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New Zealand south island

By samjackster
Taken on the south island of new zealand during my 4 month tour. Can't remember where this scene was shot.

Tags: Landscape Mountains New zealand Landscape and travel

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banehawi Plus
17 2.5k 4263 Canada
20 Sep 2008 4:25PM
Welcome to EPZ.

You have loaded this image in the critique section.

It makes a nice panorama, and with some small adjustments in Photoshop to increase contrast it can be improved quite a bit.

As it looks is slightly flat, with the tonal range compressed, showing little dark or bright detail.

Also, - perhaps cropping so the apparent horizon appars on the third line may give it more of a panoramic feel, - but its a matter of taste.

I have uploaded a couple of mods for comparison, one colour with the curves adjusted to improve contrast and detail, and the second as a B&W which works well also. Both have been cropped, removing some of the sky.

Hope this is helpful,


Tooth 16 5.8k 227 Ireland
20 Sep 2008 11:50PM
I agree with much of what Willie's said. a more panoramic crop would work quite well, and i'd suggestcropping from the top so the diagonal cloud top left just cuts the corner. yes it ould also do with a boost in contrast.

obviously nothing you can do about it now, but compositionally it's a bit static and may have done with a bit more of something in the foreground to lead the eye into the picture..
just my thoughts, hope they're some use. I'm just jealous reallySmile

JamesAppleton 13 38 6 England
21 Sep 2008 12:30AM
"Can't remember where this scene was shot"

Looks like the Plains of Rohan to me mate Wink

Good shot with great potential as the mods show - just needs a little juicing up to bring out all the punch!


BrianSS 14 418 41 England
1 Oct 2010 10:27PM
Lovely image . . . . to me it looks like the desolate Mount Cook road with lake Pukaki in the distance (Mount Cook behind you), not far from Twizel.

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