Darcy Quimby  

It Does by Darcy Quimby

April 2021 - It Does

April 2021 - Darcy Quimby


About the Image(s)

Camera Eos 80D ISO 200 f7.1 1/250 28mm.
This picture was taken in the middle of March in our local mountains above Palm Springs. I tried to show the different layers of the picture. My main attention was trying to capture the storm cloud moving from right to left in the picture. I also decided to balance the picture with the little snowman.
Post processing I duplicated the layer and used screen with an opacity of 70 then merged the two layers.

4 comments posted

Michael Nath   Michael Nath
Well done Darcy. There is detail and texture in the snow, the clouds, and the mountains.   Posted: 04/11/2021 11:46:24

Mark Bargen   Mark Bargen
Boy, storms are hard to depict, huh? I think you done good! The snowman is a good touch; to me it suggests that the story is the snowman watching the storm coming in, or looking down into the valley.

I find that the messy snow in the foreground is a significant distraction, and even makes it difficult to grasp the snowman. I don't think the broad band is contributing, and would suggest cropping it. I think you could also lighten up the sky a bit, maybe with a couple of radials and/or adjustment brushes. Wouldn't hurt to make the trees a bit greener and less dark.

Hope you don't mind my fiddling with it. You'll see that I really enjoy post-processing, and I know not everyone does. Take my thoughts only as "this is a possibility if you like it" ...   Posted: 04/13/2021 11:45:06
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Jeff Coyle   Jeff Coyle
The top 2/3s looks great, the bottom 1/3, not so much. It's pretty distracting and not aesthetically pleasing. I think Mark is on the right track with his cropping.   Posted: 04/19/2021 10:05:31

Ed O’Rourke   Ed O’Rourke
I appreciate what you are trying to do, and having tried that a few times myself I know it is not that easy. I think the upper half with the clouds comes off OK but I'm having difficulty seeing what the bottom portion adds. I do think the cropping done by Mark does help as it brings more attention to the clouds. It's just me, but I like the lighting and contrast in the clouds more in your original.   Posted: 04/20/2021 12:30:58


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