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03-17-2022, 09:47 PM - 3 Likes   #1
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Landscape Image - Drakensberg region, South Africa
Lens: SMC DA 18-55mm Camera: Pentax K-R Photo Location: Drakensberg, South Africa ISO: 100 Shutter Speed: 1/125s Aperture: F8 

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I shot this scene in the morning light around 1 hour after sunrise, soft colors, this is a jpeg straight out of camera.
Please critique, thank you.

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03-17-2022, 10:42 PM - 1 Like   #2
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I normally do not like soft; I do like the soft light here though. Nice photo. Thanks for opening my eyes to another side of the world.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Louieb Quote
Greetings All,

I shot this scene in the morning light around 1 hour after sunrise, soft colors, this is a jpeg straight out of camera.
Please critique, thank you.
Howzit Louie, Having been to the 'Berg many times in my youth I think you captured that scene perfectly. That beautiful soft light is something I miss very much these days. Where in the 'Berg did you take the photograph?

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Howzit Louie, Having been to the 'Berg many times in my youth I think you captured that scene perfectly. That beautiful soft light is something I miss very much these days. Where in the 'Berg did you take the photograph?

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Hi Jeff, thanks for your comments. I took this shot of the river just below The Nest, on the R600 road which runs down to the Champagne Castle area. The Berg really is a special place.

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I would crop off the top fourth. I really like your picture.
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I like the soft tones of the shot, it quite reminds me of classic Victorian - era landscape paintings, as does the composition (I would surely turn a bit more to the right though). The light is nice, complimenting that tree on the right.. the camera did a pretty good job with jpeg development, there's enough detail and the greens are rendered beautifully. The wire on the bottom right is nice, although I'd like to see more of it. That goes further, connected to the framing. If you'd have shot wider, a more suitable crop might be possible, with a larger foreground and less of that top part , which i think doesn't offer much. I like the overall result, although I believe landscape shots demand a thorough tweaking. Very good work.
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I like the soft tones of the shot, it quite reminds me of classic Victorian - era landscape paintings, as does the composition (I would surely turn a bit more to the right though). The light is nice, complimenting that tree on the right.. the camera did a pretty good job with jpeg development, there's enough detail and the greens are rendered beautifully. The wire on the bottom right is nice, although I'd like to see more of it. That goes further, connected to the framing. If you'd have shot wider, a more suitable crop might be possible, with a larger foreground and less of that top part , which i think doesn't offer much. I like the overall result, although I believe landscape shots demand a thorough tweaking. Very good work.
Thank you Michail, much appreciated!

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Maby it is an idea to take pictures with and without the trees. I don't think you need the trees. I would leave the fence out of the picture. Good luck.
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I like the trees. This photo could have been taken in a number of places in Australia.
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