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Old Nov 30, 2009, 2:28 PM   #1
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Default Little Chapel on the Hill

This is actually my first "real world" picture that I've shot with my new Canon XSi and it's 18-55 IS kit lens on - it's a small chapel in my hometown Arzl, a few meters away from my Grandparent's house.

Please tell my what you think about the pic - the good things and, much more important for me as a beginner, the things that I can make better next time:

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Shot a few minutes before the sun hided behind the mountains last weekend - normally at this time of the year, the landscape is covered with snow, but this winter, it's unseasonable warm (around 15 celsius)...

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Old Nov 30, 2009, 2:54 PM   #2
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overall i think this is a good first attempt!

the church is placed nicely on the left 1/3. it would be nice to have some more detail on the front of the church with the mural, but with the low sun, thats just not going to happen without HDR.

i think cloning out the powerline in the bottom right would be good. also it could use a little bit of unsharp mask to bring out the details.

nice start, look forward to more.
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Very nice. Yeah, the powerline (or whatever it is) is a pitty but the pick, the angle and the light are great.
A perfect situation for hdr enhancement.
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I must agree with the other comments. Great composition.
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yeah this is a good shot maggo hards80 i just run this image through dynamic hdr and easy hdr did a quick ldr enhancement and a psuedo it looks does indeed add a little extra
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Old Dec 1, 2009, 1:59 AM   #6
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overall i think this is a good first attempt!

the church is placed nicely on the left 1/3. it would be nice to have some more detail on the front of the church with the mural, but with the low sun, thats just not going to happen without HDR.

i think cloning out the powerline in the bottom right would be good. also it could use a little bit of unsharp mask to bring out the details.

nice start, look forward to more.
Nice to year your positive words - thank you Hards80! Maybe I'll do a little PP on this today to remove the powerline and try to do a Pseudo-HDR - maybe there's a little improvement

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..but the pick, the angle and the light are great...
Thank you Ordo, didn't expected such kind words for my first shot

Mugmar and Simple - thanks for the commendation as well!! I'm curios about the (Pseudo)HDR look of this
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I am not sure if this is an improovment, but I will post it anyway:


Original as posted above:
And the Pseudo-HDR below:
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the pseudo-hdr looks good. it brings out the late day warmth from the sun and gives it some detail.
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Old Dec 1, 2009, 1:03 PM   #9
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the pseudo-hdr looks good. it brings out the late day warmth from the sun and gives it some detail.
My words, Hards80, the HDR transports the feeling much more than the original pic - great job, Walter

So, now I cloned the powerline and the lamp post away and did a Pseudo-HDR also - here's the result:

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Nice shot. I like the angle - giving the feeling of almost reaching the top of a hill... deserving a rest at that lovely little church.

Colours are nice in the final version. cheers
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