Mire

Low water sun reflected in flood water on misty meadow with trees and clouds in background Stratfield Mortimer Berkshire UK black and white portrait composition nature rural countryside documentary photograph ©P. Maton 2018 eyeteeth.net

Flooding near Foundry Brook

Stratfield Mortimer

Berkshire UK

24/12/18

7 thoughts on “Mire

    1. Glad you like it Tim, thank you. There certainly is a wide range in here, I was pleasantly surprised by what lurked in the shadows.

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        1. I find there is always a juggling act between pulling shadows and retaining a balanced feel within the image. Too much and it starts to look unnatural, something I hope to avoid. I often start by drawing down the brightest areas and then lifting the whole exposure a bit before adjusting the blacks and whites. After that I’ll work up the dark areas a bit where I think it’s needed. I try to do everything in ACR (or Lightroom) and just use photoshop for selective sharpening and scaling depending on the desired destination.

          It’s not so far from what I used to do in a dark room dodging and burning prints just rather more accurate and generally less time consuming. I guess that’s why I still find black and white images so appealing, there is a lot more flexibility.

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          1. My pleasure Tim, that’s the gist of it. I use adjustment brushes and gradients to balance things for the most part and control the blacks, whites and general exposure globally if that makes sense.

            All the best.

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