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First attempt at landscape (or it is reservoirscape?)

Discussion in 'Appraisal Gallery' started by Andred, May 3, 2012.

  1. Andred

    Andred Well-Known Member

    Hi folks,

    My first attempt at something resembling a landscape, i'm using a canon 24-105mm lens, but on a 550d, so actually its 38mm I guess, im still learning the ropes, just invested in a set of ND grad cokin filters so tonight was my first bash at it, very different from what I am used to, but really enjoyed it, only wish I had left the house an hour earlier to play around a bit longer, but the 13 week old didnt allow it :-(

    Its probably not the best scene, but it is somewhere I had been before with the intention of going back to try my luck.

    All I have done is slightly cropped ( very slightly) and altered WB, original was too yellow'ry/orange for my personal liking.



  2. daft_biker

    daft_biker Action Man!

    Keeping the same aspect ratio crop in from from the bottom right to get rid of the rocks? Very nice.....superb for a first attempt:cool:
  3. Ednewbie

    Ednewbie Well-Known Member

    That's definitely a "wow" from me. Superb!

    I'm not sure about the bottom right hand corner. Maybe clone out the rocks or crop it up a bit?

  4. Chris Cool

    Chris Cool Retired

    Very calming Andy - well shot! :D

    Great low file size as well!
  5. lfc1892

    lfc1892 Well-Known Member

    looking on my phone, maybe a crop from the bottom, but you managed to get really good light and for a first attempt i think its very good.
  6. Rob Barnett

    Rob Barnett Well-Known Member

    Lovely ! A great shot :D
  7. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Nice, but maybe a tad late. The total blocking of the hill on rhs is a bit heavy, creating imbalance in the scene. Stones are not ideal either and could do with a little more definition if they are to remain.

    When I judge declining light, I get an idea in my mind of when it has reaced its peak and when it has "gone" from a photo POV. This is not quite gone, but there would probably have been better colouring 5 -10 mins or so before.

    The scene is empty enough to provoke the eye to look for another element, like a boat or something.

    More cropping and cloning is an option. Perhaps ?:

  8. Gogster

    Gogster Well-Known Member

    Love it - a great shot!
  9. dennis72

    dennis72 Well-Known Member

    Lovely peaceful scene and beautiful colour but the shadow area is completely blocked out. If this was a raw file file perhaps you could recover some shadow detail. Cropping the foreground stones is a definate improvement.
  10. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    I'd personally go for creating a better three-stage recession across the hills. The split in the middle is not clear enough.
  11. Andred

    Andred Well-Known Member

    Thanks for all the comments folks, much appreciated, I plan to revisit one night this week if the weather allows it, re-shoot with the sun a little higher in the sky and without the rock in the lower right.


  12. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Be there an hour before sunset and stay until 1/2 hour after with a tripod. Shoot every few minutes around sunset as the light changes and periodically after that.

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