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Snow clouds gathering
« on: March 08, 2017, 01:52:52 PM »

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Re: Snow clouds gathering
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2017, 07:53:44 PM »

Unusually shaped clouds, in my experience, and the foliage of the trees make an interesting shape but I don't find the clouds pleasing to look at. So, it would not be a keeper for me.
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Re: Snow clouds gathering
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2017, 01:13:00 AM »

No one else seems to like it either  :(

Never mind. Maybe next time  :)

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Re: Snow clouds gathering
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2017, 11:46:54 PM »

I very  much like the bottom quarter of the image as presented!!  The photograph looks as though it wants to be two seperate images.
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Re: Snow clouds gathering
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2017, 04:27:39 AM »

No one else seems to like it either  :(

I like it, Bill. I suspect you might have overdone the processing, though, adding even more drama to what was already dramatic.

And we have a "clouds" thread for shots like this!

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Re: Snow clouds gathering
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2017, 06:02:09 AM »

I like it, Bill. I suspect you might have overdone the processing, though, adding even more drama to what was already dramatic.

I heartily concur.

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Re: Snow clouds gathering
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2017, 08:23:48 AM »

I like it, Bill. I suspect you might have overdone the processing, though, adding even more drama to what was already dramatic.

I heartily concur.

I'm also leaning toward "overdone processing" but it's still a beautiful shot (composition, subject).
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Re: Snow clouds gathering
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2017, 09:28:55 AM »

I like it very much, but since it is in User Critiques, if it was me, I'd knock the texture down in the clouds to contrast with the land and trees below. Of course, it's not me.... pronounced me ;)

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Re: Snow clouds gathering
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2017, 09:51:39 AM »

Instead of killing the texture in the sky, how about adding some texture to the ground. As it is, the picture is upside-down from what one normally sees, with a darker ground and a lighter sky. It's liable to induce vertigo. The job needs to be done on the original raw version. It ends up too noisy if you try to do it on the jpeg.

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Re: Snow clouds gathering
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2017, 02:25:19 PM »

OK, version 2. I used a green filter to darken the sky a little, this time no filter at all, just a straightforward B&W conversion. Whaddya think?

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Re: Snow clouds gathering
« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2017, 02:26:27 PM »

Instead of killing the texture in the sky, how about adding some texture to the ground. As it is, the picture is upside-down from what one normally sees, with a darker ground and a lighter sky. It's liable to induce vertigo. The job needs to be done on the original raw version. It ends up too noisy if you try to do it on the jpeg.
It's a thought. I'll give that a try too.

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Re: Snow clouds gathering
« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2017, 03:11:43 PM »

OK, version 2. I used a green filter to darken the sky a little, this time no filter at all, just a straightforward B&W conversion. Whaddya think?

Much better, I think. You really should have a look at Nik (Google) SilverFX Pro. It's free and it does a fantastic job of b&w conversions.

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Re: Snow clouds gathering
« Reply #12 on: March 13, 2017, 03:22:34 PM »

+1

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Re: Snow clouds gathering
« Reply #13 on: March 13, 2017, 06:33:37 PM »

Much better, I think. You really should have a look at Nik (Google) SilverFX Pro. It's free and it does a fantastic job of b&w conversions.

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Re: Snow clouds gathering
« Reply #14 on: March 13, 2017, 07:33:00 PM »

OK, version 2. I used a green filter to darken the sky a little, this time no filter at all, just a straightforward B&W conversion. Whaddya think?

I think the treatment is better but that the biggest challenge here is that you have two subjects on the right and none on the left.

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Re: Snow clouds gathering
« Reply #15 on: March 13, 2017, 07:45:59 PM »

Ooooohhh! Scott's right! Your composition simply isn't standard, Bill. Can't have that.

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Re: Snow clouds gathering
« Reply #16 on: March 13, 2017, 08:16:25 PM »

Interesting how Russ' proposal alters the mood in the sky. Hmmmm.... I like the your second version better, Bill.

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Re: Snow clouds gathering
« Reply #17 on: March 14, 2017, 07:16:01 AM »

All in all it's a stunning shot, Bill. (In spite of the fact that your composition flouts the "rules.")

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Re: Snow clouds gathering
« Reply #18 on: March 14, 2017, 10:21:51 AM »

All in all it's a stunning shot, Bill. (In spite of the fact that your composition flouts the "rules.")
+1.
But I would say: partly "because of," rather than "in spite of."
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