Majestic Mt. Robson of the Canadian Rockies

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jtimar84 Regular Member • Posts: 200
Majestic Mt. Robson of the Canadian Rockies

This was one of those shots that was really disappointing when I first looked at the results at home. The extreme contrast of the scene required my to dial down my exposure more than I would have liked, which left my shadows muddied. A blended exposure would have been ideal here, but it was starting to rain so hauling out the tripod was not an option at that point.

Still, I am happy with the final result, mostly.

What do you think?

http://inthelimelight.net/the-majestic-mount-robson/

Comment & critique:
Please provide me constructive critique and criticism.
vander
vander Senior Member • Posts: 2,671
Re: Majestic Mt. Robson of the Canadian Rockies

It's a nice shot, I like it.

I might try cropping a little of the black negative space off at the bottom making it a more landscape oriented shot.

I'd also like to see the shot not on your brown background of your website too. I'm wondering if that makes it pop as much as it does because it picks up the browns in the mountains.

All in all a very nice shot.

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stickpointed Forum Member • Posts: 50
Re: Majestic Mt. Robson of the Canadian Rockies

You really need to crop a lot of the bottom out of this image.  With the great contrast in the clouds try going B&W.

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Re: Majestic Mt. Robson of the Canadian Rockies

vander wrote:

It's a nice shot, I like it.

I might try cropping a little of the black negative space off at the bottom making it a more landscape oriented shot.

I'd also like to see the shot not on your brown background of your website too. I'm wondering if that makes it pop as much as it does because it picks up the browns in the mountains.

All in all a very nice shot.

Thank you Jason.

If you click the photo when you are on the website, it will load a larger size in a with the background darkened to nearly black. Oddly enough, I have considered changing the background of my site to a more grey shade at times, but after trying it it just looked cold to me.

I debated a lot about cropping out the bottom more, but my fiancee said she liked the tress and convinced me to keep them. I'm still not so sure, my initial though was to play with the levels are keep just the tops in as a silhouette.

OP jtimar84 Regular Member • Posts: 200
Re: Majestic Mt. Robson of the Canadian Rockies

I agree, thank you for confirming my suspicions! Done.

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Re: Majestic Mt. Robson of the Canadian Rockies

jtimar84 wrote:

This was one of those shots that was really disappointing when I first looked at the results at home. The extreme contrast of the scene required my to dial down my exposure more than I would have liked, which left my shadows muddied. A blended exposure would have been ideal here, but it was starting to rain so hauling out the tripod was not an option at that point.

Still, I am happy with the final result, mostly.

What do you think?

http://inthelimelight.net/the-majestic-mount-robson/

First of all, get rid of the water mark in the center of the image. After that, I would lighten up the foreground so more than just black is there. If you don't like that option, than cropping would be my second choice.

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OP jtimar84 Regular Member • Posts: 200
Re: Majestic Mt. Robson of the Canadian Rockies

David Nall wrote:

jtimar84 wrote:

This was one of those shots that was really disappointing when I first looked at the results at home. The extreme contrast of the scene required my to dial down my exposure more than I would have liked, which left my shadows muddied. A blended exposure would have been ideal here, but it was starting to rain so hauling out the tripod was not an option at that point.

Still, I am happy with the final result, mostly.

What do you think?

http://inthelimelight.net/the-majestic-mount-robson/

First of all, get rid of the water mark in the center of the image.

Ah, I was wondering when the anti-watermark crowd would show up. Sorry, but I don't like to make it easy for thieves. http://stopstealingphotos.tumblr.com/

After that, I would lighten up the foreground so more than just black is there. If you don't like that option, than cropping would be my second choice.

I had the background lighter previously, but the consensus was that there was not enough detail there and it would be better off cropping it out or darkening it completely, which I have done. There actually is plenty of detail there, but it's noisy and flat and doesn't look good to my eye...

I have already cropped it a fair bit as well, from 4:3 ratio down to 3:2, are you suggesting to go further?

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