Sunrise on High Lake

This sunrise shot is a composite of two images exposed for the lake/trees and the sky. Using LR I blended the two images and then enhanced the sunrise colors and opened up the shadows a little.

What technical feedback would you like if any? any

What artistic feedback would you like if any? any

Pertinent technical details or techniques:

(If this is a composite, etc. please be honest with your techniques to help others learn) Image was captured using a Canon EOS R camera and EF17-40mm f/4L USM lens on tripod: 26mm, f/9.0, ISO 400.

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Beautiful sunrise moment here, th ecolor is the sky is great. I think this is a well thought out composition. The arrangement of the docks is well balanced and helps pull the viewers eye into the scene. The branches in the URC help fill some negative space, and create a framing element, but I think the image would work equally well either with or without the branches.

I think the foreground is too dark, and the black point could be pulled back a bit to reveal some more foreground detail. Assuming you used Lightroom Merge to HDR to create this blend, then you should still be able to make raw adjustments to the blended file. I think the blend did a great job on the sky however, so any increases to exposure should be done to the foreground only via a localized adjustment, like the gradient tool.

Ed - thanks for the comments. I lightened up the foreground a little and I think it helps balance the light across the image. LR did a pretty good job on the merge. Ow does this rework look?

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