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RoelHendrickx
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Re: Waves of grain

MikePDX wrote:

Another from my Palouse collection. Not quite "Amber Waves" just yet. I think I really like this one for some reason. I like the overlapping patterns and the general flow and it got me thinking about what makes a good abstract landscape shot. Does it need to be punchier? Does it need to be processed further away from reality? Less recognizable for what it really is?

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-Mike
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I can never get enough of this kind of images.  Abstracted landscapes, consisting of little more than silhouettes, shapes, curves, geological information: yummie.

There are two things that I believe could be considered to increase the impact even more:

* a bit more contrast (and maybe vibrancy in the colours)

* because I feel the horizontal waves are the most important here (more than the vertical counterpoint of the track marks), you could create an impression of even more "horizontality" with a panorama-like crop to maybe 16:9; half-closing my eyes I can see several different 16:9 crops that could work really well, depending on which zone of the image you retain .

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