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    Quote Originally Posted by Steven Ruttenberg View Post
    Bump up for some reviews
    Ok, Toroweep shot in post #368 above. Looking at it at first I wanted to keep going. But now that I look again, I love the balance of red, blue and yellow. Compositionally I think you have the sweet spot. I’d almost like to see more detail in the blue shadow, but it’s good the way it is. I don’t this would come off in B & W.
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    Re: Your Best Photograph from the Previous Month - Critique and Discussion Encouraged


    A few slight changes for your consideration.

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    The link does not work for me -- I get an error message saying "Invalid Attachment specified. If you followed a valid link, please notify the administrator"
    Got it fixed, thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Lee View Post

    A few slight changes for your consideration.
    Looks like you opened it up shadows a bit, but barely. I can go with that. I also see the crop from the left as well.
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    I also lowered the color saturation a little, as a gradient layer, so that the top is the least saturated.

    This helps make the sky and distance look more natural/convincing, but we retain deep saturation as we move towards the bottom of the image.

    You can see it in the river: the closest part is deep blue but as it extends into the distance, the color becomes slightly more neutral. In nature we often see this kind of effect due to haze, unless we remove it with a minus-blue filter (b&w), polarizer (color) or some post-exposure treatment. Diminishing saturation over long distance (like diminishing contrast) can work as a depth cue to help the eye appreciate spectacular scenery like this.
    Last edited by Ken Lee; 4-Dec-2019 at 10:14.

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    Re: Your Best Photograph from the Previous Month - Critique and Discussion Encouraged

    I see it now. Skies are always my toughest portion of a scene to get right. I'll have to remember that step. Thanks for the pointers.

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    This is a Portra160 4x5 sheet film shot with a Chamonix View Camera 45H-1 and Nikkor 75mm f/4.5@f/32. 3 min exposure and a 0.9 RND. Scanned on an Epson V850 at 6400dpi with a 2x2 bin dow to 3200dpi.



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    Wow, great job.

    Personally, I would edit out the fence, though.

    What is your thought on leaving in man-made objects like this in a nature landscape? Just curious.

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    Re: Your Best Photograph from the Previous Month - Critique and Discussion Encouraged

    The fence is a historical artifact

    I think it should stay

    In a 1000 years it may disappear
    sin eater

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    People be different.

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