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Dvir Barkay
03-19-2014, 02:05 PM
Devil's Golf Course during dusk. The light was slowly fading with the crags in the ground slowly becoming shadows. Mere moments after this the light was completely gone. But I liked how it painted the otherwise bare rocks.

Sony A100, Sony 16-50/2.8, F/13, 1/15s a panorama of three images (handheld)

Don Railton
03-20-2014, 11:31 PM
Hi Dvir

Interesting foreground (I thought it was mud..), nice sky, composition OK by me, so not sure what else you could have done in camera.. In processing, I would have made the hillside a little lighter to add a bit more detail, however I think you might have already done a bit of that already..


Don Nelson
03-20-2014, 11:43 PM
Don - you are looking at the top of 3500 vertical feet of salt - its in death valley. the few rains there in the winters evaporate off the salt to form small pillars. A few brave souls will often try to walk away from the dirt road but its not pleasant.
Dvir - if it were mine, I'd lose some but not all, of the heavy blue cast in the background mountains and foreground.
It will open up the mountains a bit,
Perhaps something like this.

Dvir Barkay
03-21-2014, 01:19 AM
I like that Don, I actually ventured out and got scratched quite a bit. Did you add some saturation as there now seems to be a lot of red?

Don Railton
03-21-2014, 04:47 AM
I prefer the repost too, but would back off the red top of distant mountain. Thanks for the clarification Don..

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Dave Mills
03-21-2014, 10:04 AM
The repost looks good Don, I like the bit of red in the mountains. Warming the foreground gave it some life.

Andrew McLachlan
03-24-2014, 07:07 PM
Hi Dvir, i like this comp quite abit and Don's repost gives it the boost needed. I like the careful consideration given to the arrangement of the terrain in the foreground. Nice work!

Morkel Erasmus
03-25-2014, 10:32 AM
Nice perspective and looks quite desolate, is the golf course then off to the RHS??
I like Don's repost, but would perhaps go midway between the two in terms of the colour shift.

Dvir Barkay
03-27-2014, 12:18 AM
Thanks for all the replies here is my new version

And Morkel it is right of the road that goes down to Badwater on the right hand side. I did walk about into it to get that kind of perspective, I also lifted and tilted the camera to get the right perspective to make it seem endless.

Rodney Flowers
03-28-2014, 09:57 PM
I believe your repost is an improvement making it a nice image.

04-03-2014, 09:06 PM
I prefer the repost as well. Angle really does give it an endless feeling. Well done.