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Old Feb 12, 2013, 7:39 PM   #1
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this is a 3 shot HDR picture shot in january off Ramsgate in England. please feel free to comment honestly

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Old Feb 13, 2013, 5:53 AM   #2
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I like it! Good lighting and intersting composition.
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 10:07 AM   #3
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Thanks Wingman, I appreciate your kind words
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Thats a really nice image, id be happy to have taken it.
Only critique i have:

There is a halo around the bandstand roof where it meets the sky, probably from the HDR process. Once i noticed it, it remains quite visible. Thats the main thing id fix.

More personal, id change the crop, id lose some off the bottom, and a tiny bit off the top, and a bit off the right, and have the bandstand off center, to the right, as you have now, but it will be more off center. theres enough dark with the tones in the bandstand, and the huge black bottom part of the photo dominates a bit. not a whole lot, but get rid of half an inch off the bottom or there abouts. offsetting the bandstand more ( by cropping) give a more wide angle perspective, and also gives the image a bit more depth as to my eye, it then feels like you can almost walk around the bandstand to see the sun.

Just my 2c.
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 4:01 PM   #5
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Thanks schmintan, i take on board your advice and youre right i should have had it more intentionally off centered to the right. halos are so hard to avoid on hdr and i did try to keep this one to a minimum on my monitor. its one of them side effects that often come with good medicine

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very nice mate ....I wouldnt worry about the halo too much it is minimal for what you have achieved
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Sorry if i came across harsh regarding the halo. I am pedantic about such things in my images and just viewed your image as if i took it, what would i need to do to make it into something i could print and hang on the wall.

Its a great image, halo or not.
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