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Mar 20, 2014 07:24 |  #1

IMAGE: http://i.imgur.com/R5A9jFq.jpg

Took this shot at the Garden of the Gods in Colorado last November.

I don't really dabble with black and white much as I prefer colourful, punchy images, but I thought this worked ok.

If anyone has any pointers on how to improve on this kind of shot, I'm all ears, thanks.

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Mar 20, 2014 14:43 |  #2

I think this is a great shot! I like the composition.


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Mar 20, 2014 15:51 |  #3

I like the conversion. The only thing I would have done is taken one with the sun behind the tree.


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Mar 20, 2014 19:44 |  #4

Appreciate the input, thanks.


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Mar 21, 2014 00:18 |  #5

Creative framing, Were you on the north side of the park? Looks like you hiked far up!


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Mar 21, 2014 14:12 |  #6

I can't remember, but it's an amazing place for sure!


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Mar 21, 2014 14:24 |  #7

I like the shot and the framing. It's a nice picture.

Now... for may technical comments (because I'm sort of in the same place you are... trying to get into B&W) I'll share some observations. They are just my opinion... so nothing to be engraved in stone :)

I think the treatment in of the branches in the sky shows artifacts where you get that shadowed look in the sky between the branches. I notice it because I'll get that if I use too much clarity or push things "too much". Maybe you were tying ot keep the detail in the branches? It might "pop" more if you let the branches just be silhouettes.

I think I might have lowered the Highlights in the grass/rocks (lower 3rd of pic)... they seem a tad blown out... like they are clipping.

That said... I still like it a lot! Nice!


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Mar 21, 2014 19:00 |  #8

Awesome!




  
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Mar 22, 2014 12:17 |  #9

Yep, I see what you're saying Andrew, good observations.

Thanks again for the comments!


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