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mseawell

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Desert True
« on: November 03, 2018, 09:46:08 am »

The moments of light I treasure. Early morning light touches the face of Monument Valley. What a honor to bear witness to such spectacular beauty...desert true.
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Re: Desert True
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2018, 11:43:56 am »

Thank you for this beautiful photograph.
As good as it gets !
Richard
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Re: Desert True
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2018, 11:59:10 am »

Thanks for the kind comment Richard.  ;)

Mark
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Re: Desert True
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2018, 12:09:51 pm »

Mark.
There are a lot of fine fotos on LuLa. And I appreciate them all for their mastery of the genre. But every once and a while one foto resonates in a way I didn't expect. There's something hopeful and majestic about this image that has a tangible power for me.
Richard
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Re: Desert True
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2018, 12:25:31 pm »

The moments of light I treasure. Early morning light touches the face of Monument Valley. What a honor to bear witness to such spectacular beauty...desert true.

Excellent! The light is the thing, no?
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Re: Desert True
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2018, 01:17:18 pm »

The light is stunning. For my taste (and I venture to make suggestions about your photos, Mark, with much trepidation), it would benefit from a bit less of the rather boring foreground.

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Re: Desert True
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2018, 01:26:44 pm »

Thanks for the comments (and critique Jeremy!) I have with and without the foreground and honestly, I could go either way. It wasn't so much what the foreground held as it was the tonal changes and the effect it had on the light hitting the canyons. I like seeing the dramatic difference.

Mark
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Re: Desert True
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2018, 11:07:18 pm »

I just tried cropping by scrolling the image, and I feel it needs the dark foreground to set off the gorgeous light.
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Re: Desert True
« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2018, 04:04:09 am »

A very fine image.

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Re: Desert True
« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2018, 04:06:24 am »

I just tried cropping by scrolling the image, and I feel it needs the dark foreground to set off the gorgeous light.

Oh, I agree. I wasn't suggesting that all of it be removed; I just felt (feel) that there's a bit too much there, which distracts from the wonderful top third.

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Re: Desert True
« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2018, 10:10:24 pm »

Thanks for all the kind comments!

Mark
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Re: Desert True
« Reply #11 on: November 05, 2018, 04:07:52 am »

Wonderful light. I think there is too much foreground and too less of the sky, if I may suggest.

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Re: Desert True
« Reply #12 on: November 05, 2018, 12:27:17 pm »

Agreed on both the sublime light, well-executed recording and too much foreground. 
I'd crop half of the FG for starters.
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Re: Desert True
« Reply #13 on: November 07, 2018, 09:50:33 am »

Honeyed light. You did good keeping the Red channel from blowing out.
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