Shadows and Cradle Mountain Landscape

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  1. oli

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    What do you think?

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    the white sand doesn't help with exposure, to me just the water and mountains with a polarizing filter would be better.
     
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    I took some like that too, but didn't think they were as interesting. The sky was boring because it was completely clear, and the water was boring because it wasn't completely still so there were no reflections.

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    did you take one that doesn't include the shore? i like the angle of the trees one with the water just need to move in more and cut the tree's out. Also taking 2 shots of the water and mountains and stitching for pana then reducing the size would look good.
     
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    I like the first shot a lot.. I can really identify with what you were trying to do there. I think the white sand (and shadows from tree) really adds another dimension to the shot by emphasising the contrasting colours of the water, shoreline and the hilly / mountainous area. If it was my shot I'd probably have cropped a bit off the top (losing some of the tree tops) to really focus on the mountains, but in all, a fantastic shot with great framing and depth :thumbup:
     
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    i also reckon it might look nice if it was taken with a nd grad filter to give it a different effect.
     
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    I know the colours are beautiful up that way, but it looks a bit over saturated to me
     
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    Wow, you had a good day. No clouds...
     
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    I'll agree that they look a bit oversaturated, it's not *quite* extreme enough to claim thay they're unrealistically saturated though.

    I think that they could both do with a bit of cropping to remove the bottom 10% or so, the top one because the bright white sand is a bit distracting, and the 2nd because the lower edge is out of focus and a bit distorted.

    It feels like a panorama from where the 2nd photo is taken would have been nice.

    Anyway, appart from the nitpicking I like the composition of the first :) It makes me want to go there. Where is it exactly?
     
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    Tasmania....
     
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    I like the first shot but it does look a touch over saturated...I love the cradle area...I took a panorama shot standing on the same "beach" you were on for these shots. came out nicely

    Last time i was up there all I had was my S2IS...cant wait to head back up with the new D50 for a play.
     
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    If you keep up the good work Oli we'll have to start calling you Olegas Truchanas. :thumbup:

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    Thanks for comments guys.

    I will go easier on the Velvia Vision next time. ;)

    I don't like cropping my shots. I try and compose so that it is not necessary. If I crop it's because of extreme quality loss in corners due to large apertures (I have a 5D so I'm using the whole lens).

    There are no photos there of his. :(
     
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    quite like the first one, shame the sky wasn't a touch cloudy though.

    black border might do it more justice?
     
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    Here it is with slightly less velviaorisation and with a black border.

    I am undecided about the border... I always have trouble deciding what looks best. :upset:

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    See, now I reckon the sand has lost too much colour. Im not being much help, am I?

    What about selectively desat-ing the water / sky, and leaving the sand as-is?

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    Haha nah it's cool...

    I might try some more work on it later.
     
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    care to upload without a border..?
     

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