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    Hills before a storm

    Hello all:

    I'm about one month into my first DSLR, and have fallen down the rabbit hole...

    Looking forward to learning all I can from this community.

    Please comment .... what's left of the afternoon sun was shining on the middle hill only.

    Hills before a storm

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    Re: Hills before a storm

    Peter,

    Aren't the hills here in California great? Green in the winter and golden in the summer!

    As for your image, I know from experience it is difficult to get a decent exposure in these conditions. Meaning, either the foreground would be too dark or the contrast in the light area would be too low, but this is good. If this was my image, I think I would crop out the foreground by maybe a quarter of the canvas or a bit more. To me, the focus of the image is the contrast in greens/brightness and the undulating lines of the hills themselves. I don't know if you have done any post processing, but I might also try and bring out the clouds a little more.

    Nice shot and welcome to the forum!

    Mike

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    Re: Hills before a storm

    I covered a bit of the bottom of your image, and I agree with mike a crop helps .. Great shot by the way.I think you"ll like this site.

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    Re: Hills before a storm

    Looks verrry familiar to me . . . I have to agree; I think a narrower crop, almost panoramic, would be great.

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    Re: Hills before a storm

    Agreed. If you chopped out some of that dead space at the bottom it would improve the image. I remember seeing a book of something like these of the British Columbia Rockies. If you work them right they can be beautiful. However, the sky wasn't doing you any favours here.

    Keep at 'er!

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    Re: Hills before a storm

    Hi,
    A good beginning for first DSLR!Somewhat like that seems to have more hues and more deep.
    Hills before a storm
    Last edited by Radu Dinu Cordeanu; 31st March 2011 at 08:00 AM.

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    Re: Hills before a storm

    Thanks to everyone for the advice.

    Just getting familiar with photoshop. Got a lot of work to do.

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