Arne Skinlo  

Resting Cows by Arne Skinlo

July 2024 - Resting Cows

July 2024 - Arne Skinlo


About the Image(s)

The image was captured earlier this summer in my favourite valley, VĂ¥tedalen, not far from where I used to live. It is inspired by the Norwegian landscape painter J.C. Dahl. I tried to create a national romantic look. like in old paintings. The post processing is done both in Lightroom and Photoshop. The colour corrections and dodge and burn are done in Photoshop while the global correction are done in Lightroom.

Camera: GFX 100S with Canon 70-300 mm lens at 70 mm
Settings: ISO: 100, 1/15 sec, f/16

3 comments posted

Larry Treadwell   Larry Treadwell
I think the added touch of warmth makes this stand out. It was a nice editing touch. Did you create this by changing white balance or just by adding color? This has a feeling of vastness and at the same time being desolate. I really like the line of the river and how it is picked up by the valley between to two mountains. even though the scene is a bit warm,the river creates a touch of coolness, almost like a breeze wafting through the valley.

Since the cows are trying very hard to hide I feel this is mis titles. I'd prefer "A River Runs Through It."   Posted: 07/09/2024 13:27:36

Arne Skinlo   Arne Skinlo
Thank you for your comment, Larry. I have not used the white balance. The warm tone is added selectively, omitting the river and partly the sky.   Posted: 07/09/2024 15:24:15

Michael Jack   Michael Jack
What a great place to live. I think you converted a landscape scene into a piece of art by your color management. The haze on the far mountain gives the image a greater sense of depth. Like Larry, I have to search for the cows so a different title seems more appropriate. For me, it helps that the stream is flowing into the image rather than out of it to better lead my eye through the image.   Posted: 07/09/2024 17:46:00


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