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08-28-2014, 04:18 PM   #1
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The Falls of Saint Marys Monastery
Lens: Pentax DA 18-55 Camera: K5 Photo Location: Maryland ISO: 100 

Taken near the ruins of the Monastery in Howard County Maryland. Some PP in LR4. Comments and critique are always welcome.

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08-29-2014, 08:04 AM   #2

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You did a really nice job of capturing the water in this image. However, there is a lot of dead space and a couple of distractions (large rock bottom left corner) that could benefit from cropping the image. For this image, my favorite crop was a square crop. It removed the most dead space on the ends and helped remove the big rock.

I also suggest using a levels adjustment layer to make the water a bit more white and to add a little contrast. The levels layer I used is shown here.

The final image is here.

If you can reshoot, I would play around with the composition. Maybe trying to shoot it in portrait instead of landscape.


Disclaimer: thus edit was purely done to my particular tastes and do not necessarily represent the views of management.

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08-30-2014, 05:50 AM   #3
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Thank you, Tim for your helpful comments. I took a couple of dozen shots of this waterfall using 3 different lenses and compositions. I did have several similar to the crop you had done but thought showing more of the wall added some dimension. In retrospect, I think those compositions and the one you provided are a definite improvement. Thank you again.

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