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#1 Argolich

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 11:24 AM

This was taken at the Beaver Dam Joshua Tree Wilderness area on the AZ/UT border on June 6th.  Sunset was around 8:30PM.   

 

Sigma 20mm at f16 -  five shot bracket on a D810.  Anyone who lives close or is familiar with the area, this is a fantastic place to capture the sunset.

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#2 Kerry Gordon

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 12:17 PM

Really nice shot.  Gorgeous colour in the sky.  I would like to see a little more contrast, particularly in the midtones in the foreground.  The rule of thirds also might be applied to positive affect in two ways: first  by having the cactus more over to the right of the frame and second, by taking out a little of the sky from the top and, effectively, raising the horizon line just a bit.  Also the horizon is tilting slightly to the left - easy enough to level.  Don't mean to come off as overly critical because it really is a lovely shot of some spectacular country.



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Posted 19 June 2017 - 12:44 PM

Thats a beauty!

I can remember brushing up against a Cholla cactus there in Joshua Tree...oh the misery



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Posted 19 June 2017 - 01:39 PM

Great shot Tom!  

I love cholla and it is beautiful.  

The area to the right doesn't add ("dead space") and you could crop it out and draw more attention to the remaining image, using the rule of thirds both horizontally and vertically like Kerry suggested. 



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Posted 19 June 2017 - 03:17 PM

Really nice shot.  Gorgeous colour in the sky.  I would like to see a little more contrast, particularly in the midtones in the foreground.  The rule of thirds also might be applied to positive affect in two ways: first  by having the cactus more over to the right of the frame and second, by taking out a little of the sky from the top and, effectively, raising the horizon line just a bit.  Also the horizon is tilting slightly to the left - easy enough to level.  Don't mean to come off as overly critical because it really is a lovely shot of some spectacular country.

 

+1 - Sounds like really good advice. 



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Posted 19 June 2017 - 03:46 PM

Lovely image, no criticism, the guys have already offered their thoughts ME, I`m impressed with the whole scene and the colours would look at home on an Eagles album cover...(-:



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Posted 20 June 2017 - 10:19 AM

Beautiful !



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Posted 04 July 2017 - 11:21 AM

very nice shot Kerry has said any CC that I had thought. 






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