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06-17-2021, 03:48 PM - 2 Likes   #1
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Creek, Chingaza National Park
Lens: 45 Camera: Pentax 67II Photo Location: Chingaza N.P., Colombia ISO: 250 

Creek, Chingaza National Park, Colombia
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06-17-2021, 04:13 PM   #2
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Beautiful shot, Peter.
The B&W sure adds to the scene.
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Maybe cropping a little differently? The top of the frame looks less expressive.
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It's a lovely scenery with nice tones of grey and good detail, but I am missing some tension in the composition.
Maybe play around with some crops from the top and the right side?

06-18-2021, 07:41 AM   #5
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QuoteOriginally posted by othar Quote
It's a lovely scenery with nice tones of grey and good detail, but I am missing some tension in the composition.
Maybe play around with some crops from the top and the right side?
Yes, that does help make it more interesting. Thank you
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Crop on the Top - yes. Crop on the right - IMHO debatable. The leaves add a lot of depth and density (if that makes sense) to the picture. As usual , wonder tones Peter.
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Others have already said about cropping, so I'll say your tones in this image are quite lovely. A fine job!

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That's a good one, B&W works well. A longer exposure would have improved further I think.
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QuoteOriginally posted by bdery Quote
That's a good one, B&W works well. A longer exposure would have improved further I think.
Every body of flowing water has a certain shutter speed at which it looks
the way it is. While long exposures give running water a different look, they
also hide if it is a powerful river or a slow moving stream. I tried to find the
shutter speed that shows a clear, cold spring stream that looks as if you can
stick your hands in.
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Many have suggested some form of crop, and so do I. The long foreground is a bit dark at the bottom, and the sky does nothing for me. I tried it in landscape format, generally from just below the second dark rock to about halfway above the falls. Makes nice corners all leading to the falls.
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I normally try to compose and crop in the viewfinder/on the groundglass, and frequently
make the mistake of cropping too tightly. Those mistakes come through until someone
else looks at the photo. I donīt like featureless white skies, but I wanted to include a bit of
sky in the image, which is why I didnīt cut it below that area. While I still tend to compose
like that, I did tape a black edge on my groundglass which helps when composing to add
a safety margin to the image for corrections during printing. Thank you all for your input
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I like the photo, but like a couple others have suggested, I think some cropping from the bottom and the right would improve it for me. I'm also curious as to what it looks like in color, though the B/W is nice.
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I like the photo, but like a couple others have suggested, I think some cropping from the bottom and the right would improve it for me. I'm also curious as to what it looks like in color, though the B/W is nice.
Thank you. I donīt have a color image for comparison, since I rarely
take color pictures.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Peter Rockstroh Quote
Thank you. I donīt have a color image for comparison, since I rarely
take color pictures.
I can appreciate that. Generally I prefer color but sometimes I see photos that I think would look good or better in monochrome or maybe sepia. As I wrote in another thread, that creativity of art can be in the eye of the beholder or the creator of the "art."
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