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Stanage Sunset
© Dan Arkle
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Comments and critiques most welcome.
Dan Arkle - 02/Sep/08
I like this picture a lot -- lovely colour and nice warmth on the rocks, and you couldn't hope for a more dramatic sky. The bright area looks very burnt out -- did you use a ND grad? Also the middle-ground (either the green valley or the boulder field on the right) appear a bit too small to add depth, imho obviously! Perhaps a longer lens could have drwan them in more? Don't mind the horizon in the middle, but not sure if a pleasing overall balance is achieved. I would have been tempted to compose more around the potholes, perhaps in a portrait orientation?
Jon Read - 03/Sep/08
Thankyou Jon for such a useful and helpful critique. I used 2 exposures and several RAW conversions to apply the ND grad digitally- I hate it when its obvious one has been used and the sky is inexplicably dark. I possibly could have got more detail in the sun, I'll have another look. Thanks for the composition ideas too.
Dan Arkle - 03/Sep/08
The clouds are phenomenal! You’ve created excellent atmosphere, the HDR’ing is done nicely and I quite like the composition too.
May be one or two little tweaks to the reflective exposures like Jon suggests, but all-in-all a fantastic photo.
climbingrick - 04/Sep/08
Relative not reflective
climbingrick - 04/Sep/08
A stunning picture that smacks you in the face. So much more than just another sunset. A real feeling for Gritstone moorland. Well done Dan.
Sean Kelly - 06/Sep/08
I like this photo a lot, good to see someone using imagination and creativity ! makes for a really interesting landscape photo of the peaks.
mr mills - 07/Sep/08
Thats a great photo, really sums up the beauty of our moors well done.
Red Rover - 07/Sep/08
I agree a fantastic photo. I guess when you ask for a critique you have to also wonder what kind of comments. As a climber that likes photography (rather than a photographer that likes climbing) theres nothing really worth changing in my mind.
Dan-gerMouse - 09/Sep/08
What more can I say, this took my breath away. Thanks for my mini vacation.
queenbee - 10/Jan/09
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