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Tree in Zion Canyon
« on: September 25, 2019, 11:34:38 am »

From a few years ago. Nikon D600 with 70-200mm Nikkor lens.
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Re: Tree in Zion Canyon
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2019, 12:25:54 pm »

I like the contrasting idea. You might want to turn it into a black and white, though. The burnt highlights in color are a distraction, they might be a feature in b&w. Also, the out-if-focus background would be much less distracting if darker and in b&w.

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Re: Tree in Zion Canyon
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2019, 12:29:35 pm »

I agree. The colour doesn't add anything.

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Re: Tree in Zion Canyon
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2019, 04:52:36 pm »

I agree. The colour doesn't add anything.

Jeremy

Thanks for the monochrome idea - it does work better, I agree.
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Re: Tree in Zion Canyon
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2019, 07:59:19 pm »

That works very well indeed.
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Re: Tree in Zion Canyon
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2019, 10:47:40 am »

Thanks for the monochrome idea - it does work better, I agree.
It may look better than the original, but frankly, the highlight is so powerful and washed out that I do not think this image is salvageable unless you don't mind turning your highlights into a gray.

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Re: Tree in Zion Canyon
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2019, 10:27:57 am »

It may look better than the original, but frankly, the highlight is so powerful and washed out that I do not think this image is salvageable unless you don't mind turning your highlights into a gray.

JR

I am not one to automatically dismiss an image because of blown highlights. That's the way the world looks sometimes. The stark contrast between the brilliant tree and the dark cliff is, for me, an essential element of this image.
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