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    Wild and Windy on Mount Shasta

    I have been so very busy I haven't had time to visit, let alone post, for some time. This is a shot from April...strong winds blowing snow on the face of Mount Shasta in northern California.

    Wild and Windy on Mount Shasta

    Chuck

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    Re: Wild and Windy on Mount Shasta

    It is a really beautiful pic but for the distracting watermark which keeps diverting my eyes.

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    Re: Wild and Windy on Mount Shasta

    Thank you Bobo. The watermark is from my website...apologies.

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    Re: Wild and Windy on Mount Shasta

    A very nice shot Chuck. Very sharp from foreground to the mountain. Excellent contrast throughout the mountains. I'm not into PP but I wonder if a bit darker sky might a a touch of contrast and make the mountains stand out more. Sure would like to see a big enlargement of your photo. Well done and thanks for sharing. (and your signature doesn't bother me. It's in a non-critical area and I can see around it.)

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    Re: Wild and Windy on Mount Shasta

    Beautiful composition , chuck. Very nicely done!! Perhaps a touch heavier on the blacks to add a bit more contrast.

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    Re: Wild and Windy on Mount Shasta

    Thank you Steve and Andrew...sounds like good advice

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    Re: Wild and Windy on Mount Shasta

    Nice work Chuck, beautiful area.

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    Re: Wild and Windy on Mount Shasta

    I agree with others about the watermark. I think if we do want to write something (like I do), we need to build a border and put it on that.

    On the question of putting more black into it and upping the contrast.....Mmmmmmmm?

    I know that's how we're meant to think and, for very good reasons, that is usually quite correct. But there are alternative ways of thinking and making B & W images. Like the 'rule-of-thirds' there is nothing cast in stone that every image must have blacks and must have whites. If we look at a lot of the work of Paul Strand, the exploration of greys (from very dark grey to very light grey) can be a very powerful style of image-making.

    I like this image as it is. For me it's much more subtle than one that contained more contrast.

    And, irrespective of all that, it is a wonderful constructed composition. 'Majestic' is the word that springs to mind.

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    Re: Wild and Windy on Mount Shasta

    It is likely a matter of taste but I agree with Donald and admire the composition and overall density as it is. It makes just the right mood. A change in contrast would change the whole mood. Teriffic presentation!

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    Re: Wild and Windy on Mount Shasta

    I love the way the wind is whipping the snow into the air!

    Although it would simple enough to clone out, it's a shame that your website forces you to ruin such a perfectly composed image. If you just cropped the text out you would lose the critical base for the image's grandeur.

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