Aerial View of Carson Valley #2

by Aepelbacher Lou Ann

aerial view of carson valley seeking critique aepelbacher lou ann

Gallery: Nevada

Tags: seeking critique

Category: Landscape

Published: Monday 15th of November 2004 02:03:27 PM


Colin Carron
I like this one as well - especially the clump of hills and ridges in the top half. The river is good too. My feeling is there s a lot of PS potential here. Rotation doesn't matter in this shot imo - the tilt gives a nice sense of being in the air - the wing might be fun too!

Howard Dion
I recommend you play with color saturation and rotation on this one. Also, might be interesting if you dodge at 5% to 10% some of the darker areas to see if you can bring out more detail. Keep submitting. Regards, Howard

Lou Ann Aepelbacher
Took a small plane ride over the Carson Valley in Nevada and Lake Tahoe. I loved the experience, and was so excited about how some of these shots turned out. I played a bit with the color and saturation and I cropped out a rather large chunk of wing that got itself in the corner of the shot. I'm not sure if I got the rotation right. What do you think? (By the way, sorry, Els, I couldn't come up with a more creative name....)

Wilson Tsoi
Lou Ann, the other aerial has the strong contrast and a more graphic element. It therefore draws viewers in and holds their interest longer, IMHO. For this rendition, I like Howard's offering, too. ^_^

Ken Beilman
Nice composition and perspective. Seems a bit dark to me with a lot of blue. May I suggest the above?

Stephen Forsyth
Sorry, it just doesn't have the strength of the previous picture. I can see what you were trying for, and there is an interesting contrast between the fertile lowlands and the barren highlands, but I think they need some strong lines or something, to connect them together. The river isn't really managing that role. Or maybe it just needs more green and less of the brown land to make that contrast stand out? The curve in the foreground is good, though(a golf course being built?). Also, a flare or window reflection middle-right, but might be able to disguise that with a little work, and to be expected in this situation, anyway. Not a situation that's easy to control, but it looks like fun, anyway, so who cares!

Jayme Hall - Bardstown, KY
Lou Ann- I can only image how difficult it is to take images from a small plane, no thanks! But, in this case I think the color balance is off, too much cyan. Plus, I think your main subject is the mountain. I would crop this as a panoramic to accentuate the rule of thirds and adjust the color. Here's my suggestions. Hope you don't mind.

Lou Ann Aepelbacher
Wow, Jayme ... what an eye you have!! First of all, until I "met" you here at PN, I didn't have much of an awareness of color at all. But you so often make suggestions about too much of this color or that, that I started really playing with those sliders and have learned a lot. And your idea here for the crop is fabulous!! Thank you SO much ... it's awesome!! :-)

Kim Slonaker
I love what Jayme did to this one, Lou Ann! Original shot is interesting, but you don't really know what the main object of interest is. Her version accents the craggy rocks and keeps just enough of the green part to add contrast. Anyway, I'm a little motion sick, so must leave now...

Walter Tatulinski
Hi Lou Ann. I have to agree with the others that your previous Aerial View is superior to this one. This is a nice one for your rememberance of the occasion, but the first one should be hung on the wall. Regards.

Marita Toftgard
were you flying..?;-)
wonderful layers of details here
love your car as well in that profile pic!
nice to be back..!6/7

Howard Dion
Where you been hiding?

Dennis Jones
Nice job, Lou Ann.

Els Wetting
Just want to say hello xxxxxxx Els

Jim McConnell
Interesting colors, 6/5

Landrum Kelly
This is a nice one, too, Lou Ann. A little further toward sunset would have been even better in terms of lengthening shadows, but this is very good.

Abdullah AlQahtani
very nice image,

Lou Ann Aepelbacher
Aerial #2 Any comments or ratings are appreciated! :-)

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