Richard White  

View of Utah mountains by Richard White

November 2020 - View of Utah mountains

About the Image(s)

View off of Interstate 15 in Utah.

Equipment: Camera: Canon Camera 5D Mark III
Lens Canon 24-105mm, IS USM with a polarizer.
Tripod: Gitzo GT3542LS
Head: Acratec
Settings: F16, ISO 200
Exposure -0.67

Deion: View of Utah mountains off of Interstate 15

On our way to Yellowstone National Park in February 2014 we stopped to take this picture of the snow, field, fences and the mountains off of Interstate 15 in Utah. I liked the way the snow leads the viewers eye toward the mountains in the background which were illuminated with sunlight. The fence in the foreground leads to the open snow covered field and the mountains in the

7 comments posted

Michael Jack   Michael Jack
I really like the composition - the diagonal line of the mountains, the s-curve of the snow path and fence line leadingh toward the mountains, complementary clouds, the fence in the foreground to give a sense of place but not so strong as to stop the eye from going into the image. The exposure looks right to me to bring out the whiteness of the snow. Great DOF. If it were my image I might consider bringing up the shadows and contrast in the tree line and mountains, but not by much. Overall well seen and executed.
  Posted: 11/01/2020 17:58:19
Richard White   Richard White
Thanks, Michael.   Posted: 11/02/2020 18:17:49

Larry Treadwell   Larry Treadwell

I find the bleak feeling of the hard winter quite enchanting and the sunbeam lighting the tips of the mountain add a special glow to the image.

I think most of the composition works quite well but for me the is just too much white at the bottom that draws the eye away from the mountains. Perhaps using a crop similar to my attached edit will both reduce the amount of snow at the bottom and create a soft "s" curve in the snow that will lead the eye into the frame without reducing the feel of winter.   Posted: 11/05/2020 13:59:45
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Richard White   Richard White
Larry, good recommedation.   Posted: 11/07/2020 18:02:04

Arne Skinlo   Arne Skinlo
A quiet scene with a nice colour contrast between cold blue and warm yellow. The snow makes some kin of a S-kurve into the mountains. I agree with Larry in cropping the foreground as it takes too much attention. I will also suggest to dodge the white in the mountain to make it pop more.   Posted: 11/10/2020 15:14:23

Bill Peake   Bill Peake
I really nice winter scene. I love the mountains and the clouds. I do agree that the snow does draw your eye from the mountain. The crop Larry has does not really solve that problem. I do like Arne's suggestion about dodging the mountain snow. You could burn the foreground snow a bit as well. You might want to try a luminosity mask for both operations, or you could do them manually. If it were my image, I would also bump up the contrast on the clouds to add a bit more drama to the sky, but that is my personally preference, the sky is already pretty dramatic as it is.   Posted: 11/13/2020 00:24:48

Debbie DeLong   Debbie DeLong
Very nice image, great detail overall. The dramatic sky adds to the feel of a cold winter day.   Posted: 11/17/2020 11:54:43


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