REWORK (per Kris’ suggestion):
Critique Style Requested: Standard
The photographer is looking for generalized feedback about the aesthetic and technical qualities of their image.
There is a patch of forest in MacKerricher State Park (Mendocino County, CA) where the pines (Bishop pines?) are simply falling apart. It is a creepy place at dusk. I can imagine the trolls coming out to way lay unwary hikers.
Any comments welcome. This is one of those scenes where I ask myself, Why Did I Point My Camera At That? The balance isn’t the best (too much space in the lower right quadrant, I think), but maybe that adds to the unease.
Processed in ACR & LR; basic targeted exposure and color adjustments. Slight Orton effect using an edge mask (@_Kris have I thanked you before for passing on that excellent tip about using edge masks with the Orton effect? If not - thanks!).
I really need to get that 35mm Zeiss fixed lens out more often - the detail in this is so good (well, at least for me - ha).