View Full Version : Early Winter.

07-23-2013, 07:07 PM
Snow squall on the Icefield highway between Banff and Jasper, Canada in late September.

1/160, f16, iso400, 28mm (Nikon 18-105 lens), D7000, Handheld.

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James Fuller
07-23-2013, 08:27 PM
Dan this is another great setting! The orange leaves and fading line of green trees are pleasing foreground and middle elements. To me, I get the sense of getting colder as I work my way from the orange/yellowish foreground to the cold white chilly mountains.

I know it was an overcast image but thought it might benefit from a little brightening, so I took it into PS and did a slight levels and curves adjustment. WDYT?

07-23-2013, 08:47 PM
James, thanks.
Interesting crop Option, I will look at.
I actually did a brighter version like yours and almost went with it.
I probably should have.

Don Railton
07-23-2013, 11:39 PM
Hi Dan

Agree with this being a great setting...! I like the layers of colour you have here and it does make me feel cold... I prefer the width of the OP but would consider cropping from the bottom to reduce the amount of orange foliage. I my mind this balances the colours better. I do prefer James's sky however.. Is the orange tinge in the centre tree tops real or a processing hickup??


James Fuller
07-24-2013, 04:14 PM
I didn't crop the image. It is just sitting further left than the original because it is inserted into the post instead of being attached.

Andrew McLachlan
07-25-2013, 04:50 PM
Hi Dan, another lovely setting you have captured here. I am okay with the foliage in the foreground. Have you thought of running Nik's Detail Extractor on the clouds and mountain peaks...I think it may give it a nice finishing touch if applied with a light hand.

Morkel Erasmus
07-26-2013, 03:15 AM
A very nice moody scene, with the light hitting the RHS peak helping a lot.
I agree it needs to be lighter, especially the trees and midground. Repost looks good.
I would still do some adjustments to the peaks - as Andrew suggested.

Rachel Hollander
07-27-2013, 09:53 AM
Hi Dan - nice scene and I like the comp. The rp takes it up a notch as I am sure the other suggestions above will do.