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Aug 24, 2012 19:09 |  #1

One of the photos I took while on vacation at Banff. Please let me know what you would change and improve on.

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Aug 24, 2012 19:11 |  #2

Great looking pic Pax! It looks like the fallen trees were uprooted during a flood(?). If so, the spring thaw flow must be HUGE in that narrow channel! :D


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Aug 24, 2012 19:19 |  #3

tarheeldragon wrote in post #14902906 (external link)
Great looking pic Pax! It looks like the fallen trees were uprooted during a flood(?). If so, the spring thaw flow must be HUGE in that narrow channel! :D

Yes all the rivers were up really high when I was there. Some of the rafting trips had to be changed because it wasn't safe anymore.

Ironically enough while we were on this hike we got this huge downpour. After getting to the bottom we were informed a mudslide had occurred blocking the #1 highway back to banff!!


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Aug 24, 2012 19:44 |  #4

Nice shot, great color




  
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Aug 24, 2012 22:44 |  #5

I would crop most of the top out of the photo. To me, the interesting portion is the exposed rock face and river. I don't think the trees on top add any interest.

Cropping is always my first step . As for other editing, I think the exposure, colors and sharpness all look good to me. Nice pic by the way.


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Aug 24, 2012 23:04 |  #6

Since you asked for critique,... the setting is obviously spectacular, but the composition of your shot is,... to me,... lacking. Most viewers will start at the bottom and follow the river, but when you get to the end of the river there isn't any element that leads the viewer back across to the rest of the picture.
The downed trees are really not that attractive, so contribute little to the picture. Incidently, they are all facing 'upstream' so it's unlikely they were knocked down by a flood. More likely there were high winds during a rainstorm which blew them down.


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Aug 26, 2012 22:24 |  #7

Thanks for the feedback. I see what you mean with the trees above. Maybe I'll just crop out the top portion!


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Aug 27, 2012 10:03 |  #8

As MichSt said, cropping the top would be good to try,... just above the horizontal downed tree. Then burn in the upper right corner trees to force the eye to follow the downed trees back to the start of the river.


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