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Mt Hood national Forest
« on: August 20, 2019, 01:29:34 pm »

I was really intrigued by this beautifully colored rock wall through the forest on a hike near Mt Hood. I initially discarded the shot as i thought the trees in the foreground kind of killed the comp, but after some playing around with the post processing I'm really enjoying the final product. Thoughts?
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Re: Mt Hood national Forest
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2019, 01:57:13 pm »

The mushy greens kill the shot. Unless this is a retro attempt at Pictorialism?

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Re: Mt Hood national Forest
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2019, 03:08:22 pm »

The mushy greens kill the shot. Unless this is a retro attempt at Pictorialism?

Newbie here... Could you explain? Which greens are you talking about?
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Re: Mt Hood national Forest
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2019, 03:26:46 pm »

I was really intrigued by this beautifully colored rock wall through the forest on a hike near Mt Hood. I initially discarded the shot as i thought the trees in the foreground kind of killed the comp, but after some playing around with the post processing I'm really enjoying the final product. Thoughts?


I like that; lots of mystery, which is kinda rare in landscapery. :-)

I appreciate the sense of something about to be revealed rather than being thrust up your nose, as it were.

Rob

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Re: Mt Hood national Forest
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2019, 04:21:51 pm »


I like that; lots of mystery, which is kinda rare in landscapery. :-)

I appreciate the sense of something about to be revealed rather than being thrust up your nose, as it were.

Rob
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Re: Mt Hood national Forest
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2019, 05:06:59 pm »


I like that; lots of mystery, which is kinda rare in landscapery. :-)

I appreciate the sense of something about to be revealed rather than being thrust up your nose, as it were.

Rob

Yep, I like it for same reason.
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Re: Mt Hood national Forest
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2019, 05:15:25 pm »

Thank you all  :D As i mentioned in my previous post I'm trying to be a bit more creative and deliberate with my compositions and not solely rely on the 'grand landscapes' that i started with as a beginner. I think if i could redo this shot I'd go with a longer lens and try to highlight the details in the wall and greenery better.

I appreciate the kind words and please let me know if you have any other criticisms!
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Re: Mt Hood national Forest
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2019, 05:29:14 pm »

Newbie here... Could you explain? Which greens are you talking about?

How many greens are there? As for pictorialism, if you haven't googled it, here is a snippet from Wikipedia:

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Typically, a pictorial photograph appears to lack a sharp focus...

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Re: Mt Hood national Forest
« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2019, 06:02:17 pm »


I like that; lots of mystery, which is kinda rare in landscapery. :-)

I appreciate the sense of something about to be revealed rather than being thrust up your nose, as it were.

Rob

I agree w that
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Re: Mt Hood national Forest
« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2019, 06:53:49 pm »

How many greens are there? As for pictorialism, if you haven't googled it, here is a snippet from Wikipedia:

In that case, that would be the "Orton effect" or gaussian blur i applied to the image. Indeed i did try to highlight the lit up green foreground specifically. I know it's not too everyone's taste but i enjoy the look. I think i can learn to apply it a bit more gracefully as i become more familiar with Photoshop.
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