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7 thoughts on “Mountain beauty 3

  1. laurie27wsmith

    Great composition Nia. The ISO could have been dropped to 100. At 400 it washes things out. So I just put the pic in photoscape and played a little with the contrast. It darkened the hills a little and gave the snow a richer depth. Of course that huge, buffalo stampede of a cloud is the star in this pic. As I said great composition and don’t be afraid to lay with the brightness and contrast.
    Cheers
    Laurie.

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    1. Nia Simone and Ántonia Moran Post author

      I did knock the brightness down a bit but perhaps not enough. I have discovered the auto ISO is the one thing that is not quite right with my camera so I need to be careful with that. I was a little frustrated with this photo because of the contrast issues. I took it for Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness series and was excited about the cloud. (Thanks regarding the composition. I took three shots, finally getting the cloud over to the side for the rule of thirds, and that’s the best one.) Anyway, it didn’t work in B&W because the hills became a mass of black. The cloud was gorgeous but the mass of black detracted too much so I went with a different photo for the series. I noticed it’s really hard to take good pictures across a huge expanse of lake, too. I had on the big telephoto. I found taking a picture through some trees, with the trees blurred in the foreground, worked best. That’s the one I submitted to Leanne’s series. 🙂 Thanks, Laurie!

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      1. laurie27wsmith

        If it’s a bright sunny day 100 ISO is good. If the area where the subject is looks dark then up the ISO. I don’t use auto iso at all, it’s too pernickety. I’ve sent you a B&W of your pic via FB. It’s one huge learning curve Nia but I love it.
        Cheers
        Laurie.

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