View Full Version : Colors of Autumn

Dave Mills
06-03-2010, 11:52 AM
I shot this in Autumn at Ken Lockwood Gorge in Califon NJ. It's only 15 min from my house so I can check when the colors are strong. The shooting is done from about 9-11 and then the harsh light starts hitting the water. Great place for reflections and water flow.
Nikon D300,80-400mm,F22,1/20,ISO 200,0 comp,tripod mtd

Kobus Tollig
06-03-2010, 02:32 PM
REally nice colours. I do feel that that the IQ not your usual standard

Dave Mills
06-03-2010, 03:09 PM
Hi Kobus, Thanks for the comments..curious to know what about the IQ you feel isn't there? sharpness,too much going on,framing etc?
I like to post images at times I feel have good qualities but there are other factors that can make me unsure. Sometimes we,as makers, are too close to our images to see certain flaws that others might point out.
Good exercise for all of us...

Kobus Tollig
06-03-2010, 03:24 PM
Hi Dave sorry for not being more clear;). I feel that the rock in the FG is a bit on the soft side

Dave Mills
06-03-2010, 03:28 PM
Hi, Ok! have to take another look at sharpening that area...

David Thomasson
06-03-2010, 03:43 PM
Very nice, Dave. Interesting idea having the colors reflected instead of shown directly. I agree about selectively sharpening the foreground rock. I also
took most of the cyan out of the background rocks.



Roman Kurywczak
06-03-2010, 04:36 PM
Hey Dave,
David beat me to it! Nice job on sharpening the FG rocks and taking some of the cooler colors out. Is that the rock where I went in?

Dave Mills
06-03-2010, 11:04 PM
Hi, no it's further downstream Roman. I do have you wading around downstream..
Thanks for the repost David. The rocks had even more of a bluish caste than shown which I toned down but definately not enough. I like the repost and the sharpening. A definate improvement

Katherine Enns
06-04-2010, 10:15 AM
Ok, Roman took the plunge I gather. ;) I like the sharpening, but is it my imagination that the horizon is tilted down to the left? LOVE the colors, Dave.

Dave Mills
06-04-2010, 10:43 AM
Hi Katherine, It might appear that way due to image's perspective. I use a bubble level with landscapes so I'm pretty sure I was showing level on it. It would be an easy fix!