Cold Mountain

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  1. drdan

    drdan TPF Noob!

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    I've edited this one quite a bit, including taking out the Pikes Peak highway zig-zagging up one slope. It still needs something. It was late day and pretty cloudy, north side of Pikes Peak.

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    Nice one dan! I wonder if cropping about 2 inches or so off the bottom would help, like removing the tree's pretty much. I find the closest tree to be distracting.
    The mountains and sky look amazing though.
     
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    There is my ideas. just a quick 5 min ps job I hope you don't mind. but I thought i could show my ideas better.
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  4. ksmattfish

    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    I'd like to see at least half of the sky cropped out. Maybe even down pretty close to the peaks. I like the dark foreground; it creates a solid base for the image. The area of bright sky needs to be reduced; it takes away from the height of the mountains.
     
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    dan,
    Are you going for black & white or for color?
    I would like to see more detail in the bottom border to better elude to 3-dimentions and better lead the eyes into the photo.
     
  6. Jeff Canes

    Jeff Canes No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Nice shoot, think I would only crop about 1/8 off the bottom.
    Keep up the Good Work
     
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    nikon90s, your version:
    The sun on the white caps is not from the sun of your semi-sunset. The direction of the light in the original is from the right of the viewer.
    The horizon should never split the frame into two equal halves.
    There's no detail in the forground
    The Setting Sun is in the center of the picture.

    The sum and substance of the original has been totally changed.

    Desaturate the highlights that are in the forground and on the mountain in order to hide the original direction of the sun, move your sun toward the right (or) the left margin and you will have made yourself a nice photo. A totally different photo but nice all the same.

    Your rendition of a sunset is excellent and displays an excellent PS ability. Good job on a sunset.
     
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    Dan, I like it a lot, but I think it's just a bit too dark to really make it pop. Whabout converting it to b&w, and boosting the contrast--give it a real ansel adams feel.
     
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    Okay, I "Ansel Adamized" a little and gave it a slightly gold, somewhat monochromatic look. This ones even darker though. Seems a little more dramatic to me but after several versions I've been looking at it too long.

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    I like that one! I think the snow blowing off the peaks shows up much better on that one.
     
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    Nice to see you keep working with this - I like your latest version quite a bit. Nice work.
     

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