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kal
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« on: March 08, 2009, 03:35:03 PM »
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[attachment=11978:img_9834..._1_w1200.jpg]

The other side of the valley already shown in a previous post.
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« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2009, 05:25:03 PM »
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It's not bad. The light is very subtle, a little warm in the sun and beautifully bright in the shade. You can see all the details. It looks a little soft in the bush areas. I guess that's because of hazy light. Do yourself a favour and try this in BW. I just did, and all the subtleties in your image become more accentuated and there is beautiful separation of light tones.

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« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2009, 03:23:15 AM »
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It's not bad. The light is very subtle, a little warm in the sun and beautifully bright in the shade. You can see all the details. It looks a little soft in the bush areas. I guess that's because of hazy light.

In fact, what I liked about the location was the added depth feeling given by the haze.

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Do yourself a favour and try this in BW. I just did, and all the subtleties in your image become more accentuated and there is beautiful separation of light tones.

Something like this?
[attachment=11997:img_9834...w1200_bw.jpg]

I think I never succeded at bw landscape, so I mostly don't even try...
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« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2009, 05:14:31 AM »
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In fact, what I liked about the location was the added depth feeling given by the haze.
It's the first thing I noticed when I have seen that image, well rathen than perceiving the haze I thought hey, the decreasing contrast gies a sense of depth.

About composition you could crop the left and bottom sides to move the vertex of that V more to the left bottom giving more prominence to the right side that is more rich in contrast and details.
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« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2009, 03:53:25 AM »
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About composition you could crop the left and bottom sides to move the vertex of that V more to the left bottom giving more prominence to the right side that is more rich in contrast and details.
I agree with that comment: I think cropping a bit off the left side makes the shot more interesting.

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« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2009, 04:06:07 AM »
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I agree with that comment: I think cropping a bit off the left side makes the shot more interesting.

Jeremy

Well, I tried:

[attachment=12024:img_9834..._1_crop1.jpg]

I agree that removing some trees at the bottom and the path cut in the hill on the left improves the image, but I'm not so sure about overall composition...
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« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2009, 06:16:18 AM »
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Well, I tried:

[attachment=12024:img_9834..._1_crop1.jpg]

I agree that removing some trees at the bottom and the path cut in the hill on the left improves the image, but I'm not so sure about overall composition...
I think it improves somehow.... (I am a simple aficionado so don't take seriously what I say unless it makes sense to you) This image has a set of triangles that could give some play. Perhaps the image lacks a single point of interest so it could be a matter of deciding what it is and strengthen it up. It could be the play of triangles or the lines of the rock formations and light, maybe the textures...
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« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2009, 10:01:54 AM »
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In fact, what I liked about the location was the added depth feeling given by the haze.



Something like this?
[attachment=11997:img_9834...w1200_bw.jpg]

I think I never succeded at bw landscape, so I mostly don't even try...
That BW looks good to me. It seems to bring out more tonalities in BW, like the nuances a watercolour can capture in clouds that an oil painting cannot. I see a crop on the left has been suggested. It becomes slightly more dynamic and the focus shift decisively to the light on the range, if you do this. But is that what you want to convey? With each crop comes a new set of possibilities and/or problems of its own.

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« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2009, 02:30:22 PM »
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Well, I tried:

[attachment=12024:img_9834..._1_crop1.jpg]

I agree that removing some trees at the bottom and the path cut in the hill on the left improves the image, but I'm not so sure about overall composition...
FWIW, I think it's improved. I also think the b&w version would be even better.

Jeremy
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« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2009, 07:46:33 PM »
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FWIW, I think it's improved. I also think the b&w version would be even better.

Jeremy
The b&w version is lovely, the crop through the valley suits it well.
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