Albert Zabin  

land of the Trolls, Norway by Albert Zabin

May 2020 - land of the Trolls, Norway

About the Image(s)

D800, Nikon 24-120 at 24 mm, f4, 1/400. Post precessing in On1 2020, contrast increased by sharpening large and medium size objects and increasing red and green saturation nightly. cropped some sky and foreground. debating whether to crop more foreground.

7 comments posted

Larry Treadwell   Larry Treadwell
(Groups 36 & 67)
I really like the composition and the way the valley leads off into forever. Nice composition.

You indicate that you increased the contrast and for me this creates a bit of an artificial look. It that the look you were going for? Not having been to Norway I don't know what it really looks like, but this just as an over done feel for me.   Posted: 05/08/2020 16:42:22

Jose Cartas   Jose Cartas
I'm fine with the composition, so I wouldn't crop from the bottom. Actually, you got more or less the same space from the top to the mountain as from the bottom to the pools, which is good. A lot of interesting shapes that complement each other. My only comment is that the final image looks over-processed. Maybe too much sharpening, which is noticeable in the halo along the mountains. It's just a matter of reducing it a little.   Posted: 05/09/2020 18:49:59

Bob Benson   Bob Benson
I would not crop the bottom; I like the composition. I also like the dark moodiness of the landscape. I would like to see the original, as it appears the contrast may be too high, causing the dark shadows to block up.   Posted: 05/10/2020 14:12:27

Albert Zabin   Albert Zabin
Thanks everyone. I agree that it is overdone and the halo is really bad. On my computer the shadows do not appear blocked. I will calibrate the display. The picture in raw is deadly flat.   Posted: 05/10/2020 17:01:01

Belinda Hudnall Keller   Belinda Hudnall Keller
Very impressive landscape. I like the massive icy, frozen area with only a tiny green area along the slope. The treatment of the sky is very nice. I see halo effect along the mountain edges so backing off sharpening might get rid of it. Very nicely composed.   Posted: 05/12/2020 09:29:48

Mervyn Hurwitz   Mervyn Hurwitz
This image works really well for me. I can appreciate the color palette that you have presented here emphasizing all the blue tones. It provides a cool, peaceful look to the scene. I think the composition is good as it is. I would not crop anything.   Posted: 05/12/2020 12:16:09

Tony Au Yeong   Tony Au Yeong
I think the composition is very nice. The shape and lines formed by the mountains and lakes are attractive. I can appreciate the texture of the rocks in the foreground and no need for further cropping. I agree that the sharpening and contrast can be reduced.   Posted: 05/13/2020 10:30:00


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