by Szabo Zsolt Andras

danger seeking critique szabo zsolt andras

Gallery: 2012-2013

Tags: seeking critique

Category: Landscape

Exif Information:
Make : Canon
Model : Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Date Time Original : 2013-08-04 10:35:13
Focal Length : 26/1
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 CS6 (Macintosh)

Published: Tuesday 28th of January 2014 05:35:58 PM


Predrag Jankovic

While this is certainly a striking image, there are two things that bother me. First, color saturation is quite strong and looks unnatural to me. Second, the bright part of the sky is too large for not having any content. I know this is just nitpicking. Keep up the good work.

Zsolt Andras Szabo

thank you very much for your comments, really appreciated.

Tony Hadley

It is the type of image that makes me want to be there. (6)

Stephen Conkie

I feel the foreground subject detracts from the impact of the mountain and the abnormal saturation/wb is un-necessary. A very powerful scene like this needs little photographic  manipulation. Just get it onto the sensor!

Zsolt Andras Szabo


thank you for your feedback. saturation is certainly not a flaw as it is subjective. it looks natural to my eyes, but anyway, in fine art photography natural-ness is not important at all. i don't wanted to show reality, but my vision about it.

about the bright part of the sky: i'm not sure i understand why it would be an issue. it would be certainly if it's overexposed or lacking color information, which is not the case here.

best regards!

douglas ritchie

Super image Zsolt,

Your image has great depth on several layers,the perfect foreground just fires you into the scene beyond.

Radu Carp

Wonderful location and way you caught this image,just to admire I am not sure if in the future I can be able to be there,so this is a very good opportunity with your excellent shots.

sincerely radu

Jim Downs

Very engaging composition.

Predrag Jankovic

Unfortunately, we landscape photographers can only take or ignore what the Nature is serving us. We certainly can not place the clouds ourselves.

Best regards

Zsolt Andras Szabo

Stephen! thanks for your thoughts on this and constructiveness.

unfortunately the sensor of the cameras are very limited, unable to give back what my eyes saw. and unfortunately this is exactly what i want to show: the way i see things. this is why i need to post-process a lot. in my opinion (and i think i am not alone) exposure bracketting, manual layer blending for right exposure, tones and contrast adjustments, and saturation are not considered manipulation (no major elements are added or subtracted). the "abnormal" look is from the abnormal light condition. i hate daylight on photos, i adore abnormal light. i make many efforts and a lot of sacrifice to get it, and in post-processing also a lot of effort to give it back. none of these abnormalities are random, nor processing artifacts, they are chosen consciously and consistently.

the purpose of photography is to see how we see things. you know how you see things, and let me show you how i see them :)

wish you all the best


Ernest Wong, CA

Adrienne Garden
Wonderful layered scene!

Daniel Heller

Nice capture.

Good color

Nice fog effect.

Good balanced composition.

Nice depth.

Ricardo Maximo Lopez D'Angelo

Wonderful capture, Zsolt ... great work !! Kind regards

Gregory and Verena Sava

very clear, excellent dof, light and colors all very impressive.

William Browning

A beautiful atmospheric shot which has excellent composition and lighting. Well seen and executed, best wishes William.

Zsolt Andras Szabo
danger comments welcome. this kind of photo needs a dark background and 100% view, please visit my website.

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