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May 14, 2015 20:23 |  #1

C&C welcome!

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May 15, 2015 07:50 |  #2

No major complaints. Your horizon comes close to splitting the image in half, which is a compositional no-no. They look like fair weather cumulus clouds. So I don't think there was a storm anywhere nearby.


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May 15, 2015 11:02 |  #3

joedlh wrote in post #17557293 (external link)
They look like fair weather cumulus clouds. So I don't think there was a storm anywhere nearby.

Not horrible looking storm clouds, but it looks to me like there might be some rain on the other side of the mountains.


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May 16, 2015 21:37 |  #4

joedlh wrote in post #17557293 (external link)
No major complaints. Your horizon comes close to splitting the image in half, which is a compositional no-no. They look like fair weather cumulus clouds. So I don't think there was a storm anywhere nearby.

No kidding - I totally missed that!

Updated version (missing a fence as well).


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May 17, 2015 23:47 |  #5

When I opened the thread, my immediate thought was that you should lose the fence - I like your subsequent crop.


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May 18, 2015 09:33 |  #6

Yes, much better crop. There was too much foreground that did not add anything to the composition.


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May 18, 2015 09:49 |  #7

dodgyexposure wrote in post #17560714 (external link)
When I opened the thread, my immediate thought was that you should lose the fence - I like your subsequent crop.

Thanks Damien! It seems that the fence is pretty polarizing - I tend to be okay with certain manmade intrusions, but that is certainly not the case with everyone.

kbColorado wrote in post #17561118 (external link)
Yes, much better crop. There was too much foreground that did not add anything to the composition.

Thanks - true that. And I completely missed on the static, centered horizon. This landscape stuff is Greek to me. :D

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May 26, 2015 23:25 |  #8

Apart from the fence I like the first crop better. I find the second more static because lessening of the impact of the diagonal.

The clouds seem over-done though and make the image look a bit heavy which is only made worse with the crop. The dark at the bottom of the original balances the clouds a bit at least.

I would just ignore the 'no-no's' of composition and compose what looks right to you. If of course the other crop does look better to you, then it is one you really should have considered and perhaps that is the lesson here - play with the crop, both in-camera and afterwards and see what looks best to you.

One good thing is the position of the clouds relative to the peaks. I don't know if you waited for this clouds pattern, but it works pretty well IMO.


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May 27, 2015 07:28 |  #9

Have to agree with much of what ejenner said.

the thing about the fence to me is that it reinforces the diagonal lines going on here.

tho I also tend to think there are too many clouds and the horizon is too close to center (a bit)... maybe try cropping just to the left of the peak that is on the right - just where the range is lowest keeping the same ratios of your frame (starting at the bottom left so you're cropping out the right and top). The stuff on the right isn't really adding to the image but I do like the fence here.


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