Wooden frame

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The photographer is looking for generalized feedback about the aesthetic and technical qualities of their image.


Here is another image from my trip to Tromsö , Norway, last November. When repositioning after photographing the mountain range in the distance I saw this framed image during the walk and had to stop and take a quick shot.

Specific Feedback

Any comments are welcome!

Technical Details

ISO 400, 0.2 sec., f/11, Olympus camera OM-D EM-1X with lens 7-14 mm f2.8 @ 10 mm (20 mm equiv.), handheld

The light is sublime, and I really like the framing and the square aspect ratio. Having the mountain and the snow reflect the same hue of light as the pine bark gives quite an unusual feel to the image, in a good way. There seems to be a bit of a camera shake / blur, M4/3 at f11 and 10mm focal length I’d expect to be sharp from front to infinity, it doesn’t seem to be. But maybe it just needs a bit of extra sharpening applied.

@Tomas_Frydrych thanks for your kind comments. I will test to use Topaz sharpening software.

Disclaimer - I’m quite new here & to photography generally!

I echo what Tomas said about the framing and the light :heart_eyes:

To me the hue of the snow is a little distracting, as it feels like there is a color cast over the whole scene. I used “Enhance per channel contrast” in PS to see what it came up with & check my thinking:

This seems more natural to me, but I understand if that’s not the goal! The original is great regardless.

@mdjnewman thanks for your kind comments. I like your color-related adjustment, I will explore that more.