Ed Ford  


Rio Grande Panorama by Ed Ford

July 2021 - Rio Grande Panorama

July 2021 - Ed Ford

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About the Image(s)

his is a 5 shot panorama stitched together in Lightroom. I took these images of the Rio Grande River in New Mexico. I liked the sky and the way it added to the landscape below with the river gorge leading off into the distance. Conversion to monochrome was pretty straight forward.

I will be interested in your comments. Thank you.


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13 comments posted




Bev Caine   Bev Caine
(Groups 48 & 80)
Love your finish. So much more apropos to the age of the car   Posted: 07/07/2021 09:00:14



Albert Zabin   Albert Zabin
This is really nicely done. I do like the sky. I think thje foreground is a bit dark and flacct. It needs to have the whites brightenm I think. Also the horizon is too centered for my taste. This needs a lttile nore work and will be a spectacular landscape   Posted: 07/12/2021 19:43:56
Ed Ford   Ed Ford
Hi Albert. Please see my variation submitted to Adrian. It addresses most of your comments. Thank you for the suggestions.   Posted: 07/18/2021 22:08:09



Kirsti Näntö-Salonen   Kirsti Näntö-Salonen
An impressive scenery just calling for the panorama format! About the horizon: what about counting on symmetry and placing the horizon clearly in the center by cropping just a bit of the magnificent clouds out? Then you would have both the horizon and the silvery river centered. I think that could make a quite balanced composition?   Posted: 07/15/2021 04:00:16
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Ed Ford   Ed Ford
Hi Kristi. Thanks for your work in the image. You have a point about the sky. I did rework the image and submitted it in my response to Adrian. I think yours works as well as my own revision.

Thanks again.   Posted: 07/18/2021 22:12:37



Colin Bradshaw   Colin Bradshaw
Hi I agree with Albert a lighter foreground showing more detail would add to the shot, a very dramatic sky however the light area at the top centre draws my eye A touch of darkening here would help.   Posted: 07/15/2021 04:19:26
Ed Ford   Ed Ford
Hi Colin. Please see my variation submitted to Adrian. It addresses most of your comments. Thank you for the suggestions.   Posted: 07/18/2021 22:08:52



Adrian Binney   Adrian Binney
Ed, your sky is fabulous and the landscape simple with just the centrally positioned river. As presented, the landscape is dark, such that opens attention is principally on the sky.

A lighter landscape would I think give the viewer more to enjoy. If you do this, I think you should look again at the width of your border; at the moment, I think it detracts a tad. Thank you for posting Ed.

  Posted: 07/18/2021 11:52:02
Ed Ford   Ed Ford
Thank you all for your comments. In light of all of the comments I made some adjustments and would be interested in comments.   Posted: 07/18/2021 22:06:42
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Adrian Binney   Adrian Binney
I do think that improves it Ed. The lighter areas by the river are now clearer, making the image to be more than just the fab sky.   Posted: 07/19/2021 15:35:03



Jen Carrick   Jen Carrick
The clouds are wonderful, Ed. I would like to see more detail in the rocks so I can really appreciate the terrain. I really like the panorama format as this really brings out the geographic impact of the canyon on the land.   Posted: 07/18/2021 14:45:33
Ed Ford   Ed Ford
Hi Jen. Please see my variation submitted to Adrian. It addresses most of your comments. Thank you for the suggestions.   Posted: 07/18/2021 22:09:14



Adrian Binney   Adrian Binney
Ed, your sky is fabulous and the landscape simple with just the centrally positioned river. As presented, the landscape is dark, such that opens attention is principally on the sky.

A lighter landscape would I think give the viewer more to enjoy. If you do this, I think you should look again at the width of your border; at the moment, I think it detracts a tad. Thank you for posting Ed.

  Posted: 07/19/2021 15:38:37