Separate names with a comma.
Discussion in 'Nature' started by Phocal, Mar 2, 2015.
I love this scene. Such a great mood, and can water get any calmer? The technique you used is something I've never heard of, sounds interesting. It's paid off here.
I know we discussed it on fb already, but I'll repost my opinion here in case anyone else is interested.
I prefer the color version by far. There is a natural warmth to the image which is lost in the monochrome. After I look for a while, the greens start to pull my attention away from the subject a bit. I might desaturate the green channel to minimize the distraction. The red and maroon hues in the tree play perfectly into the tone and warmth of the scene. I might try boosting the red/orange just a smidge, while I was in there pulling back the green, just to see if you can enhance it a little more.
The sweeping shape of the tree really has a sense of movement to it. Perhaps shifting the crop to place the tree on the left side would help highlight that feeling, much like giving a moving animal leading space in a frame.
At that point I'm just picking for the sake of it. It's a great capture, of a striking scene. Kudos!
This is a really special scene. As far as my "best" I would say the third one. I also love the color on the first one, and that could be a "best" as well. But for both the first one and second one (and to a lessor degree on the third) my eyes get stuck wondering how the reflection of the tree appears to be sharper than the tree itself. Maybe this is just due to the interesting lighting I do not know. The second one also seems to be over-processed in the left sky and its reflection for my tastes. Thanks for sharing!
Ok, now I change my mind, the "Left crop" version is just lovely!
I do like the crop a little better off center. The elements on the water on the right even lead you in to the tree. Nice!
I would vote for the colour version for sure and the left crop is definitely better imo. Great atmospheric shot with a cool effect. Good luck.
Check out Orton
B&W and a square crop.
Sent from my Nexus 6 using Mu-43 mobile app
I'm a big B&W contrast fan so I liked the second edit. However, the banding in the water and sky really kills it. The third edit is very nice. I think I would like color if there was a little more of it overall. As it is, I think B&W almost seems more natural.
As it is, I would try something similar to the third one with a little more contrast and definition. Also, maybe was the left crop to add a little more motion.
On a whim I would trying flipping the image, just to see what would happen when the water and the sharp reflection is up.