Rock Creek Park

Discussion in 'Nature' started by olli, Feb 16, 2013.

  1. olli

    olli TalkEmount Veteran

    Aug 16, 2011
    Washington DC
  2. teefin1

    teefin1 TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Sep 7, 2012
    Cool. Id like to run wherever that is, beats my treadmill! Love no.4 especially.
  3. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Love the splashes of color among the gray.
  4. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012

    #4 is my fav and love the composition on #5 :thumbup:

    Regarding #5, I would "enhance" the colour of the orange leafs on the tree, since I guess that's where your focus point is. Like how it is now, the eye of the viewer gets carried away from the focus point since the colour is very similar to the leafs on the ground, and the focus point somehow gets lost in the background...

    I'm a noob when it comes to PP but that's just my 0,02c
    Again, nice shots ;)
  5. olli

    olli TalkEmount Veteran

    Aug 16, 2011
    Washington DC
    Thanks everyone. Nick, I take your point but I already boosted the leaves on the tree quite a lot. In reality they are a very drab yellow-grey. I tried a version with a much stronger look to the leaves on the tree and the leaves on the ground toned down but in the end I preferred this version, but that's just me.
  6. nianys

    nianys TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 23, 2012
    #1 is very, very good, the forest is really majestic and the subjects in perfect perspective.
    #4 is interesting too, I would push contrast a bit to get more dramatic, but the sinuous way of the water is appealing.
    The others don't work for me, 2 is busy without any real subject, 3 is centered (which I really struggle with) and 5 is flat.
    I keep going back to #1, very compelling !
  7. olli

    olli TalkEmount Veteran

    Aug 16, 2011
    Washington DC
    Thanks for your comments. I take your point on #2. There were a lot of these dramatically bent and twisted trees but, as you say, it is difficult to isolate them among the general forest clutter. #4 I'm not a big fan of too much contrast, but again I can see where you are coming from. #3 sorry to make you struggle, but the central placing is deliberate.
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