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By Bernabedellamattia
Indonesia, the Bromo, a walk around the volcano.

Tags: Indonesia Volcano Landscape and travel Bromo

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paulbroad Plus
14 131 1294 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2018 6:36PM
Potentially a strong panoramic image, but so much of it is heavily over exposed. The lighting is difficult, but the exposure obviously calculated for the foreground giving a very over bright sky. A good two stops less exposure if it is to be a single exposure, then attempt to lift the shadows later with the dodge tool. Also probably some burning in in th sky, even after the reduced exposure.

dark_lord Plus
18 2.9k 810 England
9 Jan 2018 8:59PM
I take it from th title that this is a 180 degree angle of view.

There's a small triangle in the bottom left corner that needs some image detail cloning in.

That bit of steam on the right hand side interests me as my eye is drawn around the ridge to it.
So I'd like to have seen an image where the ridge is on the left of the image and we see more of the inside of the crater and that steam.
I'll also try a mod cropping out the steam and leaving more image proportion to the distant view.

I like the blue toning, cyanotype look, but I know others will prefer pure monop or a warm toned image so it'd be interesting to know why you chose this tone for this image.
mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.2k 2519 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2018 9:37PM
I've looked at this a few times, I like it but it doesn't work 100% for me. Two problems - the tilt in the horizon on the left, and the fact that the ridge is so central. I want less space on the left, more of the interior of the volcano on the right. That's where my eye is led, but it hits a dead end.

I do like the toning, it's cold an alien.
dudler Plus
18 1.8k 1928 England
10 Jan 2018 11:39AM
There's obviously a good dela of processing behind this image. It would be helpful to know what, and whether you feel you've got what you wanted to achieve.

Like Moira, I find the overall effect unsatisfying: my eye isn't coming ot rest anywhere in particular, and there isn't a story leading me around hte picture, as there needs to be in panormaics above all other kinds of frame.
pablophotographer 10 2.0k 423
16 Apr 2018 9:10AM
Hello all.
Correct me if I am wrong. A smoking volcano is to be considered active.. Or is it we call active volcanoes we historically know they have errupted?

We have a photographer daring to go there, wearing or not wearing a gas mask, he takes the picture of a smoking volcano from close..., I'd applaud his/her courage first.

I suspect the use of an old lens with no electronic connections to the camera. Wise choice Bernabe. I'd put my money to a good life insurance rather on the lens.

The issue here you might say is the picture but I thought to pay dividends where they are due.

Panoramic images are mostly landscape and landscapes may or may not be just that. Presentations of the geography of a place. The picture we see does exactly that. As an extra you get some smoke too, making this a landscape with action.

Suppose you were there. If we were to reduce some space from the left to exchange it for seeing more smoke on the right now much should we have given? Could we see beyond the smoke? Is more smoke more interesting than more of the geography of what lies beyond the volcano?

It is a matter of a careful weighting of importance to proportion and for me although the ridge of the volcano we see is big in proportion to the image, it is what it is. A correct geographical pictorial information.

Before I start writing my thoughts about the image here, I had seen a mod by darklord that excluded the smoke but no text yet. It looked like a picture from a mountain rather a volcano, so I think the smoke is optional but for me it does worth staying in the frame. I would have loved to see an image as paulbroad describes as I can not manipulate the image where I am now. It may had worked to do the sky less bright, the right side of the ridge darker but the smoke would need some burning, right?

I am not sure if this picture will stay in my memory a couple of years down the line. But for the time being I applaud it with a standing ovation.

pablophotographer 10 2.0k 423
16 Apr 2018 1:33PM
Siesta works wonders!
I have been thinking in my sleep for this.

What if we see it in a colours
reversion? The blown highlights will turn black, the smoke too! And the cyan/purple something near orange colour.

A proper extraterrestial world somewhere in a distant universe! That unknown lens beats Hubble!

I like the appreciation very much!, they are very helpful! its all welcome Im lucky to see the same frame with differents eyes, thats great! Thanks !

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