T/S or a view camera would have let you get the fore ground and background sharper, and made the mountain look higher by shifting instead of tilting up.
Although I am aware of T/S lenses, I have never used them and am unfamiliar with them. My quick understanding is that they shift the plane of focus? If true, which plane would you capture? That is, would the lens be shifted downward?
The dark area in the middle is not too bad on my monitor, but MF or HDR are possible solutions (I use MF, but usually bracket just in case I might need to HDR).
The darks don't bother me as their is still lots of detail in the main shadow. Others have commented, so it is noticable and objectionable to some. I am not sure what MF represents. As far as HDR, I use my own version of Margulis's techniques where he multiplies and uses masks to bring bright and dark closer together as well as providing a color boost.
The way the rock overlaps the shadow area helps give you separation of the rock from background...
Using a longer focal length (or cropping) would have included less horizon, and that might have helped.
This type of landscape needs res, but we cannot tell how much detail there is in the full-res file.
I tried showing a larger file here, but the forum seems to force display to 800 px. I had link to 1024 px image from my Flickr account. To my eye, the resolution is good. It was shot with a Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L USM Lens.
Could you have moved way to the right, so that the rock was on the left third, and you had less area in shadow?
Perhaps, however, I don't think the view then would not have been as interesting.
You could cheat and photograph the rock separately and place it afterwords!
Nah, it wasn't that important.
If you do not have movements, a lower view point would make it more difficult to get it all in focus, and the sand between the rock and the foreground foliage helps the appreciation of depth.
Ah, that's interesting. So you are suggesting ~not~ to get lower to the ground when taking the photograph because of increased difficulty with focus.
I was thinking that a shot taken from normal standing height makes the photograph somewhat boring. Even if you shot from lower down with the foreground out of focus, as long as the main subject was strongly in focus, that would lead to a stronger photograph. The out-of-focus would provide a sense of depth?
I appreciate your comments.