That watermark is possibly the worst I've ever seen
So tonight I took a drive out to Preseli Mountains, Pembrokeshire.
My plan this year is to revisit all my locations from last year when I was learning the camera and to better my shots. So below please find my first image taken on March 5th 2011 and my new image taken this evening.
Sadly the cloud came in and I was let down with a sunset but never mind. It was also my first use of my 10 stop and Hi-tech grads. As you can see I have suffered with a dark cast around the image that I am unable to rectify but I'm always learning. I am extremely please with my progress one year on.
March 5th 2011
Preselli Mountains by scott.thomas21, on Flickr
April 7th 2012
Preselis Mountains by scott.thomas21, on Flickr
Nice shot Scott.
Again, for me it has a very cool white balance. I've noticed my Hi-tech grads create a slightly cooler WB than my Lee filters (hence why they're cheaper), so I have to do more corrections in post. I would also guess the Hitech 10 stop is much cooler than the Lee filter too.
Not sure what's causing the dark edges though.
I don't know if it's just me but I prefer a cooler feel to my images. I really don't know why. I do like blue... lol. And It was a Lee 10 stopper and hi-tech ND.9 grad. Epically better than anything I've ever used.
It is too blue Scott, try a reverse vignette as I too find a 10 stopper can darken the corners.
There's nothing wrong with it per se, it's just for a shot which I'm guessing was taken not long before sunset, you would expect a warmer tone to the image.
That looks very wintery to me.
Glad you're liking the new filters! It's the only way to take proper landscape shots.
Lovely shot Martin
The colour of the grass is starting to look a bit more natural.
That bridge is dope.