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Loch Laggan - comments please


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This image is experimental for me in several ways and so comments invited and encouraged.

Essentially, to me, it doesn’t look as strong as I thought it would when I took it.

I don’t usually ‘do’ landscapes as I have never had much success with them. Likewise I tend not to comment on landscapes of others as I have difficulty in analysing them.

What I can say about this is:

• I took 3 shots – under/over/normal using a tripod
• Used the ?new HDR feature in Light room to get a base image with a full range of tones
• I flipped the image horizontally as - to me – it made it stronger
• I like the triangular shapes and the good sense of 3D/depth
• I think there is a good range of contrast and tones

EDIT - + the sky was boring so I tried to minimise the problem byi cropping a lot of it out


But you may well have other things to say ….


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Re: Loch Laggan - comments please


The thing that hit me straight away was the massive foreground of rock, I think is you do a square crop from where the water meets the rock you would have a powerful triangle in the image forming a more graphical effect

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Re: Loch Laggan - comments please


Thanks Martin, I agree.

Any more comments anybody?

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Re: Loch Laggan - comments please


I hesitate to comment but, as I have been invited, I will.

There appears to be a halo along the top of the tree line and the water is lifeless. Also the prominent, white horizontal strip divides the image into two distinct sections.

I would be tempted to see if anything may be made from the rocks with a little water.

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Re: Loch Laggan - comments please


Thanks Norman

I had prepared a full response but then managed to delete it - plus I am again having problems with mouse and keyboard so this is the short versionemoticon

No need to hesitate - all honest comments welcomed

Halos - yes and also on hill line - need to watch out for those and not sure why there

water - not quite sure what you mean by 'lifeless'. No wind so no ripples but another option from within the LR HDR method might give a better image.

Re last bit if you mean shooting again with water added to rocks then not possible as is an 8 hour drive away. But worth remembering for future.

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