John Hackett  

Castlerigg by John Hackett

May 2022 - Castlerigg

May 2022 - John Hackett


About the Image(s)

Part of a circle of stones in the English Lake District. I decided to convert to mono as I felt it added a bit of drama to the scene.

3 comments posted

Stan Bormann   Stan Bormann
The mono version probably adds drama as you intended, but I think the resulting image is too much center tone dominated to work well. I know I am a contrasty person with my monochromes, but I think this one could use more. The intersect of the stone on the left with the top of the hills would probably be less of a concern with significantly different colors of the hills and the stone. I would be curious to see the color version.   Posted: 05/06/2022 19:52:03

Barbara Asacker   Barbara Asacker
Hi John,
Nice landscape composition. Good DOF. Sharp details. Great lines and texture throughout. Black and white worked well. I agree with Stan in that it needs more contrast, and the left stone shouldn't intersect with the top of the hills. So I tried a few edits. I cloned the area behind the rock and added a little height to the hill behind. Then I added more contrast applying a Tonal Contrast filter from the Nik Collection.   Posted: 05/10/2022 11:13:46
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Norm Solomon   Norm Solomon
Hi John,

Very good composition and the image is sharp. Per Barbara and Stan's comments additional contrast would help. I really like what Barbara has done with the really `pops'.
norm   Posted: 05/10/2022 12:25:50


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