ion_mihaila wrote:...and that's how you use a 10 stopper. A really stunning picture.
I played with a 10 stopper some time back but just to get the usual smooth ocean.
Eden wrote:That is a ripper of a shot Alex.
Great angle and sky!
Doug wrote:Wonderfully dramatic picture Alex.
I'm not a follower of classical music, luckily it appears that youtube is good for more that animal antics and crazy Russian driving.
A fitting sound track for that image.
Plays with Light wrote:
Wow! I'm really honoured that you made that effort, Doug! That's huge, to me! Some times I really wish you could go to an exhibition and hear the music of choice made by the photographer, for each picture. Not that I do exhibitions or much of anything that involves people face to face any more.
Busiboy wrote:I have to agree with the sentiments above, this is a great use of a Big stopper, but, given your ability to create great images, I'm not suprised with this result at all.
Keep up the good work.
W G wrote:The entire package here Alex, and a remarkable picture.
But if I can make one constructive criticism I think it would be better without the halo either side to the stem of the cross. For me it sort of amounts to the magician revealing the trick. I'd prefer just the excellent trick.
Plays with Light wrote:I watched a tutorial not long ago that showed the ue of light and dark at edges of things to add more definition or dimension to them. I still had that in mind when I created that glow on the stem of this.
W G wrote:Alex,
That technique is essentially an enlarged reinforcement of what sharpening does. At one very basic level these things are seen as a game to play but to a more informed audience they are seen as artefact. Back in the days of proper printing with an enlarger it took years to master dodging and burning to make it look natural and to hide the tell tale hints of manipulation. Pictorially the effects are far easier to achieve these days.
I am not suggesting that it should never happen but in this instance there is either too much of the halo or not enough if you follow my drift.
And there does appear to be evidence of over sharpening on the silhouetted urn to the right.
Keep at it, you're doing great,
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