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Larch needles, cliff ice, Kootenay River
« on: December 12, 2018, 01:05:40 pm »

Out with the EOS R. Works for me.  :D

Feedback welcome.

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Re: Larch needles, cliff ice, Kootenay River
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2018, 05:06:13 pm »

The lighting looks unique. What time of day did youshoot and what were the weather conditions? Can you share any of you technique and post processing?
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Re: Larch needles, cliff ice, Kootenay River
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2018, 05:39:58 pm »

Where is this along the Kootenai?
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Re: Larch needles, cliff ice, Kootenay River
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2018, 08:33:19 pm »

The lighting looks unique. What time of day did youshoot and what were the weather conditions? Can you share any of you technique and post processing?

These are shady, dark, north-facing cliffs in a sunless valley an hour or so before sunset, mostly overcast. Processed to taste, as they say, using Color Efex and Aperture. Nothing too wild, I just tried to recreate what I saw.
JPG original because I haven't organized a RAW processor yet. Hand-held because there was a fence to shoot over.
ISO 400, 105 mm, f/4, 1/60 s for the first image.

RBFritz: this is the canal near Bonnington Falls.

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Re: Larch needles, cliff ice, Kootenay River
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2018, 08:57:29 pm »

Gorgeous tones and sumptuous colours, Scott. Both are captivating ‘studies’.

If I may... the bottom of the two seems slightly bottom-heavy. Do you have a similar,ar composition with about 10-15% less water and about 10-15% more cliff?

Beautiful works are they are, though.
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Re: Larch needles, cliff ice, Kootenay River
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2018, 03:57:25 am »

If I may... the bottom of the two seems slightly bottom-heavy. Do you have a similar,ar composition with about 10-15% less water and about 10-15% more cliff?

I see what you mean, Terry, but if you cut off any of the water, you lose the reflection of the ice. I agree that more cliff would be nice, though.

Jeremy
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Re: Larch needles, cliff ice, Kootenay River
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2018, 01:32:16 pm »

Thanks, Terry and Jeremy.

In the first version I wanted more ice reflection, but I think this is better.

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Re: Larch needles, cliff ice, Kootenay River
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2018, 02:33:17 pm »

Thanks, Terry and Jeremy.

In the first version I wanted more ice reflection, but I think this is better.

You could stitch them!

Jeremy
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Re: Larch needles, cliff ice, Kootenay River
« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2018, 04:46:02 pm »

I love a good reflection and these are good reflections and very, very enjoyable to look at.

Dave
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Re: Larch needles, cliff ice, Kootenay River
« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2018, 05:43:26 pm »

Thanks, Terry and Jeremy.

In the first version I wanted more ice reflection, but I think this is better.

To me, anyway, this version feels better. I am not an art critic nor a print judge, nor am I schooled in Fine Art. I simply react to what feels right after looking at thousands of fine photographs. Often, it’s not usually what I want that works (I would like to see more reflection, too), but rather what feels right, given my limited aesthetic experience.
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Re: Larch needles, cliff ice, Kootenay River
« Reply #10 on: December 13, 2018, 08:12:23 pm »

I agree with Terry.  Less bottom is better.  (at least in this image)  :)
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Re: Larch needles, cliff ice, Kootenay River
« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2018, 09:10:56 pm »

Very nice!
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Re: Larch needles, cliff ice, Kootenay River
« Reply #12 on: December 14, 2018, 10:15:31 am »

These are very good.

Since you welcome comments, I was left wondering about a slightly larger framing in #1, to me looks a bit tight, I would like to see more of the green trees.

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Re: Larch needles, cliff ice, Kootenay River
« Reply #13 on: December 14, 2018, 04:22:06 pm »

Since you welcome comments, I was left wondering about a slightly larger framing in #1, to me looks a bit tight, I would like to see more of the green trees.

Thanks, Paulo. I like the trees, too, but decided that the focus lay elsewhere, and tried to trim back the number of potentially competing elements.

Terry, I think v2 works better because it conforms to the "Rule" of thirds.

Jeremy, these are actually two crops of one image. Saves stitching. :)  Yes, I try and get it right in the field, but sometimes I shoot a little wider, leaving scope for fine-tuning later.

Thanks to all for your comments.

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Re: Larch needles, cliff ice, Kootenay River
« Reply #14 on: December 16, 2018, 12:10:05 am »

The first image is beautiful.
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