The Crack of Dawn!

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  1. Cyber Surfer

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    Here is a low-light picture of the sunrise highlighting the tips of the mountains overlooking Spray Lakes, Alberta. I would appreciate comments to this new style of photography that I am trying. Thanks. More of my pictures can be seen at http://www.jeanroy-photo.com

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  2. Well, hat off for being out there. It's a really nice shot. I know this isn't the critique forum, but I do want to mention that the bottom half is very dark, although you seem to have captured some detail there... could you bring it out and make it visible, or is the extreme darkness a creative choice?
     
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    Maybe you can explain a little more about what you're going for?
     
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    I was trying to be artistic with this one, and possibly have a shot that would print up in large size. Some like it dark, while others would like to see what's below the mountain. I can lighten it up, so that the lake below shows with the reflection, but to me the low light atmosphere takes away from the central theme, which is the highlighted mountains.

    I am interested in your thoughts.
     
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    A tough one. It seems there should be some kind of richness on the bottom. Not like light, but maybe very dark color instead of black?
     
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    do you crop the dark area or not? tough one, I like it either way
     
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    Here is my original shot. I was experimenting with Photoshop CS2 and trying different styles to see which would be the most acceptable. This shot was taken at 6:30 am on a very cold day in Spray Lakes Provincial Park in Alberta under very low light conditions at sunrise. Your comments have helped, thanks.

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    Now that's got it going on. I like the separation between the shadows and the, treeline(?) on the other side.
     
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    Whoah talk about nice editing! I would personally just bring back a little more of the lake. Great mountain glow though, the early wake up was defintely worth it :)
     
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    That is a stunning shot ( your first posted one) I love darker shots, maybe I would crop off a little more of the bottom just above the lake line. IMO
     
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    Kudos for getting out there in such cold weather, as for the picture, I think the processing is good except some details were lost.
     
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    Very nice, i used to go out with a girl called dawn so i was a bit shocked to start but the panaram is lovely too :).

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