morning star

© Kristin Duff

morning star

Michael Kelly level-deluxe 11/18/2012 2:06:18 PM

Great star burst you achieved in this shot Kristin. I really like how the one ray comes all the way to the corner turning prismatic across the snow.

I think this shot could benefit from several small adjustments.

Color cast. The lighting looks off just a touch but can be fixed just by using the WB tool in ACR. I would click around the snow areas in the lower left. Pick the result you like best. Should be slightly cooler with a big adjustment in tint which will remove the slight greenish cast.

Shadows should be opened a bit to taste. I am not going to try and give a setting just open them up a bit either in RAW or the shadows highlight tool.

Just a bit of sharpening would help either with the high pass filter or unsharp mask. #1499091

Jeff E Jensen 11/18/2012 2:45:54 PM

I agree with Mike's suggestions. This is a really cool capture and a few minor tweaks will put it over the top. #10424476

Teresa H. Hunt 11/18/2012 4:15:05 PM

Oooo I like this one. I love the starburst and the soft effect on the water. I think Mike's suggestions are just what it needs :) #10424605

Rita K. Connell level-deluxe 11/18/2012 7:24:22 PM

what a beautiful capture Kristin, I can't wait to see the suggestion applied. the starburst is awesome. #10424738

Beth Spencer 11/18/2012 8:44:04 PM

This is a great shot, and I think you have some great suggestions, so I will wait and see what you do. #10424778

Peter W. Marks 11/19/2012 7:31:12 AM

I am going to happily wait to see any adjustments you make Kristin. I rarely react negatively to any color cast unless it's a vivid magenta or the like but even then, because I seem to see most of life through the proverbial "rose tinted spectacles" I have a huge level of tolerance.
So I am enjoying this image even as it stands. #10425304

Aimee C. Eisaman 11/19/2012 4:09:57 PM

Ooo very pretty sunstar! :~) I think the suggestions you've gotten already are good ones and will wait to see what they look like. I like the composition...has a nice diagonal as well as a third thing going on. #10425905

Debbie E. Payne 11/22/2012 7:57:41 AM

Kristin - sorry to be so late with my comments. All has been said before I even got here. A great shot as is, but I think I would like to see the tweaks. Even if you don't like the tweaks, it is a process that makes us more aware of what we are doing and it gives us ideas for other shots as well. #10429237

Kristin Duff 11/24/2012 10:17:10 PM

I had a minute while I was winding down so I thought I would try these suggestions...hpw did I do? #10432174

Kristin Duff 11/24/2012 10:33:09 PM

OOP! loaded the original...let's try again shall we? #10432183

Michael Kelly level-deluxe 11/25/2012 10:26:11 AM

Much better - I like how it is a much brighter whiter snow scene now along with all the original good stuff. #10432717

Kristin Duff level-deluxe 11/25/2012 12:59:25 PM

you are so right too!

Jeff E Jensen 11/25/2012 3:10:33 PM

Yup, much better. #10432938

Beth Spencer 11/29/2012 2:51:51 AM

Looks great! #10437571

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Exif: F Number: 22, Exposure Bias Value: 0.33, ExposureTime: 13/10 seconds, Flash: fired, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 21.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS REBEL T3i

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