I am thrilled…I found an immense feeder area to a dam for the Leigh River. The area floods periodically but many times is relatively dry. It will offer me many days of exploration. This spot was attracting my eye not just because of the solitary dead wood but the way the rocky foreground mirrored the patterns in the clouds. It frequently take s me a while in the field to figure out what it is …in the image I see. The light was a bonus.
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Is this a composite: No
44mm f/14 1/125 sec iso 160
Mario, I like this image a lot. It is a great moody small scene. But my first impression where to reduce the saturation. I also think that the comment given by Igor to try a b&w rendition could be rewarding.
Beautiful scene, Mario! The light, the clouds, the tree, is all very striking and I will have to agree with the other comments that it seems like it needs to be either black and white or just a little less color. It’s a really great composition!
@Igor_Doncov@Harley_Goldman@Ola_Jovall@Vanessa_Hill thank you all for your comments and suggestions. I am posting this rework with a decrease in saturation and better management of the sky blue and tint. I tried numerous B/W versions but none really worked.
A very nice scene, well composed. I do prefer the blues being toned down, but agree with @Harley_Goldman that the color is better in the bottom part of the first version. I’d go back to the raw file and adjust colors there to warm the warmer tones but hold the blues back. It looks like you did a gradient burn from the top which darkened the top of the tree. I’d try a gradient to only darken the blues.
I’m joining the commentaries a bit late, Mario, but enjoyed your image and the reworks. The sky is quite extraordinary and the highlights spread through the clouds add quite a bit to the overall feeling. You did some nice work with processing the light through the foreground. Good choice on the vertical format. For me the tree seems slightly pinched on the left side though , and a tad more space might play better on the tree’s height. But for such a strong image they are pretty petty critiques. If you did any cropping you might consider them . I get a strong sense of endurance from the photo. Well done.