"A Beautiful Light"

Discussion in 'Landscape' started by Amy Nelson, Oct 8, 2018.

  1. Amy Nelson

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    After a full evening of shooting color, this was one of my last snaps of the day. The light was a heavenly sight streaming through the leaves of the aspen trees.
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    That's some very awesome light Amy! Really beautiful. I would crop just a bit off the bottom to lose that fallen tree/wood at the very bottom. Crop that off and the bottom becomes very clean.
     
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    That some neat lighting for these trees. I have to agree with Jim on cropping out that log at the very bottom. The light on the top branches with the dark clouds behind is a nice contrast.
     
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    Fantastic!
     
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    Love the glowing aspen with the dark skies behind, you should print this one Amy ;). Beautiful light!
     
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    Sweet shot. I agree with Jim on the crop.
     
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    Love the light/dark contrasts you have. Instead of a crop, maybe clone out the log? I think a crop would leave too little of the grass to balance your composition. Depends on your feelings of limits of manipulation in post, though. Or you could burn it a bit as in vignette, which might even emphasize the light on the leaves.
     
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    Beautiful light Amy.. I might just crop about 1/2 the grass area on the bottom.. The forest is the forest and I think sometimes we try to sanitize our pictures to much. It would be great if all that stuff was not there but it is and when you do encounter a scene with a pristine grass area , well then that elevates the image to Great from really good. Excellent capture however the final version ends up. Regards,
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    Monika, I really like your idea of cloning the log out or concealing it some how. Great alternative to the crop, thanks.
     
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    Thanks Dean, true enough!
     
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    Great image and gorgeous color and light.
     
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    Great light illuminating the leaves. Another nod to the crop suggestion.
     
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    Very nice lighting!
     
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    Alisa: that is just magic. Well done !

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    Oops, Amy, I wrote "Alisa" (so you're in good company) with that great photo, because Alisa made the previous comment.

    Bart
     
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    Lovely image - and the natural looking exposure is critical to make this look right - if you had pulled it up it would not have conveyed the proper time of day as well. Really a great job! I agree on somehow losing the log at the bottom (crop or clone), although it is not a big issue either way for me.

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    Gorgeous shot and beautiful light.
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