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Taken whilst on a ski trip to Tignes, France, a couple of years ago. I just wanted to capture the pure virgin snow on the slope with the trail left by a solitary skier.
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i think this is a great idea....
The ski tracks are good your eye follows them, but you go out of the frame.
Was there a way to either crop in closer and go for the abstract, or was it possible (not always) to move your self round a bit more and follow them to another hill behind?
Does cropping down help add to the drama, and would a tight crop to the ski tracks help?
I uploaded a mod for you, with a flip.
An excellent shot and an excellent idea - the ski tracks do perhaps need more opportunity to work (which is exactly what strawman was doing with the new crop - he then went on to flip the image to create a rising diagonal - which only works if you read left to right btw - excellent advice).
Have uploaded a fun mod using a different set of ski tracks for your corner - to be honest I think you probably had it right all along.
Thanks for the comments, I am glad people like it. I must admit I see where you are coming from with the flip, I do like that myself and understand what you mean by reading from left to right, it does work better.
The mono conversion is good but I prefer the original colour version because it really brings back the scene to me.
I like all the comments above, love the mirror flip which i often advocate as long as it's a more abstract subject and doesn't include a recogniable scene.
I'll concentrate on the tonal range..it's a bit flat. Deending on your image editor and level of ability, you could
1) increase contrast, but on a separate layer so you can erase back areas that get blown out to pure white, or
2) tweak levels - stretch the histogram at both ends to make sure there's pure black and pure white (but agin on a dup. layer to erase ack burnt out areas), or
3) burn and dodge brushes to selectively darken and lighten midtones
I've done a quick mod with a tweak of levels then dodge and burn brush to give you an idea
Hope that's some use
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