Photo-a-Day (Wednesday, 17th November, 2010)
This looks like a high level spillway, not locks. Good pic though.
Good picture - HDR?
The locks are in the background. The foreground is not the canal. The "waterfall" is what helps to make the locks work. Been through there.
this is infact a spillway but if you look to the left of the photo in front of the trees you can see the lock gate
Ok now we've established it's a spillway can we enjoy the many glorious pictures this person takes. Love this section of the canal Dan. The setting is so peaceful with the distant noise of the M6 closeby.
Thought these pics were great at first but now they are beginning to look artificial.....sorry
What is artificial about that photo? There a great mix of colours - green of the grass - brown of the autumn leaves and a threatening sky! A lovely pic!
Know what you mean Jean - and they say the camera can't lie!
I agree,Jean.Didn't want to seem picky at first,but "manipulation" comes to mind.
Each to their own I suppose - I think these photos are great and make a change from the usual ones. Jean, feel free to send in your own contribution??!!??
Often camera users will enhance the look of the picture to make it look different from the original shot. There are many ways to edit pictures using specifically designed software. All camera users do it, you seriously think those shots in OK magazine were the original? Nah they have special effects to hide or touch up areas to make them look perfect. Just like this person does with his pictures.
Dan's photographs are fine examples of HDR. It may look different from the original shot... but the human eye when it looks at a scene puts detail in the shadows, and also puts detail in bright areas, it can 'see' many many levels of darkness and brightness.
A camera cannot, it will make shadows dark, and will turn highlights white. HDR can be used to fix that. Maybe not so much in the sky, but you are seeing that photograph pretty close to how your eye will see it.
Be interesting to see how the pic looks using a disposable camera from Boots!!!!!