Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums >

LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old May 9, 2016, 12:15 PM   #1
Senior Member
FaithfulPastor's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 656
Default A pair of photos

My bride of a short 20 years ties these two photos together. In the first, she's in the Badlands of South Dakota, USA taking photos of the gorge.

In the second, she's standing in Loch Ness, looking for the monster.

Please comment on the photos.

Faithfully yours,

Well, it appears I need help. I have gotten an error message from the uploader. It says my file is the wrong dimension. It needs to be 1024 x 1024? What does that mean? I'm using Photoshop elements to size the photos.
FaithfulPastor is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old May 9, 2016, 1:03 PM   #2
Senior Member
FaithfulPastor's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 656
Default Photos

Here they are. (I hope).
Attached Images
FaithfulPastor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 9, 2016, 2:55 PM   #3
Senior Member
Old Boat Guy's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: East Texas
Posts: 363

#2 would be my favorite of the pair, nothing else quite like a good single malt and a bit of Nessie watching.

I have trouble losing everything in the background with shots like your first example. If you could get a lower angle on the shot then your wife would have the sky behind her instead of getting lost in the endless ridges. I am not sure how that is supposed to work since you were trying to photograph a canyon.
Old Boat Guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 9, 2016, 4:48 PM   #4
Senior Member
VTphotog's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Extreme Northeastern Vermont, USA
Posts: 4,309

Definitely much better contrast between her and the water, defining your subject better.
VTphotog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 10, 2016, 5:05 PM   #5
Senior Member
lomitamike's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: California
Posts: 2,455

Landscape portrait can be tough. Trying to decide whether to give more emphasis on the person or the landscape is sometimes a tough call.
The great thing about digital is you can take many photo's, zoomed in on the person or wide for the landscape with the person being small or distorted (which can sometimes be a good thing). The trick is trying to get them to stay in the same spot long enough to snap up all the different proportions.

My wife of 23 years is mighty tired of staying put for that one last shot. But she does pleasantly suprise me sometimes.

What's the time span between photo's?
Canon S95
lomitamike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 11, 2016, 1:06 AM   #6
Senior Member
musket's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 2,782

The second one looks good , and well positioned in frame. I wonder if a circular polariser would have made a difference.

My attention is drawn to the horizon in the first one which seems to ascend to the left. I also think that the colour could be given more pop.

Attached Images

Last edited by musket; May 11, 2016 at 2:05 AM.
musket is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:44 AM.