line it wouldn't have worked so well but there's just enough separation.
     
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    No, definitely doesn't want to touch the horizon. I think it sits slightly too high in the frame for me. But this discussion is detracting from a very good shot tbh as the composition side of things is just my preference, not that the shot is wrong :smashin:
     
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    Hi well done for getting in a early entry,....now I am no expert on landscapes but for me I would have liked to have seen more of the clouds ,some may say that the fallen dead tree is a tad to dominant in the frame but I like it ....its also good to see your PP workflow ...Good luck
     
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    Den - thanks for your comment.
    Just above that sky there was overhanging foliage. The tree branch itself was in my imagination a lake monster so the bold composition was a sort of conscious choice.
    Thanks again.
     

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