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9th of July 2007 (Mon), 17:02
Hi all- these are from yesterday- some PP. Icouldn't do anything to liven up the foreground, but please let me know if they are boring, or if you have any other suggestions- let fly!
1Please- go for broke with C&C, on post-processing as well as the photos themselves.
9th of July 2007 (Mon), 17:33
No, they're not boring because they some - namely 1, and 6 are interesting to look at. However, the remaining images are either repetitious or not worth exhibiting, so do consider whether it's better to select one or two pictures to display or upload half a dozen regardless of quality.
9th of July 2007 (Mon), 17:36
Thanks Snapman! I posted the repeats as each one is subtly different- I personally like #3 the best.
9th of July 2007 (Mon), 18:05
No:1 , 2, & 3 As we know are different alterations of the one scene, I prefer the colours of the 1st one although the subject itself doesn't really have me interested enough, the hill itself looks pretty but it's hogging the frame, back off and try find foreground interest to share the frame with the hillside.
No:4 & 5 the land is far too under-exposed, Do you have Graduate neutral density filrters ? These will help massively in these situations, if you haven't got the filters then combining exposures would work, 1 for the land and one for the sky.
I like to get most things right when I'm out there so I use filters, less work when I get home to enjoy and share my days work.
No:6 IMO has the most potential, I'd be tempted to revisit my origional file and rethink the crop, the ploughed snow either needs to be in the frame or not, the wee banding along the bottom is distracting, also when I can I always try to get the flowing lines of a whole tree in my shot, the RHS one looks the best here, I'd be tempted to concentrate on getting that tree in the frame and forget about the smaller one on the LHS.
You seem to have an eye for nice light which is vital for landscape photographers, work a little on your exposure control and composition and it won't be long till your producing cracking images :)
9th of July 2007 (Mon), 18:23
Thanks Buggairn- excellent feedback. At lot of these shots were limited by the terrain- I couldn't possibly get any foreground objects in the first three, as the ridge borders a big, open snow bowl. Next time i'm there I'll have a look, maybe a snow-man or something along those lines can be used. The other problem is that the ridge overlooks the very scruffy remains of a ski lodge that burnt this year, so it's hard to get shots without the ski towers or blackened stuff in it.
I agree on the cropping on the last pic- I had to crop it there, or else the car door would have been in it! See it in the bottom right-hand side? There was a bloody big bus coming up the road, and I scrambled up the side of a bank to get the shot, and sunk to my bloody knees. The wife thought that was pretty good stuff!
Thank you so much for your input- very useful.
10th of July 2007 (Tue), 17:05
I would have to agree that one and six are the best of the bunch.
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