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Tim Joel's picture

Govetts Leap (Blue Mountains, Australia)- Feedback on Editing and Composition!

I went out for sunrise this morning to practice bracketing but all of the compositions I was happy with had lens flares in them and I'm not confident enough with Photoshop to remove them. A lesson learned! Next time I come here for sunrise, I'll be more careful!

That said, I did get this image, which is just one exposure. I would love some feedback on the composition of the image as well as how I've edited it. Any feedback would be helpful! Thanks in advance!

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Radisa Zivkovic's picture

Beautiful capture, nicely composed and processed.
Sometimes when the sky is boring I get tempted to cut it off completely, when possible.

Tim Joel's picture

Thanks Radisa! Yeah, the sky wasn't really doing much and so I do agree with you! Maybe I could even crop the image a little bit!

Thanks again!

Chris Jablonski's picture

Good work, Tim. You capture the hazy atmoshpere well. I agree with Radisa (again!). Looking carefully, though, I think that that mass of foreground trees doesn't quite do the scene justice as is. It is a large mass, and maybe just lacking in interest a bit in terms of texture or contrast.

So I append an edit, where I've cropped a bit off the sky as you mention, and a little from the trees. I've also brought out the trees' texture a bit, and highlighted that patch of them that catches the sun a bit more - it's a pleasing part of the image that I didn't even notice as such until I started editing and they popped out a bit.

Having said all that, I'm not sure I've improved your image, which has its own subdued feel. I may have overcooked it.