mood - sky

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  1. Abstract

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    does this work?
     
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    Could you be more specific?
     
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    does it look realistic or overly fake? does it convey a moody feel to you? do you like it?!? what could be done to improve it? Its nothing special I know more of an experiment to learn from.
     
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    It certainly looks darker than it seems like it would in person, but it otherwise looks much like sunsets I've seen in various places around the country. I always find it difficult to apply the term "moody" to any single landscape or similar type of photograph. In this case, I'd say that if it were part of a larger collection of similar photographs, it could well establish a mood, but by itself, I don't get that.

    Please, take that for what it's worth, which isn't much. I'm mood-challenged when it comes to this type of image. Someone else can probably give you better feedback on the subject.

    Aesthetically, it's a nice photograph. It's a tad dark, but not excessively so. It hasn't got much context, but it's, well, "pretty" lol. I'd like to see more like this.

    If I were to make a suggestion, I'd say adjust with curves. Leave the darkest shadows and the brightest highlights where they are, but raise the level of the dark midtones a bit to bring out some more detail.
     
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    to be totally honest I don't like it anyways! :lol: I just got a lot of "woah" from non photographer viewers thanks for your comments :hug::
     
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    The colors are definitely cool but in general I think cool skies work best as backgrounds. If you had an interesting building or something in the foreground with this sky behind I think it would strengthen the shot.
     

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