pano for print - big basin park, california


boudou701

Link Posted 24/10/2010 - 21:59



Hello,

Posted this in my gallery but got no comments

I'm thinking about printing this BIG (50 x 100 cm (Van gogh's pano size )) for my new flat.

Just wanted to get some opinion first before sending it to the lab... any suggestion, critics?

I love this picture as I remember exactly when I took this shot, I think it would look nice on a wall... but I am not very objective!!

thanks!
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boudou701

Link Posted 25/10/2010 - 13:50
Please someone comment!!
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DRM098

Link Posted 25/10/2010 - 15:10
Well I like it, and if it is special to you don't change a thing!

David
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boudou701

Link Posted 25/10/2010 - 17:38
But then I wouldn't have any foreground?
Thx for the suggestion though
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paulyrichard

Link Posted 25/10/2010 - 19:00
The foreground is kind of a messy distraction and adds nothing, whilst the magenta coloured clouds feel like a reaction to inject some interest in a rather mundane looking scene.
I'm sorry to be sounding negative, but that is how I personally see this scene.
Having said that though, if your happy with it and like it, that's all that matters really.

Do you have any other photos of this place?
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fatspider

Link Posted 25/10/2010 - 19:16
Its possible no one made a comment because the scene does lack the "WOW" factor, I do agree the bottom needs some off it, I wouldn't go as far as Gareth suggests, maybe an eigth, just removing the log on the right.

Its a nice enough scene but the lighting just wasn't in your favour, landscape photography is 99% lighting, perhaps burning the sky in and increasing the contrast may help. But as PR has pointed out if your happy with it and it brings back fond memories then who are we to criticise it? its going on your wall and its you thats looking at it

And to be honest I've seen some abysmal prints printed on canvas and sold commercially so looking from that perspective yours isn't half bad.

If I had a bit more time I'd do a quick photoshop job on it and repost it as an example of how to improve it, maybe someone else can?
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boudou701

Link Posted 25/10/2010 - 19:54
oooh you guys are harsh, well fair enough since i did ask to criticize.

I don't want to justify but i'll have to disagree:

1) I do think the light was in my favour, it was a dark grey cloud sky with some sun going through it at some times, which is why the foreground section and the very back are lit with the sun (when the rest is in the shadow)
2) when walking in a forest like this there never are opportunities to shoot the trees from the ground (feels like you always picturing the top of the front line, these trees are probably 15m tall), so i feel quite lucky i arrived to that "not so busy" place
3) although the tree at the front might be a bit messy (i admit), if i get rid of it the picture will become boring - mundane might become appropriate
4) also this fallen tree shows something happened (don't know what), which is underlined by the dead black trunk


Clearly don't feel like printing it anymore

Or maybe you're right, no one was there to see the beauty of this scene so i'm the only one who can appreciate it, which i find sad.

Anyway thanks for your comment.
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Anvh

Link Posted 25/10/2010 - 20:01
boudou701 wrote:
Clearly don't feel like printing it anymore

It's your photo if you want to print it for your wall you should just do it.
it's you who need to like it not them right?
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davex

Link Posted 25/10/2010 - 20:04
Quote:
Clearly don't feel like printing it anymore

Print and be dammed, as you say;
Quote:
i'm the only one who can appreciate it,

After all if it really does not work what have you lost? a few quid.
But if it does work for you you have gained enormously.

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davex

Link Posted 25/10/2010 - 20:06
And once you have printed it post a picture of it in place.

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boudou701

Link Posted 25/10/2010 - 20:11
Thanks guys, I was hoping to get a bit of criticism as did Gareth which was basically "if you do this your picture might look better", not get trashed like i did in the "your picture is crap but if you like it yeah well it's your problem then!" way.

So clearly the picture is not good enough to be hung on a wall, i guess i'll have to print one of my pictures from mexico with blue sky and turquoise water, they are rubbish but people seem to like blue skys better... anyway.

And to answer your question Paul yes i did take some more pics, here is another one from the evening before, at sunset




(might be too magenta for you too)
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Anvh

Link Posted 25/10/2010 - 20:13
fatspider wrote:
And to be honest I've seen some abysmal prints printed on canvas and sold commercially

You just know nothing about art
Really if you ain't a good photographer and everybody says so just call yourself an artists and the problem is solved
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Anvh

Link Posted 25/10/2010 - 20:14
Boudou your last photo is just stunning, i like that one more then the first one.
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boudou701

Link Posted 25/10/2010 - 20:40
thx stefan, if 2 more people say it's nice i might put that one on my wall
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paulyrichard

Link Posted 25/10/2010 - 20:44
This is much better, and no, it's not too magenta at all 'cos clearly this colour and the quality of light you have in the sky is harmonious.

As for a panoramic I think a re-crop is in order, like this below:



Basin Park, California





I hope you'll be able to get a decent sized print with the original - due to losing a lot of pixels cropping for a panorama.
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