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| p.1 #5 · Impact versus Realism |
I'm good with the realism of the sky ... it can turn all kinds of colors, some more rare than others. The WHITE SNOW in the mountains give a visual clue of realism and believability to the sky that is BEHIND the mountains, yet not illuminating the mountains.
I'm diggin' the neutrality of that which isn't "sunlit", but rather illuminated by the sky (i.e. absence of the blues). Not sure if you went with a global WB that pushed your sky (and maybe the cranberry) or if you selectively separated the two.
As Karen mentioned ... the lighting is very flat at the falls. This is because it is only illuminated by the overhead sky gianormous soft box ... i.e. ultra-low contrast lighting ... without any specularity/contrast available from the sun at this hour.
We are naturally drawn to bright & contrast. The brightest portion of the sky (LHC) is in contrast with the mountain in both tone & hue. As such, it steals the show away from the low contrast values of the the falls (except for the high contrast cranberry).
Bob Jarman wrote:
I must agree with "over did" on the sky.
I'm more inclined to go the route of "under did" the falls (due to the variance in lighting contrast levels).
Took a stab at drawing the eye a bit more toward the falls, hopefully without losing the sky too much. In a rare instance, I actually ADDED some blue to the foreground color balance. Gave it a slight haircut also.
As always, S&P to taste as to how you might want to dial in the pieces of the puzzle regarding balance/weight, but hopefully this shows a shift in focal point toward the falls ... which, imo, is the point of the image.
BTW ... Nice capture. Thanks for the vicarious experience (with a little imagination) to "take me there".