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!
Last edited by Mark von Kanel; 11th October 2012 at 05:18 AM.
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.
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.
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.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 like the new crop a lot. I prefer the warmer, softer tones of the original.
Hi Karm, I would crop the bottom black section and some off the top to make it better.