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Bromo Stairs

By madi_patub
May be the best time come to bromo when he have been eruption and this one shot from foot, but if you want to see the yearly tradition called Kasada (hinduism) is in august

Tags: Extreme Mountains Indonesia Eruption Landscape and travel Bromo

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mrswoolybill Plus
13 1.7k 2099 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2017 9:48AM
Belatedly, welcome to the site from me.

This is good. It can be quite difficult to capture steep slopes seen up close, because the camera tends to imply that we are simply looking ahead rather than up or down. Here you stood a pace or two left of the centre of the path. That has created irregular perspective which conveys a sense of unease, imbalance, and that in turn gives a slightly vertiginous feel. The billowing cloud from the volcano gives a sense of menace too. Well done.

My only quibble would be that the horizon has a very hard edge - look along the top of that rock slope on the right. That suggests that you isolated the sky for separate attention without feathering or softening the edges in any way. The human eye doesn't see like that, when we are focusing on something close to us, the distant horizon will look blurred and soft, so when we see it hard and sharp it looks unnatural. Even at 11mm I would expect some softening.
Moira

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pamelajean Plus
13 1.2k 2096 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2017 5:24PM
This stairway to the rim of Mount Bromo is amazing, Dani, and probably crowded with tourists a lot of the time, but you managed to shoot at a time when you could show the structure rather than the people. Those few people who are on the steps help show the size of the steps, and having them looking up at the smoke takes the viewer's eye to it, too.
Having that volcanic smoke in the background adds a lot of atmosphere.
This is an interesting and dramatic image.

Pamela.
18 Jun 2017 5:49PM

Quote:Belatedly, welcome to the site from me.

This is good. It can be quite difficult to capture steep slopes seen up close, because the camera tends to imply that we are simply looking ahead rather than up or down. Here you stood a pace or two left of the centre of the path. That has created irregular perspective which conveys a sense of unease, imbalance, and that in turn gives a slightly vertiginous feel. The billowing cloud from the volcano gives a sense of menace too. Well done.

My only quibble would be that the horizon has a very hard edge - look along the top of that rock slope on the right. That suggests that you isolated the sky for separate attention without feathering or softening the edges in any way. The human eye doesn't see like that, when we are focusing on something close to us, the distant horizon will look blurred and soft, so when we see it hard and sharp it looks unnatural. Even at 11mm I would expect some softening.
Moira



Hello Belatedly!
Thank you for your feedback! Smile
i used f/8 aperture to make sure the best sharpness almost entire the frame, event this FL not common for me, usually i used f11 or more, if u said for the softness or blurry distant so i could use highest FL, i don't mind that in my landscape except for night shoot for milky way. when i evaluated this pict i just see the center frame POV slight to right than make our eyes rather difficult to focus

Regrad!
18 Jun 2017 5:53PM

Quote:This stairway to the rim of Mount Bromo is amazing, Dani, and probably crowded with tourists a lot of the time, but you managed to shoot at a time when you could show the structure rather than the people. Those few people who are on the steps help show the size of the steps, and having them looking up at the smoke takes the viewer's eye to it, too.
Having that volcanic smoke in the background adds a lot of atmosphere.
This is an interesting and dramatic image.

Pamela.



Hello Pamela, see you again! Smile
Thank you for your feedback! Grin
i wait few minutes till some tourist go away, but honestly your critique is welcome, don't be guilty!
Regard!

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