Walking on the horizon

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  1. in2thewild

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    Hello,
    In the image below I've tried to include a leading line; do you think it works? What do you think works /doesn't in the photo?

    Thanks for your feedback :). IMG_7199.jpg


     
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    Well, too saturated for my tastes. Also the silhouette looks very much like it was composited in.
     
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    Thanks for your feedback. Ok, so I should reduce the saturation. No, the guy on the horizon want composited in. I just changed saturation and exposure in Lightroom. My friend was in the right place at the right time.

    But what do you think about the composition?
     
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    Is this better?
     
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    Well there's a definite hard edge around the silhouette that makes it look composited, so maybe it's just been oversharpened. As for the composition, have to admit, not wild about it. Maybe less foreground would help, just not much other than the silhouette and the trail in the snow that really constitutes a subject and it's such a small portion of the photograph.
     
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    OK, fair enough.
     
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    Ok, well keep in mind I'm not a landscape sort of guy usually, so accept all that with the usual grain of salt :)
     
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    This is one of those compositions that stridently wishes it was something really good, but just missed being terrific. Yes, there is technically a leading line, although somewhat subtle and zig-zaggy.

    The biggest flaw here is the scale of the human figure relative to the landscape. The composition lacks cohesion and balance in that the figure is nearly lost as it is so small and featureless.

    As Robbins wrote; the saturated colors are jarring, and for those reasons, you've been chopped. :icon_jokercolor:
     
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    I don't know how to composite photos (I've just learnt how to function in manual mode so that's too advanced for me at the moment). I think I must have oversharpened the photo like you said.

    Thanks anyway.
     
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    robbins.photo Yup, It's The Zoo Guy Supporting Member

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    Before the entree round? Wow.. mondo harsh. Lol :)
     
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    OK, point taken. I'll try again!
     
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    No worries. I do like the idea behind it. Important thing is to keep shooting, and shoot what you like.
     

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