Critique Style Requested: Standard
The photographer is looking for generalized feedback about the aesthetic and technical qualities of their image.
Back in July a friend and I went to Lasalle falls in northeastern Wisconsin and had a great day together making photos of the falls, flowers, ferns and whatever struck our fancies. She and I are very alike in that we can be happy in one location with decent conditions because our natural curiosity and flexibility with regards to subjects gives us endless possibilities.
Even so, I could have spent all day with only the ferns that cling to the rocks and cliffs on the side of the Pine River. These are two examples and the best of the ones I took. I’m not sure what kind the first is, but the curving elegance struck me as I shot the falls themselves and knew I’d get it eventually. The second is probably a type of Cystopteris which is a family of ferns that specifically grow on rocky outcrops. Its position on the rock and the layers of color with that stripe of green moss in the middle begged to be photographed.
I think the comps are solid, but there is room in each for adjustment. I think I have other views of them as well. Techs look ok? It was quite breezy and I had to time the shutter just right.
Tripod for both
Lr to adjust wb, lower exposure, add texture & clarity, the usual S-curve for contrast, heal a few blemishes & crop for rotation.
Lr for denoise AI action & some sharpening, color boost in Calibration panel, lowered exposure a bit, the usual S-curve for contrast, lots of texture, some sharpening, a pano crop with slight rotation, a few distractions removed.