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#1 Dennis

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Posted 07 June 2017 - 03:23 PM

What do you think?

 

 

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Posted 07 June 2017 - 06:41 PM

This doesn't really work for me.

As a landscape designer when I designed streams I kept one main thought in mind at all times.  To be believable, a stream must come from somewhere which looks believable.  That is, water doesn't flow out of nowhere usually.

In photography the same rule applies.  This stream just appears out of nowhere at the top and flows STRAIGHT down and out of the image at the bottom.  It lacks a strong 'S' curve or point of interest.

I'm wondering if a portrait format would have given you a better look.


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Posted 07 June 2017 - 07:38 PM

It almost looks like it doesn't belong there, most streams have banks and several Wetlands species along the edge. Like you mentioned it looks like it comes out of nowhere.

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Posted 09 June 2017 - 11:19 PM

How much color altering did you do? Next time, pay someone wearing a red sweater...to sit on a rock. The photo takes you down stream... It might be cropped too much.


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Posted 10 June 2017 - 11:57 AM

I'm with Gordon on this one, Dennis.   :)


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Posted 11 June 2017 - 11:46 AM

This appears as a "normal" stream for this terrain.  No banks, or even heavy vegetation.  I am assuming shot at a high altitude.  My first attempt at editing is to reduce the yellow content and add more (black) the shadows.  Agreed, this is not an exciting photo, and as stated; adding a woman in a red sweater might help. I suggest a naked woman.


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Posted 11 June 2017 - 03:26 PM

This is a normal stream. A lot of "streams" are narrow with grass growing right up to the edge. When they over flow, they flatten the surrounding areas. The overflow banks can be 100 feet to each side.

I didn't mess with the colors so much, it's over cast. The rocks near me are put there as I'm standing on a dirt road that crosses the stream.

But, it isn't an interesting stream, that is for sure. Thanks all.

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 01:11 AM

Dennis, perhaps taking the image at a lower angle (near ground / stream level) could give this shot a whole new perspective.

 

Slow shutter-speed giving that silky look to the water may boost it too...

 

Just my thoughts.

 

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 04:36 PM

Dennis, perhaps taking the image at a lower angle (near ground / stream level) could give this shot a whole new perspective.
 
Slow shutter-speed giving that silky look to the water may boost it too...
 
Just my thoughts.
 
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Good advice but how about including the naked woman?
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Posted 12 June 2017 - 04:46 PM

Other than reshooting this, I did some of the suggestions.

 

This is: remove the crop and reduce the warmth.

 

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This is change the crop.
 

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This might be a challange type of thing. I might go back here.... it's about an 2.5 hours away, and I'm not sure it is still there. last time I drove this trail, there was a lot of washed out sections, and they have been fixing them. I wasn't able to get this far on the trail.

 

 


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Posted 17 June 2017 - 06:46 PM

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 05:26 AM

I agree with all, I find that a stream is more interesting if you shoot up stream and low to the water.  Pretty country though.


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Posted 18 June 2017 - 01:04 PM

Removing the yellow color cast was a major improvement.  I like the tighter crop.  No need for the naked woman.


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Posted 18 June 2017 - 07:44 PM

Removing the yellow color cast was a major improvement.  I like the tighter crop.  No need for the naked woman.



Lol 😂

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 07:52 PM

Lol

Phew my wife would not let me heckle the planet if we had to include naked women! :P

 

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Posted 23 June 2017 - 09:43 PM

Hi Dennis,  for me when I have a stream like this I try to look for the lowest perspective i can to have the stream almost fill the bottom of the frame and the top of the frame having the stream going to infinity.   I do realize we can't always do that by I try.  


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