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Mar 22, 2015 18:09 |  #1

Here are a couple taken last week at Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs. For those who haven't seen the place, it's spectacular and has several iconic views. I was trying for something less obvious so I set them against the Front Range and, in #1, included a snow covered Pike's Peak. Comments (and your opinions) are welcomed and appreciated. Hope everyone enjoys these.


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Mar 22, 2015 20:02 |  #2

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Both of these images are lacking composition (IMO). The first image is just bland, to me. Does nothing to truly convey that magnificence of Garden of the Gods.

The second image is too bright (as seen with the very blown-out mountain the background). This image too, lacks the mechanism to draw the viewer into the image and/or convey something related to the location.


Having created images at Garden of the Gods numerous times, I was expecting to see something like the "Kissing Camels" or a view of the sandstone fins that are so prevalent. If you have more images, post 'em up.


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Mar 22, 2015 20:55 as a reply to  @ KoalaCowboy's post |  #3

I've done many of the standard views (but not the kissing camels). The place is so spectacular and so accessible that everyone does pretty much the same thing. That's why I was looking for unusual shots. Here is another one and then one of the classic ones.


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Mar 22, 2015 21:12 |  #4

I disagree about number 2 being too bright or the mountain being blown out. You can see detail in the mountain, and a snow covered peak is naturally going to be on the bright side. The flat light actually works ok for the foreground, or middle ground as the case may be.


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Mar 22, 2015 23:54 |  #5

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I really like these. I especially like the 2nd image you posted. To my eye, it has perfect exposure with nice even light throughout the frame, with colors and tones that appear to be properly represented - not too bright, not too rich.....just right!


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Mar 23, 2015 10:29 |  #6

We were there last year and it really is a spectacular place to photograph. Nice series.


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Mar 23, 2015 12:26 |  #7

I love shooting there, so many opportunities! That being said, the 1st photo doesn't hold my attention, and the 2nd one is decent, but it could of helped by having a CPL on your lens. The 3rd shot is a lot better, I do like that one.


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Mar 24, 2015 23:44 |  #8

Second is a good idea, red and dry against green and snowy.
Keep looking for the unusual stuff.


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