Monochrome Lake

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    • #419238
      Bruce Gordon
      Participant

      I haven’t been in ST for awhile, so I offer this image: (I’ve gone back and removed the smudge on the left side of the lake…)

      Nikon D750, Nikon 24-120 @24mm, ISO100 F7.1 @ 1/250, Thunder and lightening behind me…

    • #419254
      Robert Apple
      Moderator

      I would darken the highlights in the sky try to recover more detail and enhance the drama.

    • #419278
      Kent DuFault
      Participant

      A classic b&w landscape, but it lacks that special something… Perhaps a second visit with better light?

      • #419320
        Bruce Gordon
        Participant

        I’m hoping to go back there in a couple of weeks. Keep your fingers crossed for good weather! 🙂

    • #419299
      John Thompson
      Moderator

      I must agree with Kent.  It is a nice shot but without the impact you are looking for in a b&w landscape.  Perhaps try Roberts suggestion with the sky.  I love dramatic skies in my landscapes.

    • #419332
      Federico Alegria
      Participant

      This definitely deserves a second visit, at earlier or later hour for softer light, a nice and long exposure with an ND filter will make this shot a magnificent input for some nice post-processing.

    • #419407
      Graham Hart
      Participant

      Hi Bruce, I agree with what everyone has said already. It’s a terrific ‘Ansell Adams’ type of scene which could use some PP to bring out the contrasts in the image by darkening the blacks and softening the lights. I’m assuming that edits are OK with you. That choice seems to have gone from our profiles recently so fingers crossed its OK. Here’s what I came up with anyway…

      • #419710
        Bruce Gordon
        Participant

        Really nice Edit Graham!! Thanks!! I like it a lot, and will try to replicate it as best I can. I am amazed at how you were able to keep the tree reflections in the lake, even as much as you darkened the image.

        I welcome edits, comments, suggestions and everything else. I’m here to learn!

        • #419724
          Graham Hart
          Participant

          Good to know Bruce. The edits were simply brushed into certain areas of the original image leaving the lake and it’s reflections as is.

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