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mt athos

By justahobby
Mt Athos from Kassandra.this is a holy place.A peninsular where only priests may go.boat can only go 300 yards of the shore , women are not allowed ever .the priests can only keep male pets.I took this from our balcony in Hanioti.its not visable during the day but morning light allows you to see it .I thought the light was apt for such a place.

Tags: Mountain Landscape and travel


dudler Plus
16 1.0k 1576 England
10 Jul 2019 6:28PM
Technically, it's not great - sharpness isn't all that it might be. I'm guessing that the AF struggled?

The big question is how YOU see it - should it be dark and foreboding, or light and airy? Both are possible, but as uploaded, it's neither.

A couple of mods coming later...

By the way - you saved this at very low quality in editing. Go for 11 or 12 - bigger files, but the detail and tonality holds up far better!

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pamelajean Plus
14 1.3k 2106 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2019 9:12PM
With this being a holy place, I felt that the brightness in the sky, surrounded by darker clouds, and rays emanating down upon the peninsular was quite relevant and significant to the scene as you describe it.
I particularly like the graduated hues of the mountains.

I felt that the image might benefit from a touch more drama and so I have done a modification where I adjusted contrast, saturated colours, and sharpened. The graduated mountains are a little more defined.
I also slightly enhanced the light rays and the slight golden hue in the sky.

I like the image as you present it, and only sought to make minimal adjustments, as suggestions, without taking away anything from the atmosphere you have captured..

mrswoolybill Plus
13 1.8k 2149 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2019 9:50AM
The austere, restrained composition is appropriate. Early morning light tends to be quite cool, I wanted to keep the blues here. But the image as a whole is a bit underexposed, because that patch of bright sky has tricked the camera's 'brain'.

I lightened overall a bit, then did some dodging and burning.

Good use of portrait format, I wish people would think of this option more often.
mrswoolybill Plus
13 1.8k 2149 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2019 12:43PM
PS I'll echo John's comment above, this was saved at quite a low quality setting, your images deserve better! Once you have saved at a low setting you cannot retrieve the quality that you have lost. Check that your camera is set to 'fine' or whatever the top quality description is, and always save files at top quality.

Worth looking at a freestanding hard drive for storage if memory is a problem.
11 Jul 2019 3:48PM
thanks never occured to me to alter the quality of my pictures.I dont reuse sd card so I never get to fill one anyhow must try it
dudler Plus
16 1.0k 1576 England
11 Jul 2019 5:33PM
My very strong advice is to use the maximum quality you can, always, and back up all the files on yoru hard disc and an external drive.

I typically shoot 50-80Gb a month with a Sonly Alpha 7r III - and always back up the same day...

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