Death Valley - forgotten shot

JuanoJuano Major grinsBrasilia, BrazilPosts: 3,318Registered Users Major grins

A couple of years ago I went to Death Valley and posted some shots. Today I found this one that I left out and I think has some potential. Thoughts?

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  • David_S85David_S85 Spotter of Dgrin Spam and Oddities ChicagolandPosts: 11,996Administrators moderator

    Nice!

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  • toragstorags Major grins Posts: 4,248Registered Users Major grins

    I have a similar shot... interesting topography (colors, etc)...

    But where do you go with it?

    Rags
  • JuanoJuano Major grins Brasilia, BrazilPosts: 3,318Registered Users Major grins

    @torags said:
    I have a similar shot... interesting topography (colors, etc)...

    But where do you go with it?

    I agree, that's probably the reason I left it out originally...

  • ziggy53ziggy53 Still learnin'still lovin Posts: 19,759Super Moderators moderator
    edited July 7, 2018

    Please try:
    4x3 crop - full height - left side only

    Certainly improves the composition to these eyes. Removes a couple of distracting elements and adds a better diagonal bounding line to the lower right.

    Also try a further 2x1 crop from the 4x3 crop, this time using the width of the above crop and turn on the "rule of thirds" grid.

    I can demonstrate the crop suggestions, if you wish?

    ziggy53
    Moderator of the Cameras and Accessories forums
  • JuanoJuano Major grins Brasilia, BrazilPosts: 3,318Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 7, 2018

    @ziggy53 said:

    I can demonstrate the crop suggestions, if you wish?

    That be great thanks! Not sure I understand your second suggestion.

    Something like this?

  • ziggy53ziggy53 Still learnin'still lovin Posts: 19,759Super Moderators moderator
    edited July 7, 2018

    Thanks, Cristóbal.

    This is the 4x3 crop from your original:

    ... And this is the 2x1 crop from the 4x3 crop:

    Your crop also looks better than the original, for pretty much the same reasons. In short, the original image just needs some simplification to bring out the strengths in the scene you captured.

    ziggy53
    Moderator of the Cameras and Accessories forums
  • denisegoldbergdenisegoldberg Major grins North Andover, MAPosts: 11,923Super Moderators moderator

    @ziggy53 thanks for the examples. You've given me something to think about!

    @Juano I like your second image.

  • JuanoJuano Major grins Brasilia, BrazilPosts: 3,318Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 8, 2018

    Thanks Ziggy, I think all the crops are improvements. Thanks Denise.

  • ddphotonartddphotonart SerbiaPosts: 3Registered Users Beginner grinner
    very beautiful
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