Sunset in New Jersey Swamp

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Re: Sunset in New Jersey Swamp

tgltgl wrote:

jkjond wrote:

Hmm, I'm struggling to see past the halo backdrop to the trees and the mass of the dark foreground.

Thanks for looking and your feedback. The main idea of the photo was to capture the faint light illuminating the cattails in the center of the photo. I wanted everything surrounding them and the trees which the sun is shining through to be much darker to emphasize that effect. Here is also the color version posted in the landscape forum (perhaps edited so that some more foreground is visible - maybe not quite as dark as in the B&W version although on my monitor and to my eyes they do seem to capture that effect I was after).


I agree with jkjond that the threshold in the sky is pretty noticeable.  If the idea is to capture the light shining through the cattails then I would probably look at cropping out most of the sky and the trees to make a more horizontal image highlighting that aspect of the image.  I agree as well that it would be nice to have some more detail in the foreground.



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