Priscilla Farrell  

Before the Sunrise by Priscilla Farrell

May 2020 - Before the Sunrise

About the Image(s)

This photograph was taken in 2018 while on a vacation in Italy along the Almafi Coast. It was taken early morning before the sunrise. I like the photograph and entered it in several competitions with poor results. I am looking for some opinions. Perhaps the main tree is too centered? I particularly liked that type of tree which we saw quite a few of.

Camera Information: Canon Power Shot P&S f6.3 @ 1/500 sec. ISO 400

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6 comments posted

David Garrison
Maybe the judges thought the dark areas should be opened up a bit. Its true to area to the right of the trees doesn't add much, especially the bush. I like the back light of the trees which to me is the nicest part of this photo.   Posted: 05/15/2020 14:29:10

Debbie Perez   Debbie Perez
I like the photograph and think it has a lot of potential. I think you use Elements and I don't know too much about it. I think Luminar might have some presets that could pop the orange glow in the mountain area. I would push down my highlights and bring up the shadows in the sky and add a grad filter to it. Use temp and tint to add more color to the background. If you can mask out your background, use an adjustment layer to bring out the color and contrast of your foreground. There is detail there and right now it is hard to see it. You need to balance the a richer background to a brighter foreground but it is doable. If you are using DXO Photolab 2, you can probably get the same sort of effects with the U points.   Posted: 05/18/2020 14:06:06

Shaikh Amin   Shaikh Amin
Priscilla-It's a good dramatic shot with the trees in silhouette effect. The only thing I am missing a touch of glow light of morning Sunrise over the mountain and the sky. You do see a very thin light over the mountain but no color. Glow is missing! You could improve this image in PS post-processing.
Shaikh Amin
  Posted: 05/25/2020 10:26:00

Jesse Lobel   Jesse Lobel
I see three images. Looks like you have to bring a friend in a red or yellow raincoat or umbrella. So, as to make a focal point.   Posted: 05/25/2020 13:56:39

Allen Calopisis
I look at this image and it seems to be flat. To my eye it needs something to make it pop and to attract my attention to an anchor point on it.   Posted: 05/25/2020 17:14:05

John Larson   John Larson
I think I have seen many images like this. I agree with Allen that it needs something to make it pop and make it different from all the others like it.   Posted: 05/26/2020 20:27:14