Helpful Posts Helpful Posts:  0
Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Winter(!) Sunset..

  1. #1

    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    17
    Real Name
    Matt

    Winter(!) Sunset..

    Took this a mile or so from my home up here in chilly northern Michigan. Nothing like a welcome burst of sunshine to permeate the dull and drab winter months. PP'd in photoshop; CC, please (of course).


    Winter(!) Sunset..

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    South Devon, UK
    Posts
    11,360

    Re: Winter(!) Sunset..

    Well from a purely personal opinion, Matt. This would seem to be one of those scenes where you can either have a good sky with a little bit of snow; or the other way around.

    The foreground consists of a large area of snow in deep shadow which is distracting from the alternative, and better, scene.

    So I would simply crop to the base of the right side tree and change the image orientation from portrait to landscape mode.

    It is possible, although not exactly easy, to lighten the foreground with a bit of editing (or combining 2 photos taken at different exposures) but I would be tempted to try the crop option first.

    Otherwise, the sky and placement of trees looks good to me.

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    17
    Real Name
    Matt

    Re: Winter(!) Sunset..

    Thank you for your suggestions, Geoff The shadow area of the image was actually greatly underexposed, but I was able to pump up the light levels quite a bit (shot in RAW). Re-examining the photo now, I agree that I should have focused on the sky. I just got carried away with the foot steps in the snow .

  4. #4
    Moderator Dave Humphries's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Windsor, Berks, UK
    Posts
    16,075
    Real Name
    Dave Humphries :)

    Re: Winter(!) Sunset..

    Hi Matt,

    I like that quite a lot, I do think there is some room for improvement sort of how Geoff suggests.

    I'd crop across the bottom to lose the diagonal track in the lower left corner completely.

    Ideally, I'd have the footsteps start from where the camera is, not a little to the left.

    Never-the-less, a lovely scene and I wish I was there.

    Cheers,

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    17
    Real Name
    Matt

    Re: Winter(!) Sunset..

    Thank you for the comment, Dave . You read my mind in regards to the diagonal track in the lower left-hand corner; I was getting pretty convinced that it didn't need to be there.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •