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High Mountain
« on: March 09, 2012, 10:17:48 AM »

Image of... Glacier Blanc 3000m, Ailefroide, Ecrins National Park, French Alps June 2011. Shot on a mountaineering trip last summer. As photography has become more important to me my time in the mountains (never enough) will be dedicated to photography rather than the actual climbing....on this trip i did both and it got way to complicated.


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Re: High Mountain
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2012, 03:30:19 PM »

Russ will moan about the absence of the hand of man, but he should at least appreciate the footprints.

I think aesthetically, I'd prefer an image of virgin snow, but those foot & axe prints lead my eye up the edge of the glacier. I can almost smell the snow. I might have to put my Grivel G12s on, just to really get into the mood of it all.  ;)

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Re: High Mountain
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2012, 06:19:56 PM »

Russ will want to scalp me for this, but my preference would be to crop out the bottom 1/3 of the image, making it a horizontal. This keeps enough of the "feet of man" to satisfy Russ on that count while placing more emphasis on the dramatic mountains.

Lovely shot.

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Re: High Mountain
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2012, 05:01:34 AM »

Thanks Bill and Eric

Needs some decoding this one lol...Ok who is Russ?

For me today the three lower right hand edge footprints need to go, the crop subjective one isnt it....i like the depth it gives the image and think that might be lost with a crop?

Thanks for looking guys appreciate the input

Shaun
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Re: High Mountain
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2012, 08:49:23 AM »

Russ is Russ Lewis, who posts as RSL.

He is a fine photographer. He has also expressed strong views on the evils of cropping (except in the camera, or in emergencies) and on the value of the "hand of man" appearing in any good landscape photo.

Some of us like to tease him a bit, but his critical comments are almost always very perceptive.

Eric
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Re: High Mountain
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2012, 05:49:48 AM »

Thanks Eric

ill have a look through his work

Shaun
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Re: High Mountain
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2012, 03:30:34 PM »

Russ will want to scalp me for this, but my preference would be to crop out the bottom 1/3 of the image, making it a horizontal. This keeps enough of the "feet of man" to satisfy Russ on that count while placing more emphasis on the dramatic mountains.

Lovely shot.

Eric

I agree...

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Re: High Mountain
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2012, 07:11:42 AM »

I tried the suggested crop it works very well. I feel that the original and the crop versions are different images. In the original, the footsteps in the snow are almost more important the the mountains. In the cropped image, the mountain become the main subject and the footsteps lead the eyes there.
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Re: High Mountain
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2012, 03:01:26 PM »

Perfect as it is.  Do not crop.
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Re: High Mountain
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2012, 04:49:19 PM »

I tried the suggested crop it works very well. I feel that the original and the crop versions are different images. In the original, the footsteps in the snow are almost more important the the mountains. In the cropped image, the mountain become the main subject and the footsteps lead the eyes there.

Hi Francois

Thanks for your thoughts...

I like the strong lead in line in this one, however i think it could be further optimised by re-weighting the image, i will look at putting a little sky back in and cropping a little FG out.

regards

shaun

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Re: High Mountain
« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2012, 04:51:19 PM »

Perfect as it is.  Do not crop.

Thanks very much....yes i like it as is also...but will have a look at what people have suggested, see if it rings any more bells for me.

regard Shaun
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