B/W Ansel Adams Inspired Photography

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    Tell me what you think.

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    im pretty sure you kicked his ass, beautiful photos! viva la digirevolution!
     
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    I feel the results would have been much better had you not used HDR.

    The HDR kinda spoils it because you lost the tonal control that Adams is famous for.

    Not to mention it makes the entire image look soft.

    Try getting a couple of the exposures and masking them instead.
     
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    haven't i seen these before?
     
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    An interesting interpretation of that style of photography, but they don't work for me. Where Adams' work allows the eye to take in the whole, complete with great detail, these have areas of very bright that pull and hold my eye, and areas of deep dark without any visible detail. Control of tonal value is important, but knowing when what you are doing strengthens the result and when it detracts from the result is more important, at least in my opinion.

    - Randy
     
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    I think you have selected great locations, like AA would of chose, but I do have a couple nits.

    1. Center of clouds is blown out and distracts. If you read "The Print" by AA he has ways to show hot spots as being hot without losing all features/data. You could probably fix it in post processing.

    2. This a great composition, IMO. I really like it and the few hot spots can probably be fixed in levels, if you use Photoshop. I really like the square crop even though some people will not.

    Thanks for sharing and keep shooting.

    Craig
     
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    To my mind saying "Ansel Adams inspired" does not mean Ansel Adams copycat or even AA style. I see clearly the inspiration of Adam's work in your selection of the place, time and scale of these photos. Your choice to work monochromatically fits that inspiration as well.

    Overall I like your shots. i do agree that the hot spots really attract my eye, I'm not sure that is a problem for me though. if that is your intention then you've nailed it.

    thanks for posting,
    Jerry
     
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    I like both. Where were they taken?
     
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    I don't think that A.A. ever used fake skies. The second one kind of works, but the first one looks really fake to me.
     
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    Kicked Ansel Adams ass? HAh..hah...ha...
     
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    I could not disagree more.
     
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    show AA picture #2, and get his opinion. i think he would love the capabilities of today. but i should have known better to even go there...
    AA cant be matched.
     
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