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Re: Yorkshire Dales
« Reply #20 on: February 21, 2012, 03:41:38 PM »

It's an interesting landscape to me primarily because it's one with which I'm not very familiar.  When I scroll the image up on my screen and put the top just above the cloud on the left (now the aspect ratio is about 1:1), I like the result because the focus or emphasis is even more strongly on the landscape, as if I'm looking at that portion of the photograph more intently.  The most the blank sky can do is to provide perspective or context, and that's not needed for this photograph.  If it's not needed, I'd suggest eliminating it.

yes that is something iam considering with this one cropping the sky a little

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Re: Yorkshire Dales
« Reply #21 on: February 21, 2012, 04:20:41 PM »

Hi Shaun,  Apologies for misspelling your name earlier and I was just feeling a bit sorry for myself, but luckily my injury is far less severe than an ACL tear.  Doctor says it is a torn muscle that will soon heal with ice, rest and ibuprofen.

I happen to open the book Perfect Exposure by Michael Freeman and saw an image of a valley in Yorkshire.  It has no sky, but a river bend.  His purpose was to give an example of a full range of the color green, "revealing a (wide) range of hues and tones".  He found that people like an "over saturation of 'grassy' green."   p.120

I do like your image a lot, but I do miss seeing the color.  It might show a variety of winter brown going well with the blue sky.  The Yorkshire valley looks like a wonderful place to photograph with probably as many stone walls as we find here in New England, USA.
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