Discussion in 'Critique Forum Archives' started by Jeff Canes, May 12, 2005.
I like the composition but I would like it better if possibly more contrast to bring out the darker areas.
It has too much foreground for my liking. I love the mountains, the slope they create, and the foreground takes attention away from it. And I agree with axom about the contrast.
it is very GRAY...you need to get some Blacks and whites. playing with the contrast will help as well as playing with curves in PS.
The contrast may be a little shy. Personally I am more concerned with the reasoning behind this crop. The shape seems not quite vertical and not quite horizontal.
I dunno yet if I'm for the low contrast or against it. I think it sort of adds to the sad and sombre feel of the photo. I really like the colour of the sky. it's very ominous and thunderstormy.
With the crop, I would've cropped it where the dark trees in the bottom half stop.
Thanks for the comments
The only cropping was to trim the sides. Thought about cutting some off the bottom but what to keep the near 35mm forming, may try cropping the top & bottom to make a horizontal view. Also, Look at the trees the shot is set up straight.
I think craig meant that it's not a normal shape for a photograph. That sort of thing doesn't really faze me with photography. I mean it's art - who says the end product has to be a certain shape.
On the original it looks as if I trimmed more off the bottom that I recalled doing. Thers is a spot on the bottom of negative that I cut out.
awesome location! much better cropped version. great composition and contrast. :thumbup:
definately like it better cropped. Now all attention is on those beautiful mountains
The second crop seems a little stronger. I think we all battle the crop and shape of a photo. I mean don't we all aspire to never crop our photos? I know that I do.
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