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The long walk

By Ray12  
Good Morning all Grin
I hope you enjoyed my Silly Sunday upload y/day, many thanks for your votes & comments. A really huge thanks to Simon (SimonFletch) for your most welcomed UA Grin
This week I will be uploading landscapes, in my eyes I think they are pretty good, but I am sure there is room for improvement.
What I am looking for is a honest opinion be it good, bad or indifferent.

Tags: Landscape and travel Landscape and travel and Jomsom and Mountains and snow

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CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
25 Nov 2013 7:18AM
Like both, Ray, but particularly V.2 with the view of the snow-capped mountain giving added interest to the image. Carol
Hermanus 8 4 South Africa
25 Nov 2013 7:36AM
Two super images Ray !! Really well taken
Bantu 7 7 1 India
25 Nov 2013 7:45AM
good capture,fine details.
ukgubbi 9 5 India
25 Nov 2013 8:34AM
Both are nicely composed, v2 stands out because of snow capped mountains in the bg. If possible pl include the location.
alansnap 17 577 26 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2013 8:49AM
Both are good records of the location. If you want to call a photo something like "The long walk" you need to make the walker a little more prominent. I prefer v2 and I have uploaded a mod. The bottom part of the image doesn't add much - you get a sense of the desolation from the upper village. The lower village is too small to add to the images and the hill to the left lacks a focal point. To deal with that I cropped it and put an S-shaped curve in to boost contrast. Keep working at it, the more you do and the more you study other photographers' work the better you'll find your images becoming.
Ray12 8 154 1 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2013 11:59AM
The location is included in the tags, also you can click on the MAP Grin
paulbroad 13 131 1293 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2013 1:55PM
The quality is excellent. V2 is, by far the best compositionally due to the snow, but I find the content very monotone in both cases. I know it was like this so the pictorial record element cannot be disputed. Compositionally I would like something in the foreground to act as a focal point to the composition. In v1, the figure, much bigger, walking into the scene.

Just me. Not a great landscape fan unless something lifts them out of the mass.

EileenH 7 1 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2013 5:18PM
Two nice imagesSmile

dark_lord Plus
17 2.8k 769 England
25 Nov 2013 7:58PM
It took me a while to spot the walker, so I agree they should be more prominent.
The lighting is on the flat side - especially on V2. The middle ground on V1 does have some texture as the light is coming from the side but is face on to the hills in the background. The angle of light is the key to give some visual impact as opposed to just recording 'the view'.
It is difficult if you're travelling through and have to take an image with the light in not the ideal position, and you don't have the time to wait. From a pictorial point of view, a mono conversion with increased contrast is an avenue to explore in situations like that.
Having said all that, you have captured the desolage, remote and harsh nature of the location.

Jestertheclown 12 8.4k 253 England
25 Nov 2013 8:51PM
They're both OK record images but nothing really stands out for me.
I'm sure there's more to be had from both of these where the colours are concerned.
Also, I'd have to do something about that orange thing in the middle of V2.

SimonFletch 7 3 2 Scotland
26 Nov 2013 2:34AM
You must be very fit, Ray! My youngest son visited Nepal a couple of years ago & said it was his best holiday yet.
Alan's advice is good and his modification works well - although it abandons the title...Smile
I simply enjoyed the images...


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