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Old Aug 9, 2003, 1:01 PM   #1
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Yesterday i came back from my vacation..
I've been on a roundtrip in the USA
This is the first of many foto's i've taken there..


Please let me know what you think....




Senic byway 191 near Willow Arch....
(Near Canyonlands)
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Old Aug 9, 2003, 3:12 PM   #2
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Melanie,
From a very personal perspective, I loved the composition but somehow the contrast and shading of the picture is off target since the "rock" doesn't grab the viewer's attention as much as it deserves.
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Old Aug 9, 2003, 3:45 PM   #3
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Tnxs for you're reaction Selvin..
I see you're point..
Mabye this is one of those pictures wich you have to see for yourself before you can see it clear on the picture?
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Old Aug 10, 2003, 9:40 AM   #4
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Try increasing the contrast and maybe reducing brightness a couple of notches and I suspect this image could be totally transformed .

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Old Aug 10, 2003, 2:53 PM   #5
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Ok, i'll try that...
If it works out I will upload and place the picture..

Tnxs for the advise!
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Old Aug 10, 2003, 9:15 PM   #6
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Hi Melanie

This an interesting photo...

I am curious about the photo...

Did you shoot the photo in black and white mode or post process
into black and white?

For me, the photo also invites other questions...

What was the wind like at the time of the photo?

Was the cloud over the rock lenticular (and stay a while) or
was it just there for a moment...a moment when your
lens "found" it?

Also, in conveys a sense of solitude and implies that you
the photographer, was the only one there for the moment.

I agree with another forum member...more contrast please
This would enhance the lines in the rock and might tend to
draw the viewer in.
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Old Aug 10, 2003, 10:21 PM   #7
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Hey digicamfan...

Yes i've shot this photo with black & white mode...

And gosh...the wind? I really don't know anymore..
At my right hand there was a big arch (WilsonArch) and that was the reason we stopped at the side of the road..

My eye got this rock with that cloud.. and i've actually just take a quick click at it... The black&white was already on for Wilson Arch..

The reason i've submitted this picture is execially because my parents love it

Greetz!
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Old Aug 11, 2003, 1:36 PM   #8
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A good picture which deserves more drama by tweaking it with levels to increase contrast etc.

Initially I thought it was an infra-red job.
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Old Aug 11, 2003, 3:07 PM   #9
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I've been playing with the contrast for quite some time..
and can't make much more out of it..
The bushes in front of the rock make it difficult... They get to dark in contrast to the rock...

This is better... but not much..
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Old Aug 11, 2003, 5:28 PM   #10
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Great improvements Melanie. Good job! It became a really nice shot suddenly!
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