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Comments (9)

Kevin Childress on May 29, 2010

Really struggled with the exposure on this one ... couldn't seem to get the lower half where I wanted it without loosing the color of the sky.

David Wilson on June 2, 2010

"Really struggled with the exposure on this one ... couldn't seem to get the lower half where I wanted it without loosing the color of the sky."

I had a similar problem with an after sunset shot in France - some poppies in a field in the foreground with a nice looking (if not so dramatic!) sky. Eventually combining two exposures in Photoshop using hand painted layer mask gave a result which looked like I remembered it. French Poppy Field

((Ospr3y)) on June 2, 2010

Beautiful! I ain't never up this early to see such beauty any more. :)

Kevin Childress on June 3, 2010

DIW, Thank you for linking me to the Poppy Field - it makes the point exactly. I will certainly give this a try as quickly as possible. Also, I had a go through your "Back to Blighty" folder - it's nice to put a face with the name!

Best regards,


Kevin Childress on June 3, 2010

Liam, Believe me, I didn't get out of bed that early in the morning just to practice our craft!! I was in Ohio for work that week and just got a really early start on my drive home, which is where I got this lot of early-morning photos.

BritPlom on June 16, 2010

Hi Kevin! I can't get the full size version of this picture. It looks not to be jpeg file. I remember you had a similar problem some times ago, as you uploaded a tiff file. So, it is probably same problem. Why are you using tiff format? With the tiff format, you have less quality loss than with jpeg. But this does not really matter as you have a 10 Megapix camera. I you work with the native resolution of the camera, then at the end reduce the size to the one of the screen, you will not notice any degradation.

Kevin Childress on June 16, 2010

Hello, BritPlom! This is the same photo I mistakenly uploaded as TIFF (the only one) - I won't be making that mistake again! I had been told that editing files as TIFF was less destructive than editing the JPEG files. So I've been saving the original JPEGs that I want to edit as TIFF, making my edits, and resaving as JPEG for uploading.

BritPlom on June 16, 2010

Kevin, I only use Jpegs, with low compression (high quality). You can look some of my images at full size.. Just make the test. You will see by yourself that at the end,after reducing the size, there i no difference. I will add the the convertion jpeg-tiff-jpeg also alter the image...

Corey Coyle on March 9, 2014

Awesome Picture!!!


Corey Coyle

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