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Equipment & Techniques => Landscape & Nature Photography => Topic started by: MTGFender on May 10, 2013, 07:28:49 AM

Title: Yosemite Valley 8
Post by: MTGFender on May 10, 2013, 07:28:49 AM
Hasselblad H4D-40/ HCD 35-90mm/ Lee 0.6 GND and Big Stopper

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Title: Re: Yosemite Valley 8
Post by: francois on May 10, 2013, 07:54:07 AM
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I have some mixed feelings about this one… I need more time to think about it. At the moment, I see two photos in one. The river, with its T shape seems to split the photo horizontally. The upper part is pure delight…

Let's see what the others will say, I might be well be wrong about the split-image thing.
Title: Re: Yosemite Valley 8
Post by: Chairman Bill on May 10, 2013, 08:20:06 AM
I'm a bit torn too. I can see (whether intended or not) the sort of balance that the waterfall & the channel leading to the river, provides to the photo, but the clear division between the upper & lower halves of the image bother me.
Title: Re: Yosemite Valley 8
Post by: MTGFender on May 10, 2013, 08:31:11 AM
Keep your comments in consideration and kind of agree.
How's about this one?
Thanks very much for your thoughtful comments.
Title: Re: Yosemite Valley 8
Post by: sdwilsonsct on May 10, 2013, 11:27:34 AM
The sky's the thing. The boardwalk distracts.
Title: Re: Yosemite Valley 8
Post by: francois on May 10, 2013, 11:41:55 AM
Keep your comments in consideration and kind of agree.
How's about this one?
Thanks very much for your thoughtful comments.

No idea why, but I'm less bothered by this last version. It might be the placement of the river in the frame?
Title: Re: Yosemite Valley 8
Post by: dreed on May 10, 2013, 09:53:27 PM
No idea why, but I'm less bothered by this last version. It might be the placement of the river in the frame?

That's not a river. It's just flood waters pooling up from the river.
Title: Re: Yosemite Valley 8
Post by: Chris Calohan on May 11, 2013, 09:23:46 AM
Have to agree with the flow here. Seems like there are two images. Otherwise, it's just too many conflicting elements to hold the eye to one theme.
Title: Re: Yosemite Valley 8
Post by: francois on May 12, 2013, 05:52:44 AM
That's not a river. It's just flood waters pooling up from the river.

Thanks for the info… I've yet to go to Yosemite!
Title: Re: Yosemite Valley 8
Post by: MTGFender on May 12, 2013, 12:25:15 PM
Thanks for all of your thoughtful comments! Pramote
Title: Re: Yosemite Valley 8
Post by: gerafotografija on May 13, 2013, 12:07:03 AM
No idea why, but I'm less bothered by this last version. It might be the placement of the river in the frame?

I don't remember where I read this, it might have been in an old book on composition (http://www.amazon.com/Practical-Composition-Photography-photography/dp/0240510607) by a photographer named Axel Bruck. Although everyone likes to talk about the rule of thirds, most of the great artists of the past avoided exact thirds like the plague.

To my eye, that looks like the difference between the two versions. A more organic ratio seems to soften the effect of the hard separation of sections of the frame.
Title: Re: Yosemite Valley 8
Post by: MTGFender on May 13, 2013, 06:58:21 AM
This picture is very interesting. People would either like or dislike it.
I really enjoy reading the comments.
Thanks,
Pramote
Title: Re: Yosemite Valley 8
Post by: francois on May 13, 2013, 07:05:49 AM

A more organic ratio seems to soften the effect of the hard separation of sections of the frame.

Yes, you're probably right! Sometimes, I don't spend too much time asking myself why.