Rain forest?

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Rain forest?
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arbeterfroyen Contributing Member • Posts: 602
Re: Rain forest?

Maybe it's just growing up around swamps but I really love swamp shots. It feels a  little over-sharpened and a little over-exposed to where it's hard to relax on something. Otherwise, I'd probably have just squared up a little. But the tangle and the algae on the water are compelling and there's a lot to take in. It just needs a litttttle more mood to it that the brightness kind of draws you away from.

hurtsme
hurtsme Veteran Member • Posts: 3,727
Re: Rain forest?

Somewhat spooky shot.  Nice capture!

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Re: Rain forest?

arbeterfroyen wrote:

Maybe it's just growing up around swamps but I really love swamp shots. It feels a little over-sharpened and a little over-exposed to where it's hard to relax on something. Otherwise, I'd probably have just squared up a little. But the tangle and the algae on the water are compelling and there's a lot to take in. It just needs a litttttle more mood to it that the brightness kind of draws you away from.

Thank you very much for this detailed analysis.

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Re: Rain forest?

hurtsme wrote:

Somewhat spooky shot. Nice capture!

Thanks Kevin!

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arbeterfroyen wrote:

Maybe it's just growing up around swamps but I really love swamp shots. It feels a little over-sharpened and a little over-exposed to where it's hard to relax on something. Otherwise, I'd probably have just squared up a little. But the tangle and the algae on the water are compelling and there's a lot to take in. It just needs a litttttle more mood to it that the brightness kind of draws you away from.

I decreased sharpening and luminosity, darkened the shadows and squared up the resulting image to get this:

What do you think of it?

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troutbum96013 Forum Member • Posts: 89
Re: Rain forest?

When I think of a swamp, I think of dark and foreboding. Your image really doesn't do it for me

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troutbum96013 wrote:

When I think of a swamp, I think of dark and foreboding. Your image really doesn't do it for me

I see your point. Could you suggest a more appropriate title?

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Cherry_F
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Re: Rain forest?

I guess you put a question mark on purpose, because rain forests usually don't look like this at all.

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Cherry_F wrote:

I guess you put a question mark on purpose, because rain forests usually don't look like this at all.

Indeed I did, and you just explained why

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