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    Blessings Captured
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    These are my top 4 pictures from my resent Photography Field Day in the Buffalo National River, Arkansas.

    What do you think? How could I’ve composed them better? What about editing? Anything else?

    With the tent, what one do you like better- light trails or no light trails? (On the one with light trails I Photoshoped the tent in because it was blown out. I also ps the sunrise to try and remove some of the lens flare.)

    Thanks!

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    #53972
    Frazer Family
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    I definitely like the lighting in the first picture. There’s more ambient, comfortable light about it.
    It would have been really nice, in my opinion, if there had been a little more “sunset-like” colour in the sky, but that’s personal opinion.

    I’ve attached the way I’d have edited your first tent picture; making the green light from the tent a little more warm (yellow vs green) and adding a little contrast. But again, this is probably personal preference.

    Your other shots, particularly the sunset picture, are really awesome. I’m curious what the original sunset pic looked like; I’m continually trying to put in sun-flares, and not taking them out! But your final product looks great. Keep up the great work!

    William

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    #53975
    Blessings Captured
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    Thank you @Frazerfamily.

    How did you just warm up the tent and not the whole picture?

    It would have been really nice, in my opinion, if there had been a little more “sunset-like” colour in the sky.

    By the time we got back from our rainy hike that was all that was left of the sun. But it would have been nice to have both, sunset light and blue hour light.

    I’ve attached my pre-photoshop sunrise picture. I had taken two shots on a tripod one with my finger over the sun.

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    #53989
    Joshua Ong
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    The most beautiful natural phenomenon taken from an excellent vantage point. I really like the sunrise shot, with interesting elements in the foreground.

    I also ps the sunrise to try and remove some of the lens flare.

    I agree. It can be frustrating at times with the flares appearing in the frame when taking pictures of sunrises/sunsets. Fortunately, the less noticeable ones can be removed during photo processing.

    But it would have been nice to have both, sunset light and blue hour light.

    I guess, in the absence of golden hour lighting, the picture of the tent still appears inviting, illustrating night camping albeit without a starry sky.

    #54002
    Frazer Family
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    @blessingscaptured said:

    …@frazerfamily, how did you just warm up the tent and not the whole picture?…

    It was pretty simple, actually. I simply used darktable‘s ‘color zones‘ tool (I think the rough equivalent in Lightroom is the HSL tool). Basically, I pushed the greens a bit down in the hue, to make them yellower.
    This is one of darktable’s most powerful and useful tools, and if you use darktable, I recommend that you get to know it thoroughly.

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    #54005
    Blessings Captured
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    Thank you @Frazerfamily, I tried it in LR and it worked. I’ll have to keep that in mind for future pictures.

    Thank you @joshua_ong for your input aswell.

    #54006
    Joshua Ong
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    This is one of darktable’s most powerful and useful tools, and if you use darktable, I recommend that you get to know it thoroughly.

    How does darktable compare to RawTherapee? Is the former more powerful, offering more editing options, than the latter? Would darktable be a closer substitute to Lightroom than RawTherapee?

    Sorry for my questions as I’m fairly new to this area of photography.

    #54007
    Frazer Family
    Participant

    @joshua_ong said

    How does darktable compare to RawTherapee?

    That would be a question I’m not in a position to answer acurately. On first trial, I found Darktable more ergonomic and easier to learn than RawTherapee. (and that is NOT a compliment to RawTherapee!)

    @buddingphotographer
    or another member might have some more useful comments than what I could give you.
    I will say that Darktable has fulfilled all my needs as a amateur hobbyist.

    #54008
    Frazer Family
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