Road to Nowhere

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  1. deadtoaster2

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    28mm Focal Length
    F/13 @ 1/640 sec.
    -0.7 Exposure Comp

    General Critique please, what do you like, what don't you like. What would you have changed?

    Thanks
     
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    I love it. The colors are bright, vibrant and engaging. I would have loved to seen the road travel on into the distance, into a vantage point, but I understand that's beyond your control.

    The black border adds a finishing touch.

    Nice job.
     
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    I like the composition, but I think it needs more contrast and the clouds need to be burned a little.
     
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    More contrast does help! Thanks for the suggestions guys.

    Anybody else?
     
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    It looks too neon-ish to me and very oddly colored. i'd darken the sky ever so slightly and burn the clouds as well.
    Here is a quick edit. I've never burned clouds before but I've seen the effect, I know my edit looks crappy but it was quick, I still suggest burning them yourself, or trying it out.
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    Also the horizon is too centered. the road being your subject, you should either A) crop out some of the sky resting the horizon on a third and get a panoramic, or B) recompose next time pointed at the road more.
     
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    Did you change anything to make it less neon-ish? The colors look the same to me... just with a little more contrast.

    I will try cropping it and see how it looks.

    Thanks for the suggestions.
     
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    I slightly desaturated the sky, then upped contrast, which brought the saturation back up. I should've re-desaturated it some more, but I left the ground the same. The sky is slightly different. but year, the ground is EXACTLY the same. No problem for the selections. I hope they help.
     
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    First - I'm just starting so rank amateur comments follow. Take advice at your own risk.. :)

    Not sure I'd burn the clouds, it seems to change the mood quite a bit. Almost from a 'let's have a picnic' to 'get an umbrella'. Also, I'm happy that you can't see the end point of the road. Makes me want to drive up it to see where it ends.

    There appears to be a dust speck on one of the clouds. DSLR pointed it out on one of mine and now I'm obsessed with eliminating them.


    Great shot!
     
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    Haha yeah. I've never had a problem with dust, but I clean my sensor once every 2 weeks because i'm paranoid. I found out they need routine cleaning AFTER I ordered my camera, and thought (what a shame for the price) and I get paranoid every time I flip open the shutter for cleaning that MORE dust will settle on the sensor and it was fine before I used the blower, and also am scared I'll sneeze and jam my hand into the camera and kill the sensor.
    I hate dust too, quite an annoying way to ruin a picture!
     
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    Beautiful picture! I also,would not burn the clouds. I feel that you caught the true look of the day...the shadows are cast perfectly on the mountains. The color of the clay road is incredible, looks just like Georgia red clay..lol Love the contrast and lighting.
     
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    but a shade too brown
     
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    Actually I think its a nice realistic capture, including some haze which is by all means Natural in this type scene... Nice Road lead in , good full frame!
    Like it!
     

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