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Christos Andronis
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« on: March 24, 2009, 02:19:23 PM »
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The following image was made during a misty day at mount Taygetus in southern Peloponnese, Greece - same location as in my previous thread: http://luminous-landscape.com/forum/index....showtopic=32998. The day was misty, and it had just started drizzling, so everything was really wet.

Comments and critique would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

- Christos

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« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2009, 03:05:49 PM »
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Some fine work here, Christos. The light and mist combination is just magic. I know some people might pick on the bottom right tree as too dark, but I don't see how that can be helped. Only one small issue: Note the small red-orange leaf on top of the tree, it look's unnaturally red and unduly attracts attention to itself. Love the work though.

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« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2009, 08:43:21 PM »
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Enchanting. I wish I had taken it.
Very well done,
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« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2009, 10:49:00 PM »
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i find no fault, except maybe the tree trunk on the right sticks out too much. Great capture, what were your exposure settings ?
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« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2009, 01:27:44 AM »
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Nicely done!  If I was going to be picky I'd tone down that white 'knob' on the tree branch at the upper right and remove the branch(?) that is hanging below the rock into the water at the bottom of the frame.  But overall, great image.

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« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2009, 02:17:15 AM »
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Quote from: mike.online
i find no fault, except maybe the tree trunk on the right sticks out too much. Great capture, what were your exposure settings ?

Thanks Mike. The tree trunk bugs me as well but there's not too much I can do about it. I've darkened it just a bit so that its texture doesn't distract too much from the general atmosphere of the image (since it is a very prominent foreground element), but this is as far as I would go. My exposure settings were f9.0, 1/2 sec on a Canon 17-40 lens.

- Christos
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« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2009, 10:45:33 AM »
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Quote from: candron
The following image was made during a misty day at mount Taygetus in southern Peloponnese, Greece - same location as in my previous thread: http://luminous-landscape.com/forum/index....showtopic=32998. The day was misty, and it had just started drizzling, so everything was really wet.

Comments and critique would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

- Christos

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I really like the composition.  It's well balanced on both sides.  If I were to offer any criticism, I'd say that my eye wanted to see more foreground.  That was just my first impression though.  I think it's fine as-is.
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« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2009, 12:02:54 PM »
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I agree with the previous post.  I'd like to see about 10% to 20% more added at the bottom of the image.  Otherwise, very nice!

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« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2009, 03:00:28 PM »
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Quote from: wolfnowl
Nicely done!  If I was going to be picky I'd tone down that white 'knob' on the tree branch at the upper right and remove the branch(?) that is hanging below the rock into the water at the bottom of the frame.  But overall, great image.

Mike.

Thanks everyone for the comments.

John, Mike: the white 'knob' and the highly saturated leaf on the same trunk came out as a result of toning down the trunk (see my post above). Thanks for pointing this out; fortunately, it's easy to "fix". Jason, Lisa: thanks for your observation. I guess it doesn't help that the foreground in the picture contains some of the lightest tones (the flowing white water). I'll try reducing the contrast between the flowing water and the adjacent base of the tree trunk (see whether that helps).

- Christos


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