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Posted by Mary Brun on Tue Mar 09, 2021 4:53 pm

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Who knows when I will be able to return to my lovely woods...

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by E.J. Peiker on Tue Mar 09, 2021 10:55 pm
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Love this. I am wondering if a 4x5 presentation taking some of the negative space off of the left would make it even better.
 

by ADKShooter on Wed Mar 10, 2021 9:13 am
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E.J. Peiker wrote:
Love this. I am wondering if a 4x5 presentation taking some of the negative space off of the left would make it even better.


+1.  A beautiful waterfall that you caught at a great exposure.  Although I too would probably take a bit off from the left, the negative space does add a bit of mystery to the image.  In either case a magical looking place.
 

by david fletcher on Wed Mar 10, 2021 1:33 pm
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Wonderful image Mary. Love that you retained the mood. Well worth the large view. Much to enjoy
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by Mary Brun on Wed Mar 10, 2021 2:21 pm
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Thanks so much E.J., ADKShoteer and David,
I actually wanted to create an image inspired by low key shots of the forests
where blacks and dark parts prevail to emphasize that atmosphere of mystery and little light of the forests themselves,
but maybe I did not do it right, :)  I like them a lot of those pictures and would like to experiment.
I attach here the same image normally developed.

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by Cynthia Crawford on Wed Mar 10, 2021 5:44 pm
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Hi Mary

I can see why you like the "mysterious" look- the second view is not as exciting. But in the first view I think just a little bit off the left would still work, because there is some solid black there that perhaps unbalances the picture. And I mean just a little bit off the left, for my taste. It's a beautiful scene and beautifully presented, no matter what. I am sorry you miss your lovely woods. I hope you can get back there soon!
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by Eia on Wed Mar 10, 2021 8:55 pm
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Mary Brun wrote:
Thanks so much E.J., ADKShoteer and David,
I actually wanted to create an image inspired by low key shots of the forests
where blacks and dark parts prevail to emphasize that atmosphere of mystery and little light of the forests themselves,
but maybe I did not do it right, :)  I like them a lot of those pictures and would like to experiment.
I attach here the same image normally developed.

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by Eia on Wed Mar 10, 2021 8:56 pm
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What a huge difference! This is beautiful
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by Mary Brun on Thu Mar 11, 2021 2:04 pm
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Thank you so much Cynthia and AnnaMaria  :)
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by Carol Clarke on Thu Mar 11, 2021 4:40 pm
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I love your original image, just as you presented it with the dark, mysterious, magical mood, Mary. You have captured perfectly that wonderful atmosphere of the dark woods as they live and breathe....... highlighted only by the minimal light filtering down onto the waterfall and the green foliage. Wonderful image! Bravo!

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by Ron Day on Fri Mar 12, 2021 5:06 pm
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Carol Clarke wrote:
I love your original image, just as you presented it with the dark, mysterious, magical mood, Mary.  You have captured perfectly that wonderful atmosphere of the dark woods as they live and breathe....... highlighted only by the minimal light filtering down onto the waterfall and the green foliage.  Wonderful image!  Bravo!

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I'm with Carol on this one – I love the dark aspects of the original. Great work, Mary!
 

by E.J. Peiker on Sat Mar 13, 2021 8:19 am
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For me it wan't the dark, and I never suggested that the shadows be opened up, it was the amount of the dark. By keeping the dark image and cropping just a bit off the left you keep the same mood but improve the composition. In the end, the only thing that matters is how Mary likes the image based on her experience, the rest of us weren't there so we can only offer our opinion based on what we see on the computer screen
 

by Mary Brun on Sat Mar 13, 2021 9:04 am
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Thanks Carol, thanks Ron.
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by Mary Brun on Sat Mar 13, 2021 9:04 am
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E.J. Peiker wrote:
For me it wan't the dark, and I never suggested that the shadows be opened up, it was the amount of the dark.  By keeping the dark image and cropping just a bit off the left you keep the same mood but improve the composition.  In the end, the only thing that matters is how Mary likes the image based on her experience, the rest of us weren't there so we can only offer our opinion based on what we see on the computer screen


Thanks E.J. for your explanation, sorry, I just didn't understand your precedent suggestion.
Sometimes I have problems with the English language.  :oops:
Now I understand what you mean and I really thank you for the advice which is always very welcome. 
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by John Labrenz on Sat Mar 13, 2021 8:13 pm
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Such a pretty place and a wonderful image!
I agree with taking a little crop off the left side....but leaving the exposure as is!
 

by Mary Brun on Sun Mar 14, 2021 8:47 am
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Thank you so much John.
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by Peter McCabe on Fri Mar 19, 2021 7:48 am
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This is a very fine image. I love the lighter green colour and how it helps lift the scene. Perhaps a small crop on the left would help the comp slightly.
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by Mary Brun on Fri Apr 02, 2021 1:09 pm
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Peter McCabe wrote:
This is a very fine image. I love the lighter green colour and how it helps lift the scene. Perhaps a small crop on the left would help the comp slightly.


Thank you so much Peter.
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