Sundial

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  1. azkul

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    I think this is a good picture. I really like the reflection in the water. The only things I would change are: The picture seems a bit dull. I'd bump up the saturation about 20-25. Maybe crop a little from the top because it doesn't really serve a purpose. And the title....maybe I don't get it but this picture isn't what I was thinking it would be.

    I like the composition, also. I like how my eyes seem to wonder around the picture. It looks very peaceful.
     
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    Good points about the saturation and cropping.

    Sundial is the name of the mountain, and the lake is named Lake Blanche.
     
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    I don't know that I'd crop that photo very much at all. I think open sky above a mountain helps with showing height. I like the idea of upping the sat a little. Great photo
     
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    Nicely composed. I agree that a small crop on top might help. I also think a graduated neutral density filter would really have helped. The sky is a little washed out from trying to get everything exposed. If you could have underexposed it a bit, it would have helped with the color saturation a bit. Overall though, a very nice image. I love nature/landscape shots :)
     
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    I agree about trying to get better color saturation by underexposing by a half stop or so.

    This looks like a beautiful area. I like the shot, but the Sundial mountain is just a little too centered for me. A few steps to the left or right, or maybe just a horizontal view, might make it a more compelling composition. :)
     

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