[landscape] looking far away...

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  1. magali

    magali TPF Noob!

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    By a great sunny day of June, I took this picture of walkers watching a beautiful landscape.

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    Any comments ?
     
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    The walkers in the foreground give a nice sence of scale, and have good exposure, but the moutains in the back, especially the top left secton, look overexposed - or was it a hazy day?

    If you've got some software it may be worth playing with the levels - split the foreground from the background and change the levels separately to bring out some more detail of the far range.
     
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    thanks for your comment, andy.
    Yes it could appear overexposed in the back. It was not a hazy day, but the backgroung is bright because the sun was shinning intensely, it was a hot day.
    Well, I don't wish to try a levels' update. I think the picture looks like how it was in reality. :wink:
     
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    I like the shot, but having the hikers positioned in the far lefthand corner makes it a bit confusing as to what the subject is. They seem like a bit of an afterthought. I think that it would work for the left half of the shot (it is stitched together, no?), but with such a huge angle of view, it seems a bit confusing. I would also like to see just a bit more of the trees on the bottom half, rather than having them chopped off, and I like the right side's exposure better: the sky is much bluer and the background doesn't seem so washed out. Nice view, though.
     
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    Fantastic compostition. My eyes are immediatly drawn to the tourists, then scans the view they are admiring. The landscape is a little hazy, but i can live with that. I do agree for mass appeal you may want to do a little photo editing work.
     
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    Yes I too like the compostion and I have to agree with you on the haze that is just as it would look with the fore ground being sharp .
    but one thing when you stitch make sure you cant see the stitch which is very visable in the last stitch 3/4 along .

    over all a very nice shot .
     

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