Thread: Advice please - new to this
02-22-2012, 12:34 AM #11
Before reading any comments a couple of days ago, I thought about what I wanted to say.
First of all, the same two elements came to mind. The people and a little too much undetailed sky were distractions. You did a great job loosing the people but you left the sky in from what I can see.
Did you know that in most or all photos processed in black & white look better if you increase the exposure a bit and also add some contrast. It looks a bit dark to me and that can add drama.
Personally, I love the colors of the rocks and the combination of colors in the whole scene. Every photographer has some opion for even the best work. If it was mine, I'd crop the top down some and keep the colors or make one color & one b & w. Bottom Line .... make it look the way you love it the most. It's a cool shot.
02-22-2012, 08:52 PM #12
I love the concept and personally I like the color version better. IMHO the water gets lost in the B&W picture. I just don't notice it at all. If you were able to make that stand out a bit more, I would like that picture more.
Compositionally, I'm not sure which item is your center of attention. Is it the bridge or the water? If it is the bridge, then I would have skipped the motion blur of the water. If the center of attention is the water then I would have tried to get more water in the picture (probably by lowering my perspective.) It looks like there is more water to be had just out of the bottom of the photo and that is where I would have gone.
This picture has great potential. Good luck and happy shooting!