"" MOOD LIGHT ""

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  1. New England Moments

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    Ok my second post here in critique, lets try this different...

    How about subject and composition here, and throw in lighting??

    Shot taken very early morning as sun just coming up to the left... Shot taken in Vermont this past winter 07" low clouds to left of frame in mountains... just trying to get a feel here how this forum works...








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    Im gonna go out on a limb and say the colors are funky. I have a film progam that does a white balance thing and when I applied it the color changed to a much more natural look. Of course the light might be funky where you are.

    Composition is hard to tell about since there doesn't seem to be many flat surfaces. The distant mountains seem to be plumb and for me that anchors it as straight. The horses facing into the frame is a good thing. So overal I think it is pretty well done. Im sure there are others more qualified to go farther with it. But it does appear to have its own kind of balance.
     
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    Gorgeous! :) I don't see anything funky about that light. I've seen it many a time at sunrise and at sunset. That warmish, pinkish light. So gorgeous, and it really contrasts the cool blues. My only gripe is that I'd like to see a tiny bit more space to the right of the horses.
     
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    mysteryscribe... I can live with funky lol... this was taken probably about 5:30 ish in the morning...sun just coming over mountain gave everything its first light which was a pinkish cast, ( as you can see below horses) I was amazed how much the light varied and how fast it was happening..

    So I'm not sure what you were using, ( Not Familiar with it ) but can assure you that at this time in the morn, the snow was not white..... assuming that is what you are talking about with funky color... snow take s on many casts with light... it all varies from shaded snow to untouched snow/ windblown snow, even depth of snow carries lighting differently...

    but none the less that you for commenting , I appreciate this.. still getting my feet in the door here, jus posting a few to see how the forum runs with comments... and yours are sound...
     
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    Let's throw in everything. From a composition point of view you have diagonals, foreground, middle and background, depth, and perspective caused by the horses which are well placed in the bottom third of the screen. The great lighting gives it a very artistic, painting type feel and the horses give it some visual impact too.

    A great shot in both composition and technique.

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    Well I said I was going out on a limb. Since i wasn't there I had no idea what the light looked like. I used a program called silver pilot. Stuck the shot in it and laid the white balance on the snow. It hit it with a lot more subtle colors. Make that colors I am more familier with.

    Sorry about that was done and said in good faith..
     
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    Oh. My. God. I finally agreed with Mystery. I am not a fan of the colors, but a big fan of the photo.
     
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    Be still my beating heart
     
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    i think its FANTASTIC
     
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    first i think its an excellent shot

    but if you want critique :) ...

    i think this shot could have benifited from HDR, I feel like 1/2 or 1/3 stop underexposed would bring out the pink just a tad more, however, i also feel like parts of the snow could be a tad bit brighter, also all detail is lost in the brown horse (brown right? judging by the head) So basically i think it could use both a tad more and a tad less exposure which in digital means HDR. (just ask the horses to hold really really still :) )
     
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    To my mind this colour snow and the given light are absolutely plausible and very convincing and I do like the effects of the "Mood Light" on the snow. I have taken pics of "pink snow" too (on the two days that we actually had snow here this past winter :roll: ) just because I liked it so.

    I also like composition here, a beautiful scene, and some nice "action" to focus on.

    While the brown horse may be a bit dark, indeed, I also find that only its head is lit by the first rays of the early morning sun is plausible and convincing. Maybe up the highlight levels by 25 ... nothing else would be done if this were mine.
     
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    i think that the color contrast between the blue and pink are the best aspect of this photo. so pretty!
     

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