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Willpower
« on: March 02, 2017, 12:03:49 PM »

"Willpower", on the Isle of Skye in Scotland



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Re: Willpower
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2017, 12:44:01 PM »

Nice framing.

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Re: Willpower
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2017, 01:45:03 PM »

I like the framing but feel like you've lost too much detail in the shadow areas.
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Re: Willpower
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2017, 02:01:24 PM »

I feel the processing expresses very well the idea of grim determination.
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Re: Willpower
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2017, 06:03:48 AM »

Very good photo. I concur with the opinion that the processing suits the mood.

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Re: Willpower
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2017, 01:56:35 PM »

I like the mood and you have positioned yourself well relative to the tree. Maybe slightly more space between the lake and the tree, but only a tiny bit. I know this tree very well :) It's lovely as it sits there on the edge of the cliff. I have had night mares about sliding in the mud and go over the rock edge ;)

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Re: Willpower
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2017, 02:29:26 AM »

Nice framing.

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Thank you Thierry! :)

I like the framing but feel like you've lost too much detail in the shadow areas.

Hello Chris, I appreciate your point, but I (obviously) disagree; the mood I was after was a dark one, and besides I think that there is enough shadow detail pretty much everywhere, despite the shadows being dark. Of course, it is a very personal feeling, so there is no right or wrong here :)

I feel the processing expresses very well the idea of grim determination.


Thank you Eric, glad you enjoyed the mood and the processing :)

Very good photo. I concur with the opinion that the processing suits the mood.

Thank you very much Paulo, glad you enjoyed it! :)

I like the mood and you have positioned yourself well relative to the tree. Maybe slightly more space between the lake and the tree, but only a tiny bit. I know this tree very well :) It's lovely as it sits there on the edge of the cliff. I have had night mares about sliding in the mud and go over the rock edge ;)

Thank you Hans! With the lens I had, it was impossible to get more space between the tree and the lake, without... precipitating down the cliff! :D I did all I could to get separation between the tree and the lake, and the amount you see here is the best I could do under the circumstances. I went back a couple of times during my various trips to Skye, but the weather and the mud / water / snow were not good, and I didn't want to risk a fatal fall for one more pic ;)

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Re: Willpower
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2017, 05:58:44 AM »

Very good. The upper side of the shrub seems too dark (involved in the dark, moody filtering or processing  of the sky...)
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Re: Willpower
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2017, 07:19:00 AM »


Thank you Hans! With the lens I had, it was impossible to get more space between the tree and the lake, without... precipitating down the cliff! :D I did all I could to get separation between the tree and the lake, and the amount you see here is the best I could do under the circumstances. I went back a couple of times during my various trips to Skye, but the weather and the mud / water / snow were not good, and I didn't want to risk a fatal fall for one more pic ;)

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Vieri

Thanks Vieri, I'm glad you didn't risk your life. One has to be very careful at that spot ;)

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Re: Willpower
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2017, 10:52:03 AM »

A dramatic photograph that recreates well a dark mood. I'm troubled, though, by two things:
  • the obvious vignetting - possibly goes unnoticed by non-photographers so, maybe I'm being unfair;
  • the loss of accutance in the upper left branches.

Not deal-breakers, but it would mean, from my perspective, using in a book, but perhaps not a large print.
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Re: Willpower
« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2017, 05:26:45 AM »

Very good. The upper side of the shrub seems too dark (involved in the dark, moody filtering or processing  of the sky...)

Thank you, glad you enjoyed it :) I added some vignette on purpose, but I appreciate that not everyone might like it ;)

Thanks Vieri, I'm glad you didn't risk your life. One has to be very careful at that spot ;)

Indeed - better to live to photograph it another day, as they say :D

A dramatic photograph that recreates well a dark mood. I'm troubled, though, by two things:
  • the obvious vignetting - possibly goes unnoticed by non-photographers so, maybe I'm being unfair;
  • the loss of accutance in the upper left branches.

Not deal-breakers, but it would mean, from my perspective, using in a book, but perhaps not a large print.

Thank you for your comment. I added the vignette, and while I appreciate it that it might be to everyone's taste, I think it adds to the mood; about acutance, the top branches were actually moving because of the wind (as often there), and while it didn't affect the grass (being protected by the edges of the little valley there) it made the top branches a little unsharp. I don't think that it detracts from the mood, on the other hand I wished the whole tree would have been moving (too sturdy for that, I suppose!) and to me it still looks great printed big - but I definitely see your point.

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