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ScottWylie

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Swiss mountain pond (Colour)
« on: February 23, 2011, 12:14:40 PM »

I'd appreciate any comments on this image, I took it a few years ago up in the Swiss mountains in summer, right on the border with Italy near the St Bernard Pass. I can't be sure if it was in Switzerland or Italy if I'm honest. perhaps the little row of stepping stones marks the border... :)

I tried a B&W conversion but I prefer it in colour.

Thanks!


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Re: Swiss mountain pond (Colour)
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2011, 05:00:07 PM »

Is a very pleasant mountain scene that unfortunately suffers from banal light. Looks like it was taken during the middle of the day or close to it.

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Re: Swiss mountain pond (Colour)
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2011, 06:23:57 PM »

Looks like an area I'd like to revisit in defining light, agreed...
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Re: Swiss mountain pond (Colour)
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2011, 07:02:04 AM »

I agree with Josh and Patricia, everything is in place for a beautiful photo but the light isn't there… Try to return and while you wait for the light, play with the rescue dogs.  8)
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Re: Swiss mountain pond (Colour)
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2011, 06:40:20 AM »

Thanks for the comments, I think it must have been around midday. I'll be up there again (on honeymoon) this summer, I really like the scene so I'll try early morning or late evening depending on the direction of the sun.

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Re: Swiss mountain pond (Colour)
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2011, 12:57:22 PM »

Heck, I think the light looks fine.  It's a beautiful place.  However, I'd crop about 20% off the top and about 10-15% off the left side, which IMO don't add anything, to make the distant mountains a larger part of the composition.

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Re: Swiss mountain pond (Colour)
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2011, 01:19:40 PM »

Heck, I think the light looks fine.  It's a beautiful place.  However, I'd crop about 20% off the top and about 10-15% off the left side, which IMO don't add anything, to make the distant mountains a larger part of the composition.

Lisa

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Re: Swiss mountain pond (Colour)
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2011, 03:01:25 PM »

Heck, I think the light looks fine.  It's a beautiful place.  However, I'd crop about 20% off the top and about 10-15% off the left side, which IMO don't add anything, to make the distant mountains a larger part of the composition.

Lisa


Fallowing your instructions: the diagonals of the stepping stones and the shadows of the distant clouds seem to resonate more and I think the reflections works better when things are narrower.  On the other hand more definition across the terrane...  Bruce
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