Discussion in 'Critique Forum Archives' started by gtkelly, Apr 29, 2007.
Here's a shot I took from the south rim of the Grand Canyon a few weeks ago. How could I improve it?
Some of the rocks in the canyon seem a little washed out to me.
I also think a little less of that bush on the left would have been better.
Just my opinion...
I think the trees being blurred seem a little bit distracting...
Polarizing filter would have been useful...
Thanks for the feedback everyone. I'm a rank beginner with a new camera, photoshop, and enough knowledge to hurt myself! This is appreciated.
This looks like it was taken in afteroon.
Try closer to sundown or dawn.
just levels and some saturation in photoshop help it a bit.
:thumbup: heres the real help, and a different shooting location that doesn't have shrubbery in the picture
What would a polarizing filter do?
In a nutshell:
Light is normally coming at you from all angles. Polarizers only allow light that is in a particular plane through to the film/sensor. This will increase saturation and contrast in both color and b&w shots. Because it is only allowing light from a particular angle/plane through, it cuts down on the noise created by reflections off of atmospheric particles. Simply put, it can help cut through haze.
is it similar to a UV filter, or completely different ball park?
I agree here... and really deepen the colors, the reds of the canyon should POP! Polorizing can help, but photoshop can do the same effect.
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