Discussion in 'General Gallery' started by pugnacious33, Dec 5, 2008.
I like civil war battlefields.
Only suggestion I have is to try and not blow out the sky. It would be more interesting with a nice blue sky and some clouds.
It was a very overcast day with light rain.
That's a great picture, and the somber feel is fitting.
The sky is not blown out and this is a gratuitous general comment on this board.
All skies w/o blue and clouds are not blown out....it was a cloudy day.
A bright blue sky would ruin the nice feeling the photo has. Well done.
The sky is actually blown out. Can you see any detail in it? Or is it just a big, homogeneous undefined white thing? ranmyaku's was NOT a "gratuituous general comment"; your own comment, on the other hand, was. If you're wondering why you rarely get replies on your threads, this is the main reason.
Back to the photo, I find it interesting and really love the tones the author achieved on the cannon.
Perhaps it has escaped your notice that there is no detail in a cloudy sky......
Check your inbox for an example of detail on a cloudy sky --it took me 15 seconds to find it. If you wish to insist on your point, let's take it to PMs.
Nicely composed, I like it. Much nicer view I'm sure than those terrible few days in Sept of 62.
Try typing overcast in a flickr search and look through some pics. I'm not really sure what you are talking about. There most certainly is detail in a cloudy sky. That is the most ridiculous comment I have ever heard.
I appreciate all the nice comments about the photo. The sky is somewhat blown out, but the day was overcast with light rain and I was shooting handheld without any filters. In my opinion, the greyness of the day comes across in the photo and, as stsinner indicated, adds a mood to the photo that is fitting for a battlefield shot. I could have probably shot this in a way to bring out some detail in the clouds, but decided instead to focus on what was most important in the shot.
I disagree with the comment that it would be "nicer" with "a nice blue sky and some clouds". The blue sky and clouds just weren't there that day, so your C&C is not helpful at all. That remark came off as somewhat condescending.
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