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    West Ridge Grand Canyon

    Comments welcomed.

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    Re: West Ridge Grand Canyon

    Hi Karm, not one of you better images im afraid, it lacks the interest of a focal point, although this is something you can get away with if the scene has a general impact this one doesnt have that either its to washed out, i would certainly crop out some of the sky.

    I see what your trying to achieve and with the right light this could have been a good shot, keep revisiting the site, you will get it!
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    Re: West Ridge Grand Canyon

    I would like this image a lot if it was cropped to eliminate all of the blue portion of the sky and the white clouds. It then becomes a soft, moody image of layers.

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    Re: West Ridge Grand Canyon

    Mark, in this photo I was trying to duplicate the work of many 19th and early 20th century painters who tackled painting the Canyon. If you look at their work much of it has a faded and softer background (i.e. washed look) with something sharply focused in the foreground. Here's just a short list of names if you want to look at these painters: Moran, A Showery Day; Borg, Canyon Scene; Colman, Colorado Canyon; and Polthast (I think it is spelled correctly), Grand Canyon -- I pulled these names quickly of the Web.

    I will definitely try your suggestion of cutting back on the sky.

    I might have failed in my quest but I wanted to share with you what I was trying to achieve. Sometimes when I take a picture I am trying for a more traditional photographic look and at other times I want my picture to be viewed more as a painting -- I hope this does not sound too arrogant.

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    Re: West Ridge Grand Canyon

    Quote Originally Posted by Karm Redland View Post
    I was trying to duplicate the work of many 19th and early 20th century painters
    I hope it helps you to know that the first thing that came to my mind upon viewing your image is the style of American 19th century landscape painters.

    Sometimes when I take a picture I am trying for a more traditional photographic look and at other times I want my picture to be viewed more as a painting
    I don't think the two are mutually exclusive; the light, perspective and composition can be the same in both. For me, your very nice image proves my point.

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    Re: West Ridge Grand Canyon

    Quote Originally Posted by Karm Redland View Post

    I will definitely try your suggestion of cutting back on the sky.

    I might have failed in my quest but I wanted to share with you what I was trying to achieve. Sometimes when I take a picture I am trying for a more traditional photographic look and at other times I want my picture to be viewed more as a painting -- I hope this does not sound too arrogant.

    Karm
    Karm I wouldn't say you've failed in your quest. I think the subtle tones work quite well. It's all a matter of personal taste I suppose. I too would crop off a bit of the blue sky and perhaps raise the shadows a bit and bump up the colour saturation just a little. But overall very nice IMO.

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    Edit West Ridge Grand Canyon

    I tried some of the suggestions offered on this picture. I like it better with the sky cut back. I also added some saturation etc. Thanks for helping me with this photo.

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    Re: Edit West Ridge Grand Canyon

    I like the new crop a lot. I prefer the warmer, softer tones of the original.

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    Re: West Ridge Grand Canyon

    Hi Karm, I would crop the bottom black section and some off the top to make it better.

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    Re: West Ridge Grand Canyon

    I won't bother the group anymore with this photo but I further cropped the bottom, and both sides a bit.


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    Re: West Ridge Grand Canyon

    Quote Originally Posted by Karm Redland View Post
    I won't bother the group anymore with this photo but I further cropped the bottom, and both sides a bit.


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    For me this works well Karm, and its no bother looking at this very nice image. Well done,

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    Re: West Ridge Grand Canyon

    Quote Originally Posted by Karm Redland View Post
    I won't bother the group anymore with this photo but I further cropped the bottom, and both sides a bit.
    Karm
    It is certainly not a bother for those of us trying to learn. I like the last crop and you taking the time to post the results of what people suggest helps me learn!

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