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Dec 11, 2010 18:47 |  #1

I just want some advice on editing and finalizing these pictures. These are the originals from the Murray City Park of the Wasatch Range, which of these is better and any cropping / effects suggestions? Black and white?


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Dec 11, 2010 18:51 |  #2

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Dec 12, 2010 15:03 as a reply to  @ rpmaurer's post |  #3

IMO, the use of trees as framing in the first two color images takes up too much of the frame and pretty much obscures the mountain, not to mention the fact that with the exception of the evergreen tree the rest of the trees are pretty scraggly. In the B/W image, all you have are bits and pieces of the trees poking in from all sides. See my additional comments regarding framing to these in the Critique forum.


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Dec 12, 2010 15:25 |  #4

what he said ^^^^

If you are going to show me the mountain as the focal point of a landscape don't obscure it with scraggly sticks and trees unless of course your statement is "what obscures beauty in nature" which then I would say you achieved your goal.

<addendum> That may sound harsh but it isn't. In your career as a photographer you very well may have an assignment to photograph "what obscures beauty in nature". So the critique is less about final outcome and more about original intention.




  
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Dec 12, 2010 15:27 |  #5

I agree with Argyle. It is hard to use tress correctly when framing your subject in my opinion. I usually avoid it. I usually go through a list of questions when I take a photo and while I won't hijack this thread with it, one of them is "What is my subject?". Answering this questions helps me compose my image in such a way that showcases my subject in such a way that is fitting for that moment in time. The trees and more importantly the tree branches in your image draw the eye away what should be the subject of your image.


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