View Full Version : Another photo - Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

06-16-2011, 04:20 AM
At Rosengarde (Skagit Valley Tulip Festival).

Details: focus at infinity; f22;1/80sec; circular polarizer used
Post processing: Adobe Lightroom; foreground brightened +0.75EV

06-16-2011, 04:48 AM
That's a clever shot, great idea with the long thin reflection. Perhaps crop 10% off the bottom to reduce the amount of foreground blur? I'm undecided whether you could crop a similar amount off the left as well, the result might be a little too symmetrical.

06-16-2011, 05:01 AM
very nicely composed. I like the vibrancy, angle and reflection. Like thoughton, I would be tempted to crop a little off the bottom to reduce that foreground focus blur. I'm just not sure about the attractiveness of the mud, but maybe that's just me. :)

06-16-2011, 06:20 AM
I like your composition in this one, agree as well on the bottom cropping

Wicked Dark
06-16-2011, 07:37 AM
I like it, but the oversaturation hurts.

06-16-2011, 11:30 AM
I REALLY like this one. VERY nicely seen and captured.
An alternative to the bottom crop might be to add some contrast just to that area - that may 'hide' it a bit more. A bit more sharpening might also help.

You wrote you focused on infinity, for the next shot like this, try an additional frame where you focus 1/3 of the way into the shot - it may work for you.

All that said - still a very striking image!

06-16-2011, 12:44 PM
I can't add to what is already here other than it's a very striking image! I like it a lot.

06-16-2011, 03:32 PM
Thanks for your comments! I will try the hyperfocal distance in my next similar images (i've done it once before, and the objects at infinity were blurry, but i guess I need to practice it more!).

Mad Aussie
06-17-2011, 12:42 AM
I too can add very little to what's been said. Very cool shot indeed.

Mad Aussie
06-17-2011, 12:44 AM
Just another quick look and I noticed that it has a yellowish cast on my monitor. Anyone else see this? It's very apparent to me in the mud and the stalks at left of frame.

06-17-2011, 01:34 AM
oh yeah - i forgot to mention. I did change the tint slightly to the green side (from 0 to -3 in Lightroom, i think) because the mud looked yucky in the original. Removing some of the redness in there made it look better.