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Good to have people in the landscape shots?
I agree with the idea, depending on the circumstances, though.
Here is one shot I had to take while I was working on the fabulous sunset at the Dante's View.
Look those people there watching the sunset in awe..

Kee






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Sep 27, 2013 at 12:27 PM
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Sorry that the "fabulous" sunset is actually out of the frame... to the far left.. will post them later when I feel like.


Sep 27, 2013 at 12:32 PM
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I like to include people into landscape shots to show scale or to add to the mood of the image.


Sep 27, 2013 at 01:43 PM
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The scale here is a little misleading unless you've been there. This is, of course, only the peak of Dantes Peak.


Sep 27, 2013 at 02:16 PM
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Mickey wrote:
The scale here is a little misleading unless you've been there. This is, of course, only the peak of Dantes Peak.


Yes, I have been there a few times. And I hiked down quite a bit after passing the Dante's Peak...
The people over there were screaming...

Kee



Sep 27, 2013 at 02:24 PM
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Including people in landscape photographs can change the effect of the photograph in profound ways. I sometimes use the following photograph as a way of making sense of this.






("Fisherman Above Winter Surf, Big Sur")

Take the tip of your finger, a pencil, or some other small object and use it to obscure the small figure on the rock at the lower left... and notice how the image is transformed. What continues to amaze me is how a very small figure, if placed in the right spot, can affect the way we perceive the image far beyond what we might expect based on the size of the figure. What might have been an image of "pure nature" acquires a human context and that can change everything.

This is neither good nor bad - it is just another element to work with as we express our vision of the landscape and our orientation to it.

One more example:







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Sep 27, 2013 at 03:24 PM
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chez wrote:
I like to include people into landscape shots to show scale or to add to the mood of the image.


Hello Chez,

Thanks for the comments.
I have encountered many interesting shots with people added, yes, indeed.
Kee



Sep 27, 2013 at 06:45 PM
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Dan's images here really exemplify the effect he describes. Still, you have to decide if you want figures in your images. I rarely do, but often enjoy seeing others doing so.


Sep 27, 2013 at 09:23 PM
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Only if it adds to the feel of the image, such as scale or drama.

Dejan



Sep 27, 2013 at 11:41 PM
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gdanmitchell wrote:
Including people in landscape photographs can change the effect of the photograph in profound ways. I sometimes use the following photograph as a way of making sense of this.

http://gdanmitchell.com/gallery/d/545-5/BigSurFisherman2BW20080209.jpg
("Fisherman Above Winter Surf, Big Sur")

Take the tip of your finger, a pencil, or some other small object and use it to obscure the small figure on the rock at the lower left... and notice how the image is transformed. What continues to amaze me is how a very small figure, if placed in the right spot, can affect the way we perceive the image far beyond what we might expect based
...Show more

Your additions of the people have some wonderful impact in those shots. Yes, as you suggested obscuring the figures using fingers would instantly take lots of things away, making the shots rather bland.

Thanks for sharing your wonderful shots.



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GDan.....WOW


Sep 28, 2013 at 12:24 AM
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DejanS wrote:
Only if it adds to the feel of the image, such as scale or drama.

Dejan


Agreed!



Sep 28, 2013 at 12:45 AM
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At Yellowstone.







Sep 28, 2013 at 01:28 AM
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I can add 2 images with people.

First from Maroon Bells September 26, 2006.

Second from our recent Iceland trip back in June / July.

** OK I edited to add the Iceland image just before the person walked into the scene. Which one is stronger?


















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Man and his dog count?








Sep 28, 2013 at 05:15 AM
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Scott Kroeker wrote:
Man and his dog count?

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7266/7556614868_ee74ee20de_b.jpg



uh Scott, you being called "home" or something X-files stuff man.



Jason



Sep 28, 2013 at 05:42 AM
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I normally try to avoid both people and evidence of people in landscape shots if I can.

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Sep 28, 2013 at 10:57 AM
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There are interesting boundaries to think about with people in landscape photographs. Is the photograph a landscape that happens to include human figures - in other words, is the landscape the primary subject and the person(s) there to evoke thoughts of the relationship of people to that landscape? Of is the photograph mainly a photograph of the person(s) with the landscape there merely as a backdrop?

Dan



Sep 28, 2013 at 02:56 PM
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People in a landscape should be like salt or pepper on a meal. They should simply enhance a bit, not dominate.

The shot with the handstand, or cartwheel for example, I really can't classify it in my mind as either a landscape or a people shot. It's just a picture of people walking on a beach. It's definitely not a landscape, your eyes don't know where to look. It may be a nice memory for them, but I think where people go astray is in convincing themselves that a picture of their friends, or a dog, improves the image. Usually it doesn't. It's typically more a step backwards to a "Kodak moment."

The people are way too dominant for a landscape, the mans leg is blurry, and the landscape doesn't have the "care" put into it that a nicely crafted landscape would have. Also, up close, kids are cute but adults usually aren't. Time of day, the sky, exposure, and general composition.

Of course it's all just my opinion at first impression. I don't know anything, I'll never put a person or a footprint in any of my landscape shots, it's just not my style.



Sep 28, 2013 at 03:38 PM
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Very nice shots, Dan. The people add a lot, especially the fisherman who looks like he is bracing against the waves.
---John



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