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Post by Matt Quinn » Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:33 pm

The early morning Chuck lighting (aka back lighting) first caught my eye and prompted me to stop for a gander. Then I noticed the diminutive mirror imaging of the hillocks of snow and the posture of the grazing sheep. Then I noticed the curdling effect of tiny hooves on the snow creating a field of popcorn and cottage cheese. Yuk. So I took some photos and went home for breakfast. Matt


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Post by LindaShorey » Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:19 pm

I get such a kick out of your humor, Matt! And I like the overhanging foreground branches of #1 very much.
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Post by Matt Quinn » Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:57 pm

LindaShorey wrote:I get such a kick out of your humor, Matt! And I like the overhanging foreground branches of #1 very much.


Thanks Linda. Had to block out the sun, so the tree provided. Matt
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Post by Duck » Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:26 pm

I like the branches in the foreground also but I tend to wonder if they might be a bit too low. I see a little bit of the hilltop at left and would like to see that line follow through a little clearer across the frame. As it is, the tangent between branch and hilltop are too close together. Raised a little would also give the sheep a little more headroom too, while still maintaining cover from the sun. But this is just conjecture, not knowing the logistics of the location.

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Post by Matt Quinn » Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:14 am

Duck wrote:I like the branches in the foreground also but I tend to wonder if they might be a bit too low. I see a little bit of the hilltop at left and would like to see that line follow through a little clearer across the frame. As it is, the tangent between branch and hilltop are too close together. Raised a little would also give the sheep a little more headroom too, while still maintaining cover from the sun. But this is just conjecture, not knowing the logistics of the location.

As always, just my two bits. ;)


As you suspected, I tried a lower shot but the sun glare blew out the screen. Had to settle since I was running barely on time to take some photos at my grandson's school for a class project. May try again if the snow and sun cooperate. I have to go back because one child was out sick. They are doing a collage of their hands for a fund-raiser. Here's hoping. Matt
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Post by Matt Quinn » Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:09 pm

Duck wrote:I like the branches in the foreground also but I tend to wonder if they might be a bit too low. I see a little bit of the hilltop at left and would like to see that line follow through a little clearer across the frame. As it is, the tangent between branch and hilltop are too close together. Raised a little would also give the sheep a little more headroom too, while still maintaining cover from the sun. But this is just conjecture, not knowing the logistics of the location.

As always, just my two bits. ;)


Duck, Another shot. I played around with the tone curve. Fun. Looks darker in pM than in LR on my monitor. ? Matt

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Post by Duck » Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:34 pm

I recall making a coment about your images looking under exposed a while back, leading me to think you may have the brightness level too high on your monitor. Now that you have mentioned that your Lightroom edit image looks brighter than your exported JPG image on the same monitor then I am thinking it is a color space issue.

Lightroom is able to edit in several color spaces but web browsers tend to display in one or two (typically sRGB). Looking at your EXIF it shows me you are editing in an uncalibrated color space which leads me to think you might be using the ProPhoto color space. It is a larger color space and most people don't need that. You might want to switch to display sRGB or AdobeRGB in your Lightroom settings. This should solve that issue for you.
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Post by Matt Quinn » Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:48 pm

Duck wrote:I recall making a coment about your images looking under exposed a while back, leading me to think you may have the brightness level too high on your monitor. Now that you have mentioned that your Lightroom edit image looks brighter than your exported JPG image on the same monitor then I am thinking it is a color space issue.

Lightroom is able to edit in several color spaces but web browsers tend to display in one or two (typically sRGB). Looking at your EXIF it shows me you are editing in an uncalibrated color space which leads me to think you might be using the ProPhoto color space. It is a larger color space and most people don't need that. You might want to switch to display sRGB or AdobeRGB in your Lightroom settings. This should solve that issue for you.



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Changed from ProPhoto to sRGB. Looks better already. Many thanks. Matt
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Post by Duck » Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:58 pm

Yes! What a difference. Looks much better. :thumbup:
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Post by Matt Quinn » Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:58 am

Duck wrote:Yes! What a difference. Looks much better. :thumbup:



Many thanks for the suggestion and the point. Matt
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