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07-14-2015, 01:38 AM   #1
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Lens: 18-135mm WR Camera: K-50 Photo Location: Black Mountain, Idllwild, CA ISO: 400 Shutter Speed: 1/320s Aperture: F9 

I was wondering if I could get some feedback on my landscape shot. I have a lot of trouble deciding on composition for broad landscapes. How did I do and how can I improve both composition and post processing? Thanks for any help you guys can give me!


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I would suggest utilizing the dynamic range that K-50 is capable of, so that you get less of the "washed out" look and a little more depth in the image.

That is just the type of thing I like to do, though.
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I'm a starter too. For me I'd go low ISO, 100 for detail. As for light, it's time of day with sun low in sky and the weather. Sometimes the shot isn't there. That place may look better in autumn or are those evergreens.

Possibly I would have hid the broken tree and foreground hills by lowering my viewpoint.

That's my 4pence worth.
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I think you probably did the best you could do under the circumstances. Two things I would suggest: one is to try to be there at golden hour -- before sunset or after sunrise. The other is to look for something interesting in the foreground. The pine branches do frame somewhat, but it would have been nice to have some rocks or an interesting tree in the foreground to contrast with the mountain vista.

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MyInkIsMyArt, sorry for my ignorance but can you explain what you mean by take advantage of the dynamic range? Do I need to expose the shot differently? or is it something done in post processing? Thanks
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QuoteOriginally posted by mr_spencer Quote
MyInkIsMyArt, sorry for my ignorance but can you explain what you mean by take advantage of the dynamic range? Do I need to expose the shot differently? or is it something done in post processing? Thanks
In post processing. You can bring down the highlights or make them more pronounced. You can recover shadows or even further darken them. Just playing with the highlights and shadows alone can be shockingly effective.
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