View Full Version : Fallen Tree Bridge.

01-19-2010, 07:12 AM
This is another shot from my cedar creek expedition a couple of weeks ago.

01-19-2010, 09:27 AM
I love the composition here. On my monitor the colour looks a little oversaturated but that could be because my world is white and gray right now.

01-19-2010, 10:28 AM
The composition is wonderful as Bambi said....nice find!
For me though, the colours are way oversaturated, especially the greens.
Hope that helps - Marko

01-19-2010, 06:09 PM
Thanks guys. I did bump the saturation a bit, and I think I know why I felt I needed to do that.
Any other critique? Crop?

I took a heap of shots of this scsI'll have a go at fixing it after I get some more feedback, thanks.

01-19-2010, 06:45 PM
A couple of things strike me about this: (1) I think some work on levels and curves would help; there are too-deep shadows (along/under the log) and over-bright highlights (Tops of the rocks, background whites). I like the framing of the image, that is, the use of the trees to enhance the lines of the creekbed, but I'm not such a fan of the water going toward the background.

Mad Aussie
01-19-2010, 08:39 PM
As the others have said ... the composition is good.

Saturated colours can work in landscape and I often do that myself but greens are one thing I almost always back off. I usually have to back the yellows off actually to achieve the desired result.

This was a difficult shot for a single exposure! A very high dynamic range to deal with which has blown out the rock tops and a few tree trunks in the background, as well as created those very deep shadows under the main log.

Because of the high sun I think a lot of shadow needs to be there ... our eyes expect it to be there but some dodging in those shadows would help I think.

I'd try burning in those hot spots I mentioned as well.

There's a lot of Chromatic Aberration in the smaller, bright sticks to the left of the frame as well which could be corrected. There are enhancing the out of focus areas there a bit much as they are.

I don't see a better crop for this one really. I just tried holding up a card to simulate a crop or two but really I like how the stream appears from the right and flows along and we can see it disappear to the left.

I really love the movement in the grasses in the foreground. I know some people don't but for me it shows some life other than the water.

01-21-2010, 07:23 PM
I think that you should desaturate the green in the background.
Also looks like your highlights are blown out.