Weekly Landscape Thread: June 17th - June 23rd

Started Jun 17, 2012 | Discussions thread
Darrell52
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Re: Weekly Landscape Thread: June 17th - June 23rd
In reply to surfnet, Jun 18, 2012

surfnet wrote:

Hi,
A walk to the nearby lake.
I would appreciate your C&C how to improve. Thanks!

Technically, I think the shots are good.

For number 1.

  • I don't know if the time indicated next to the photo is accurate or not (11:04) but regardless of what time of day, it appears the sun is fairly directly overhead. That kind of light is harsh and doesn't lead to interesting colors and textures. Try the very same shot at sunrise or sunset.

  • At the same time, put a polarizing filter on your lens and try that. You will be amazed at the difference in the water, sky etc.

  • the pond with the lily pads, flowers and grasses is interesting. The houses in the background seem out of context. Try positioning yourself or cropping to focus on the flowers... perhaps the flowers form a line or shape. Get in close and look for an interesting focal point.

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