by Szabo Zsolt Andras

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Gallery: mountain scenes 2010-2011

Tags: seeking critique

Category: Landscape

Exif Information:
Make : Canon
Model : Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Date Time Original : 2011-05-22 00:28:21
Focal Length : 17/1
Shutter Speed Value : 1/4
Exposure Time : 1/5
Aperture Value : 9.9
F Number : 9.9
Iso Speed Ratings : 100
Flash : 16
Metering Mode : 5
Exposure Mode : 2
Orientation : 1
X Resolution : 300.000000
Y Resolution : 300.000000
Software : Adobe Photoshop CS5 Macintosh

Published: Thursday 21st of July 2011 06:35:54 PM


Wim de Winter
too much drama

The yellow lichens and the bright sky on the horizon on the left are competing for my attention. Either could work, but both together don't. When I cover the dark cloud with my hand, the photo looks much better. Did you darken the cloud? That wouldn't be my choice. Apart from this, I quite like the landscape.

Jan Matussik

I like the contrast between the yellow lichens and the the darker background of the picture, to me the lichens make those rocks really pop out of the picture and the darker cloud pushes the viewers eye down into the picture. Impressive sharpness! What is bothering me here a little bit more is that most interesting elements are gathered on the right side of the picture: obviously the FG rocks, the river in the distance and the transition area between the darker cloud and the smaller white one on the far right -> I'd consider going for a square crop of the right side and also a horizontal flip. Kind regards, Jan

Zsolt Andras Szabo

glad to see a constructive and helpful comment as yours. yes, i darkened the sky, better said, i use a different (-2) exposure for it. thanks a lot, i appreciate it.

Zsolt Andras Szabo

thanks Ian. your composition works better indeed and this left-right thing make sense. best regards!

Radu Carp

Color contrast between lichens and horizon light is really attractive,I like Jan idea but this is a question if to change the reality of landscape,I am not sure about this even if all elements in the version work well,so I personally  prefer your image,all my best Zsolt.


Alf Bailey
Hi Zsolt

I love the contrasting colours and layers, and particularly the illuminated foreground rocks. The river in the background gives a real sense of depth whilst the dark cloud adds the mood of a prevailing storm. I don't normally like square format images but, I must say that Jan has made some great suggestions and the square format does work better in this case.

Best Regards


Zsolt Andras Szabo
mood comments welcome.

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