verzy wrote in post #18248955
The foreground is too dark. It would help the photo if you lighten this up this area.
Thanks for the comment. Do you mean the first shot or both? I Personally feel like the foreground has to be dark because if I brightened it it looks unnatural.
For the first - I did use 2 exposures - one for the foreground and one for the sky - but that wasn't to increase the brightness of the foreground, it was just to use a lower ISO so that I could get cleaner shadows.
CyberDyneSystems wrote in post #18248966
I love the mood, and the low light. It makes it look real, not "day for night"
Both images look fantastic here on my screen.
I particularly love the soft colors pushing through in the first image.
joeseph wrote in post #18249017
Both look fantastic - have a great "feel" about them.
Hope you're getting them printed...
Thanks! I haven't decided on what shots to get printed yet. Still working through processing the many photos I took from the trip!