Theresa Rice  

Cliffside by Theresa Rice

December 2019 - Cliffside

About the Image(s)

In reviewing 2019 images, this one popped out as one that had never been processed simply because I didn't know how to remove the dozen or so power lines in Photoshop. It's also an image I've been trying to get for several years. It's the view heading home over the aptly named Cliffside and it always brings to mind the myths about Mount Olympus. (Ironically, these are the Olympics.)

Sony A7RIII at 144 mm, F-8, ISO 200, and shutter speed of 1/125.

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7 comments posted

Mike Patterson   Mike Patterson
I like the way you used the bridge to anchor the image. This give it a good focal point. I suggest trying a graduated filter for the top part of the image to lesson the brightness of the mountain. Better yet, try using an adjustment brush along that very white, nearly blown-out, section of the mountain in order to lower the exposure.   Posted: 12/08/2019 17:26:04

John Zhu   John Zhu
It is a great location for powerful shot. I use PS clone stamp tool to remove lines. It's just detailed work and patience. Feel like draw an art work.   Posted: 12/09/2019 18:00:21

Gordon Saperia   Gordon Saperia
Lovely image and agree with John and Mike. An alternate take on this image is that there are two stories: the lower and upper halves. Since I like landscape approaching abstract, I'd try cutting the image at the far water line and then look at only the top half. The horizontal layers are powerful.   Posted: 12/12/2019 05:46:57

Nancie Clark   Nancie Clark
At first looking at it, I feel like the mountains are floating in the clouds. I love the glow from the light. I like the bridge framed by the trees. I totally see what Gordon is saying. Cropping right above the bottom mountains leaves a strong bridge photo.

Also, to me, cropping everything left of the left tree makes it a bit stronger. The light of the far left mountain seems to drag my eye off the photo. Cropping off that part leaves a strongly framed bridge and highlighted mountains.

Glad you were able to capture this beautiful shot! It looks like a great area.   Posted: 12/12/2019 06:17:53

Trinda Love   Trinda Love
Beautiful spot to shoot from, and lovely light on the Olympics.I understand the three trees you have here and the beautiful mountain on the left side. I see why you would include them all. I would add a neutral density filter also to bring out the details on the clouds and mountains.
I am trying to imagine the suggested crops but really love this scene also as is. I'd love to know your location as I live here too!! Perhaps a very very subtle vignetting.   Posted: 12/30/2019 20:58:56
Theresa Rice   Theresa Rice
if you take the Kingston Ferry, hang right on Hansville Road at Alertson's, then left on the second Little Boston Road (it's a loop). When you come to the fork in the road, stay to the right and head up the hill. On the way down you'll see this view.   Posted: 12/31/2019 15:00:47
Trinda Love   Trinda Love
Thanks Theresa!! I'll have to look for a clear day, quite stormy today, stay safe up there.
I appreciate your directions   Posted: 12/31/2019 15:10:08