I can tend to ove-edit at times to improve the image and lighten darker areas.
In this shot, I followed your advise and under-exposed by one stop, then played around with it in Snapseed. In this particular one, all I did was to apply HDR-scape and adjusted the filter until the darker areas became lighter.
This topic was modified 2 years, 4 months ago by IanButty.
Sorry, it has taken me so long to respond to the images you requested a critique on.
This image doesn’t quite work for me. Sorry. The HDR effect, I think has flattened the contrast/brightness rages a little too much. I am guessing you were trying to bring out the detail in the shadows along the towpath? I think it needs just a fraction more shadow? Also, the white along the edge of the water (bottom centre) is very distracting. I’m not sure if this is a real reflection or an artifact caused by the pseudo-HDR process.