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Mar 26, 2012 10:59 |  #1

The nasty and dreary weather finally improved yesterday afternoon. I went out to a little pond that my son told me about but what immediately drew my eyes was the sweet curve in the tracks. ;) I think that this photo has more interest than the last few I posted. All feedback is welcome as always. The next time I take photos of these tracks I will back up a little more so I can get more of the sky and the red tree on the right side. The light was fading really fast so I didn't have time to set up again.

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Mar 26, 2012 11:21 |  #2

I think the composition is fine as is. Adding more plain sky won't improve the image in my opinion.

You might try to boost contrast and increase saturation of the reds a bit. Here's a quick edit I did using the above adjustments (I also made it just a bit darker too.)

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Mar 26, 2012 11:41 as a reply to  @ navydoc's post |  #3

It looks like it could use a couple degrees of counter clockwise rotation (or maybe I'm just leaning a little to the right this morning) and some tinkering with the levels/contrast but composition wise, it's very nice!


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Mar 26, 2012 12:14 |  #4

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I think the composition is fine as is. Adding more plain sky won't improve the image in my opinion.

You might try to boost contrast and increase saturation of the reds a bit. Here's a quick edit I did using the above adjustments (I also made it just a bit darker too.)

Thanks very much for taking the time to comment and for your gorgeous edit. The colors really pop in your version. :)


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Mar 26, 2012 12:15 |  #5

JayCee Images wrote in post #14156015 (external link)
It looks like it could use a couple degrees of counter clockwise rotation (or maybe I'm just leaning a little to the right this morning) and some tinkering with the levels/contrast but composition wise, it's very nice!

Thanks for your feedback. I was trying to decide if it needed to be straightened just a little bit. Since there is no definite horizon it was hard to tell.


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Apr 02, 2012 22:29 |  #6

navydoc wrote in post #14155898 (external link)
I think the composition is fine as is. Adding more plain sky won't improve the image in my opinion.

You might try to boost contrast and increase saturation of the reds a bit. Here's a quick edit I did using the above adjustments (I also made it just a bit darker too.)

I really like this for some reason. The original seems to look "cloudy" with a haze covering the picture. This seems to remove most of that.




  
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Apr 02, 2012 23:41 as a reply to  @ kur1j's post |  #7

I like it, I like the composition and the curve and the background. I played with the Tones in Lightroom a little.

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Apr 02, 2012 23:57 |  #8

Lonestarlady I think you are correct about putting a little more sky in the scene. Here's my take going with an 8x10 crop.

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Apr 03, 2012 07:58 |  #9

Yes to more sky


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Apr 03, 2012 08:14 |  #10

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Yes to more sky

I think with your foreground and my sky & mountains we'd have a winner.


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