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    Picos de Europa - C&C please

    Hi,

    I took this picture on a recent trip to northern Spain. My intent was to illustrate the scale of the hills by including the house at the bottom right - but somehow it doesn't seem to work for me. Any suggestions or other comments welcome. I know the light isn't great - but that's when I was there!

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    Re: Picos de Europa - C&C please

    Hi Dave - I do like that you included the house. I think with so much sky it loses a bit of the sense of scale. If you crop the sky - maybe a bit above the big puffy white cloud you'd get a better sense of the size of the cliffs. Nice image!

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    Re: Picos de Europa - C&C please

    It is the direct harsh sunlight that give the image a flat appearance.
    You might try cropping some of the sky and increasing the contrast on the cliffs only.

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    Re: Picos de Europa - C&C please

    Hi Dave. I agree with cropping off some of the sky. I think the trees give the cliffs a sense of scale. When the viewer looks at this image, he/she eventually notices the house as a nice surprise element. Once discovered, it contributes to the sense of scale. Nice job.

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    Re: Picos de Europa - C&C please

    Quote Originally Posted by pasusan View Post
    Hi Dave - I do like that you included the house. I think with so much sky it loses a bit of the sense of scale. If you crop the sky - maybe a bit above the big puffy white cloud you'd get a better sense of the size of the cliffs. Nice image!
    I agree.

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    Re: Picos de Europa - C&C please

    "Too much sky" was my first thought, having read only your words - then I found several others agree.

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    Re: Picos de Europa - C&C please

    Thanks to all for the feedback. I do feel a bit dim for not thinking of cropping the sky - but of course you are right.

    Here is the re-worked image.

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    The crop turned a good shoot into a great shot - really like it !

    Griddi.......

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    I thought too much greenery and would have totally missed the house if it were not pointed out. It's not the main subject so no need to point it out in the title. I like the expanse of sky and the rock formation looks perfect.

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    Re: Picos de Europa - C&C please

    Hi Dave,

    IMHO I would think landscape mode would have worked better. Including the building in the right bottom corner does give perspective of the scale of the mountain. In landscape you could have included more of the mountain and less sky.
    A two shot pano might have been even more impressive.

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