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Tatarului Keys

By rusudan
eThe Picture is taken on a trip to Cave Ialomicioarei where Raul Ialomita.Pestera springs located in the heart of the Carpathians a pl of legends and facts eroism.Locul is a pass that is called Tatarului keys.

Tags: Sky Nature Depression Forest Water Mountains Rock Keys Logs Landscape and travel Carpathians

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bwlchmawr 10 32 1 England
19 Sep 2014 5:39PM
A lovely landscape.
banehawi Plus
18 2.7k 4314 Canada
19 Sep 2014 6:18PM
Hi Dan, welcome to EPZ.

This is the Critique Gallery. The Critique Team are a group of volunteers who try to help with improving your photography and post processing.

I Googled the location and saw that this is quite a place to visit, and photograph. Really beautiful.

The scene is very nice; one of the things we ask when you upload for critique is your shot settings/exif data so we can assist as much as we can.

This image, to me, seems to have had quite a bit of processing done?

The sky, for example, looks like its processed a lot, perhaps a HDR approach, and doesnt quite fit in with the rest? Im sure its the actual sky that was there, - just that it looks different.

This is where more information from you when you upload will help us understand what you have introduced and what was there.

This look is popular with a lot of people. Personally I prefer an image that is, or may be, since I wasn't there, closer to reality.

So I am limited to uploading a modification with the image tweaked a little differently. Scroll up and click the Modifications tb, and view the modifications. Its not necessarily an improvement, simply its something that looks, in my mind, more as I would expect to see.

Enjoy the site,


paulbroad Plus
15 131 1294 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2014 8:03AM
Willie says all I would. There is a superb image in there, but you do seem to have over processed rather heavily so that things look less than natural.

mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.3k 2536 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2014 8:37AM
A warm welcome from me too. Willie has covered the technical side, I'm interested in the composition.

I like the way the parapet emerges from the bottom left corner and leads into the frame. I know where I am standing here, and I have a route to follow to explore the frame. But then the boulder is very centrally placed in the frame, and acts as a sudden barrier and prevents me from exploring further.

Another possibility would have been to stand to the left, to see more of the road winding into the view, and place that boulder further to the right in the frame.

It's interesting that you used landscape - horizontal - here, for a view that is essentially about height, the depth of the valley. It has worked well - I would be interested to see a portrait - vertical - composition for comparison.
dudler Plus
19 1.9k 1947 England
20 Sep 2014 10:10AM
And welcome from me, as well.

Willie and Moira have said just about everything I could say: except, perhaps, that the way you have put the boulder right in the middle makes it quite confrontational as a composition.

Moira's suggested an easier, more natural way to compose this: but there is something dramatic and appealing about the way the boulder just stops expectations dead...

I've done a modification to give a vertical view, moving the boulder to one side for a more conventional sort of a view.

Does it work? How is the feeling it gives different from your original?

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