Moody mono


Link Posted 28/11/2019 - 10:58
Just 2 and they are not macro shots

Just 2 from a while ago, sometime last year.
Not had a chance to get out much so I'm going through old files and seeing what i bypassed first time round.

here are 2 that didn't make the cut
PP is heavy handed but that's my intent on these, maybe I'm imposing my mood on them or it could be the other way around

2019-11-26_08-05-54-01-01-01 by dr.shutter, on Flickr

2019-11-26_09-45-05-01-01 by dr.shutter, on Flickr
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Link Posted 28/11/2019 - 13:10
I like the 2nd one over the 1st only because there is more detail in the hills on the left, increase the shadows on the 1st image and add the sun /starburst with the reflection and that would pinch it for me.

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Link Posted 28/11/2019 - 14:29
Personally I find them "very nearly but not quite" - there are a lot of good elements but I think the overblown highlights just tip them away from being spot on for my eyes - and they are much better seen large



Link Posted 28/11/2019 - 16:37
No.1 for me (especially when seen large!) - I prefer the mood of it to no. 2., where for me the highlights predominate.

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Link Posted 28/11/2019 - 18:06
I prefer the composition of 1, but agree that the blown highlights and lens flare are not helping.

The second has great detail in the hills, but the sky looks a bit odd.....grainy?

Having said that I like them both. Very moody.

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Link Posted 28/11/2019 - 18:39
Very nice tones going on in the left-hand part of 1. The blown-out highlights on the right offer an interesting counterpoint. Personal preference would go for all-out greyness/darkness, though.



Link Posted 28/11/2019 - 19:25
I quite like number 1. As you say, a lot of post but that's the idea and there's bags of mood and atmosphere there.

No. 2 doesnt do it for me at all though. Just doesnt feel or look pleasing to me.

You've pretty much got a full range of comments on both images now, which shows how subjective this game is!

Thanks for sharing something a little different and requiring some pause and thought.



Link Posted 28/11/2019 - 22:34
danofmk wrote:
You've pretty much got a full range of comments on both images now...

Not quite the full range...

Try rotating the first one anti-clockwise through 90 degrees (so the LH side is at the bottom). It works for me as a moody surreal abstract. In fact, I prefer it that way to the original! And I'm stone cold sober, too!!

Doesn't work for me with the second one, the line of reflection is too far from the centre.




Link Posted 29/11/2019 - 17:59
Cheers guys, this has been an interesting one for me,
unusually for me I the heavy handed pp isnt bothering me, nor are the blown highlights, as it was intentional, not blown in the origial.

Steve I tried the vertical but didnt gel with it, but a complete flip kind of works

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Link Posted 29/11/2019 - 18:44
Love the sunburst in 1 and the embankment in 2. Great shots all round anyway!

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