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Loneliness

By jerryiron  
The excellent climate, a minimum of the people, simple and natural food - my heart is there

Tags: Sunset Mountains Ocean Atlantic Landscape and travel Canaries La gomera

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dudler Plus
18 1.9k 1937 England
19 Aug 2016 2:20PM
This is very beautiful, and for the first time in a while, I have a suggestion.

The figure is well placed, and the pose is striking (and the contrast with hte background is high) so that it draws attention.

The only downside is that the area at the bottom right competes, because it's large and light. I think you've done a good deal of work on this to darken outer areas, and so it's a real sore thumb.

Mod coming.

I suspect a panoramic crop is also possible, but it's not necessary.The vegetation and the rocky outcrop balance the lone figure, though theyr'e far bigger.
19 Aug 2016 2:42PM
Perfectly! I like it. I used the gradient, so the sky more elaborated, but it was necessary to darken the foreground, so everything clicks into place.

Alexander
mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.2k 2527 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2016 5:07PM
I like this one a lot, it's a real 'takes me there' image. Very difficult to capture that feeling on a flat screen, but you've done it. The way sky, clouds and water merge together is magical.

Like John, my only real quibble is that empty patch of road that occupies the bottom right corner of the frame. Partly the problem is that the strip of scrubby grass running along the side of the track ends well above the bottom edge of the frame, and the wheel tracks in the grit also peter out before they reach us. That gives an unsatisfactory effect for me.

I have approached it differently - I cropped much tighter using your overall file proportions. This gives a better balanced result to me - it loses the rock and vegetation on the left, but places a large black rock on the base line, and cuts off on the left at another point where the rocks dip down. It moves the moon off the third, but I think it occupies the top left corner nicely. And it gives more importance to the mysterious figure, silhouetted against the sky.

I also used the dodge tool (set to highlights, huge brush, 3% exposure), and the burn tool (set to shadows, brush and exposure as for dodge), over the foreground. It's a simple way to bring out textures and really make a foreground seem physically tangible. See what you think.
Moira
19 Aug 2016 5:44PM
Thank you dear Moira! I like such trimming. I was able to change the lens and make this shot without cropping. It is necessary to take this into account. Also, I will study your recommended tools.
By the way, I will reveal a secret: I increased the sun in Photoshop as a lens 14 made it very small.

Alexander
banehawi Plus
18 2.7k 4311 Canada
19 Aug 2016 6:29PM
I beleive you left the car headlights on, just a wild guess.

And the usual mod, the usual way.


Regards


Willie
dudler Plus
18 1.9k 1937 England
20 Aug 2016 8:41AM
I think one lesson from this is don't rely on the 'clever' tools too much.

Darkroom work teaches one to dodge and burn: it's THE big tool for adjustment. Because you usually do it with your hands, there's less risk that you apply it automatically to the top only: you look at the picture, and check the balance: often you have to make two or three attempts to get it right, but the process (literally, the processing, in a dish, watching hte image appear) forces you to look at what you've done.

Digital lets you move on without looking too hard...

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