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Bierstadt Lake in RMNP

 
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Sep 06, 2013 08:18 |  #1

Sorry for the link, I failed to bring the photo with me to work... but wanted to get some critique. We are planning on turning this into a large canvas for the wall.

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Sep 06, 2013 08:50 |  #2

Beautiful image. Might just be my eyes, but does it slant ever so slightly to the right?


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Sep 06, 2013 10:00 |  #3

I agree, a bit slanted.




  
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Sep 06, 2013 10:21 |  #4

Nice!!


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Sep 06, 2013 10:43 |  #5

Hard to tell on the slant, it could just be UWA barrel distortion. Great shot dsd


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Sep 06, 2013 11:01 |  #6

+1 on the slant.. only really noticeable after it was pointed out, but now it has been it's fairly obvious.. it's a real poster shot though, lovely.


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Sep 06, 2013 11:04 |  #7

Thank all!

I definitely see the slant as well. Good catch!




  
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Sep 06, 2013 11:15 |  #8

Pretty place.

Level is better but if you are going to tip, right would be my preference.....:D


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Sep 06, 2013 15:46 |  #9

RMNP = Rocky Mountain National Park? I was just there...love that place..




  
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Sep 06, 2013 15:57 |  #10

Please don't hate me...

I find it to be kind of boring, with nothing to really hold my interest. The lake I'm guessing is the subject, but there is nothing about it to keep my interested. So I look at the mountains. Nope, not much interest there. There is a lot of foreground, maybe something there? Nope. Some scattered dead branches, which offers nothing. The clouds are nothing more than a distraction, and I find them drawing my eyes the most.

I'm guessing this is not a place you can easily return to, but if you come across something like this opportunity again, maybe get down really low (looks like you were standing), and really close to the branches with the wide angle. Give it some depth, some perspective distortion, or maybe some movement n the grasses.

I think there was huge potential at the location, and while you did end up with a nice picture to spark memories, I think you needed to be more creative with your shot to get something great.

And yes, the image tilts to the right.


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Sep 06, 2013 16:12 |  #11

I would expect (but find no confirmation) this lake is named after Albert Bierstadt (external link), a Hudson River School artist. Check his work out for landscape lighting tips....


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Sep 07, 2013 22:33 |  #12

Feels just a bit off-center. Seems like the logs in the right center foreground should centered.


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Sep 08, 2013 07:00 |  #13

Didn't touch the slant but I'd darken that stand of light colored trees on the right and darken the deadwood in the water as Kirk mentioned they don't really add to the scene. Then I'd darken the mountains to bump contrast there just a bit. Finally I'd have a look at B&W while darkening the greens. Since you have image editing on here are some examples.


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