- Feb 14, 2014
- Whidbey Island
- Real Name
Wasn't expecting this -- many great entries.Thanks everybody who entered the competition. As some already said, there probably was/is little to do with this image. I'm guessing I have fallen in the same pitfall as I usually do: working on, tinkering with an image that actually doesn't need all that much work hoping there is far more in it. Sometimes I have to step back and just do some minor changes and be happy.
And the winners are:
in 3rd place: @relic #1 I like the rather muted colour palette, enough focus on the different elements in the picture: mosses in the foreground, the river which leads you to the mountains in the background.
in 2nd place: @Hendrik #1 your entry is very identical to relic's for the very same reasons: moss in foreground, the river leading your eye down the valley. I prefer yours over relic's because the midtones are a bit more open. On the other hand it's a touch too warm imho.
and the winner is: @WhidbeyLVR #1 I think your entry sits on the sweet spot where I want the green tones (trees in on hill side) to be. They are dark but 'opened' up enough at the same time. This sounds like a contradiction. Also the patches on the mountain are clearly visible without being overly or unnaturally bright. The square crop works for me. I had gone for a vertical crop, to lead your eyes down the valley, but the square crop works very well as it closes in on the different elements and makes it a tighter frame.
over to you @WhidbeyLVR
Thanks for the challenge, Dinobe! It must have been breathtaking up on the ridges. Care to share your top five photos of your 'aha erlebnis"? I would love to see them. (I did find this.)
I'll try to get the next challenge running sometime today.