Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Glen Etive by Silver-Guild Glen Etive by Silver-Guild
View towards Glen Etive from the Glencoe Road. I swear I've never driven along a more awe-inspiring road.

This is also my first real foray into HDR. I've tried with Photoshop before now but couldn't get the effect I was looking for, but after a bit of inspiration on here, I've given Photomatix a try, and this is the first result :)
Add a Comment:
 
:iconcrazyfuel:
First off amazing shot, I really love the composition and I wish I could take a trip there now myself. The grass in the foreground is really sharp and non blurry which can be a pain sometimes with multiple exposures. The mountains and the road as well are very sharp and as a whole I think you did a good job with the contrast and saturation. It has enough color to stand out without being over the top.
If you're a fan of the dark and grainy HDR look disregard the following. The only thing I would work on is the clouds and sky. There is a lot of noise in places and well as some really dark shadows on some of the clouds. As someone who is guilty of this in 90% of my old HDR photos it's something I'm trying to learn to manage it a bit using Lightroom. You mentioned you have Photoshop so I would try using some of the tools available in there to try and reduce a bit of noise and lighten up some of the extremely dark clouds. Looking forward to seeing more of your work.
What do you think?
The Artist thought this was FAIR
2 out of 2 deviants thought this was fair.

The Artist has requested Critique on this Artwork

Please sign up or login to post a critique.

:icondesertkid:
desertkid Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014
Just amazing... I've been in Scotland a month ago and you really catched the feeling driving thru the highlands :-)
Reply
:iconfrenchfox:
frenchfox Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013
Breathtaking view ! :love:
Reply
:iconsilver-guild:
Silver-Guild Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Student Photographer
It really was :D
Reply
:iconcalimer00:
calimer00 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
Just stunning!
Reply
:iconsilver-guild:
Silver-Guild Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Student Photographer
Thanks, it really was :D
Reply
:iconbibiarts:
BiBiARTs Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You're Featured FEATURE ... week 35-2013 :iconspreadmoreloveplz:
Reply
:iconsilver-guild:
Silver-Guild Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Student Photographer
Wow, thank you! :D
Reply
:iconbibiarts:
BiBiARTs Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
always my pleasure :love:
Reply
:icongizzer2006:
gizzer2006 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Student Photographer
Stunning!
Reply
:iconsilver-guild:
Silver-Guild Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Student Photographer
Thanks :D
Reply
:icongenesis-orbit:
Genesis-Orbit Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013   Photographer
Good job, love the composition, but it has a little too much of that post processed look to it.  Not a bad try for your first HDR though.  If you want to try photoshop again, I use a technique that gives you a little more control than programs like photomatix give, and it doesn't add that artificial look to it either.
Reply
:iconsilver-guild:
Silver-Guild Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Student Photographer
Thanks. Having experimented with a couple of images since this one I'm thinking of running it through photomatix again to see what other finish I can come up with, but how do you create your images in Photoshop?
Reply
:icongenesis-orbit:
Genesis-Orbit Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013   Photographer
Here check this tutorial out, assuming you have photoshop right?

Reply
:iconsilver-guild:
Silver-Guild Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Student Photographer
Yeah I do. Cool thank you, that's awesome! I'd never have thought of doing HDR that way- I've just had a quick go and that's definitely something I want to have another go at! :D That extra control that you get is so useful.
Reply
:icongenesis-orbit:
Genesis-Orbit Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013   Photographer
Yeah I went through several different methods too, but I find that that one gives you the best control, and it's pretty easy too.  I can whip out a 7 exposure HDR in minutes now :D
Reply
:iconphotoshopgirl29:
PhotoshopGirl29 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
That is wonderful!
Reply
:iconsilver-guild:
Silver-Guild Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Student Photographer
Thank you! :D
Reply
:iconphotoshopgirl29:
PhotoshopGirl29 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You are welcome, I also have a photography page on FB, hope you will check the page out and like it. Here is the link: www.facebook.com/pages/Photogr…
Reply
:iconfail-avenger:
Fail-Avenger Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013   Photographer
oh wow the perspective on this hdr is gorgeous. I love the dreamlike effect and the shadows!
Reply
:iconsilver-guild:
Silver-Guild Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Student Photographer
Thank you very much. I have to say I was really pleased with how that came that :D
Reply
:icontiquitiqui:
tiquitiqui Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
well done !
Reply
:iconsilver-guild:
Silver-Guild Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Student Photographer
Thanks! :D
Reply
:iconmastering-light:
Mastering-Light Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Student Photographer
Amazing picture :) 
Reply
:iconsilver-guild:
Silver-Guild Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Student Photographer
Thank you :)
Reply
:iconbazz-photography:
Bazz-photography Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013   Photographer
You have done very well with this HDR, it's not over the top with colour etc. Great work!
Reply
:iconsilver-guild:
Silver-Guild Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Student Photographer
Thanks, really appreciate it :aww:
Reply
:iconpepper-munk:
pepper-munk Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! How did you get that soft and milky look, it's wonderful! :happybounce:
Reply
:iconsilver-guild:
Silver-Guild Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Student Photographer
Hehe thanks. I think it's probably down to the HDR conversion :aww:
Reply
:iconsilentwolfer:
SilentWolfer Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
All I can say to this is, whoa! 
Reply
:iconsilver-guild:
Silver-Guild Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Student Photographer
Thanks :D I think that's pretty much what I said when I first saw the view out the car window :aww: 
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×




Details

Submitted on
August 14, 2013
Image Size
44.4 MB
Resolution
3455×2303
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
559
Favourites
64 (who?)
Comments
30

Camera Data

Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
Shutter Speed
100/7999 second
Aperture
F/11.0
Focal Length
18 mm
ISO Speed
100
Date Taken
Jul 27, 2013, 11:35:21 AM
Software
Adobe Photoshop Elements 8.0 Windows

License

Creative Commons License
Some rights reserved. This work is licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License.
×