Playing with monochrome, again…

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    • #420793
      Bruce Gordon
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      Nikon D750, 24mm, ISO400, f14, 1/200 This image was full frame. I considered cropping to put the rock in thirds, but I decided to keep the cloud tops…

      • This topic was modified 1 month, 3 weeks ago by Bruce Gordon.
    • #420797
      Robert Apple
      Moderator

      Got nothing to improve it. 😀

    • #420809
      beth
      Participant

      it feels just a little too dark to me.  you do have all of the tones from black to white in there, but i bet if you looked at the histogram it would be skewed left.  brighten up the midtones a tiny bit and show off some of the details on the road, rocks and mountains.  you could even do it selectively to highlight the best features of the landscape.

      • #420816
        Bruce Gordon
        Participant

        Thanks Beth! I did a bit of that, and will add more.

    • #420900
      Mistyisle
      Participant

      Great stuff, Bruce.  To me the centre of interest, are the two rocks and fence, plus the road.  The hedge to the right hardly contributes at all, plus there is so much of it. I would crop out some (half?)  of the hedge area.

      • #420979
        Bruce Gordon
        Participant

        Thanks Mistyisle;

        I’m thinking of a different crop, but I’m struggling with keeping the cloud tops…

    • #420984
      JasenkaG
      Keymaster

      Clouds look wonderful here, such a beautiful shot! I agree with Beth about the midtones – I would brighten them up a bit.

      • #421052
        Bruce Gordon
        Participant

        Thanks Jasenka! I’m giving it a shot. 🙂

    • #421039
      Frank
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    • #421040
      Frank
      Participant

      Tried to brighten it a bit, but not sure it is an improvement.  Great sky for B&W.

      • #421053
        Bruce Gordon
        Participant

        It look great Frank! Thanks!

      • #421156
        beth
        Participant

        yes, this gives it more impact.  well done on the edit.  maybe use a luminosity mask to keep the clouds from blowing out, but the ground looks great.

    • #421041
      Frank
      Participant

      Whoops. I thought I was commenting under my version, but my comments appeared as a tag.  Not sure how to edit that out.   (for some reason my version seems to have a yellow cast as I was trying to adjust colors)

    • #421050

      Possibly burn the grass on the right. I want my eyes to go along the road, but that grass keeps drawing them.

      • #421055
        Bruce Gordon
        Participant

        Thanks Rob. When you say ‘burn,’ you mean darken, or lighten?

    • #421051
      Steve Walker
      Participant

      I went to an Anselm Adams exhibit once and was shocked at how dark the photos were. I really like the dark mood in the clouds. The land is a trifle dark but just a trifle.

    • #421128
      Frank
      Participant

      I, too, agree about the grass.  Keep it darker for more detail.

    • #421435
      Federico Alegria
      Participant

      I really like Frank’s version.

    • #421478

      I also just noticed you lost some of the shadows (mid way up on the far left).

      • #422055
        Bruce Gordon
        Participant

        I see it too, and will pop them up a bit…

    • #421535
      Falxy
      Participant

      as said,too dark…………..lacking detail

      but loving the composition…………all important! 🙂

      • #422054
        Bruce Gordon
        Participant

        Thanks Flaxy! I working on lightening it now.

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