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« on: November 28, 2006, 09:51:14 AM »

Dear all,

Any comments on this image?



I have been hesitating a lot on the right amount of contrast needed for the foreground.

This was shot with the Mamiya ZD by the way.

Thank you in advance,

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Bernard
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« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2006, 03:08:52 PM »

Bernard,

I like the image and the graduations, but try cropping out most of the foreground - I have just played with a piece of card to reframe it. In my opinion if you lost nearly a half of the height from the bottom it works much better. Just up to and including the rock adjacent to the slope. Try it - I then felt I was being led into the view from the left hand corner, otherwise there is little to take me into the picture. The high streaks of cloud also help to guide my eyes to the distant peaks.

There is a distracting bright white cloud (?) half way through the mountain peaks that I would be tempted to darken. Then I think you have a great keeper.

Just where was the picture taken?

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« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2006, 04:12:20 PM »

Hi Bernard:  There certainly are a variety of textures and tones there!  I would agree with cropping out some of the bottom of the picture... maybe 1/5 of the height or so.  My first reaction on looking at the photograph was that I found my eye sliding over to the right and down into the dark hole on the right edge... not unlike the movement of the earth caused by wind, erosion, etc.

Thanks for sharing it!

Mike.
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« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2006, 05:08:04 PM »

I'd try making a curve adjustment layer masked to bring out more contrast and detail from the sky, and a second one to do the same for the really dark rocks. But that's minor nitpicking; probably more a matter of taste than a matter of real technical shortcomings.

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« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2006, 05:10:56 PM »

Thanks a lot for your insightful comments gentlemen.

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Bernard
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« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2006, 05:12:34 PM »

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It was shot this past Saturday.

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« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2006, 08:05:02 PM »

Sorry, where?

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« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2006, 10:16:35 PM »

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Oops sorry, my mistake.

This was shot in the Japanese Northern Alps, in the Tateyama range.

A pretty cold place. The ridge where the image was taken is swept by strong wind, and not much snow accumulates there, but up to 15 m of snow accumulate in the valley just below.

The place is easy to reach in the summer, since it is only a 3 hours trek with a 1500 feet elevation difference. Things are a bit tougher in the winter and bringing crampons and ice axe is a very good idea. Camping nearby is the only way to get these conditions and very few people camp around there. Temp dropped to -17c that night.  Either way, the access point to the start of the trek closes end of Nov and only opens back mid April.

In the mean time, only a few hardcore winter climbers with a lot of time to spare and good skills give the place a try...

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Bernard
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« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2006, 11:38:26 PM »

Interesting.  I might like to see it in color to get a feel for the hills/mountains in the horizon.
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« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2007, 09:00:46 AM »

Madness to revive such an ancient thread, but just having signed up I've been wandering around looking at things—as you do—and I just wanted to say that it's the foreground that makes this picture for me. The top half I feel I've seen before, and maybe better, but the sunlight glistening off the snow at the bottom looks good, and anchors it somehow. Gives it a real sense of place. Well, just a subjective opinion.
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