Donald Darling Jr  


DISAPPOINTMENT VIEW by Donald Darling Jr

July 2024 - DISAPPOINTMENT VIEW

About the Image(s)

Taken in New Mexico a while back. I call it disappointment because it never occurred to me at the time that I could have added and element of interest by including a silhouette of myself in this image. Camera on a tripod with the delay timer set long enough for me to get into the shadow area. Thought about that last week which was a few years after the original capture...

I used Elements 2023 to do the post processing but cropping up a little and using the Shadows/Highlights tool to bring up the shadows. I was enamored by the light, especially the warm tones in the scene. Too bad I didn't think more about adding interest to the scene at the time...


9 comments posted




Jamie Federick   Jamie Federick
Lovely image but I did take it into Lightroom and did a DeNoise program on it and it really helped. I could not upload my results though. I also tried to tone the gold down a bit. Lovely view!   Posted: 07/04/2024 13:43:25
Donald Darling Jr
Jamie, thank you! I tried the denoise filter in Elements and did see some positive effect. I suspect Lighroom's filter is better. I appreciate the feedback!   Posted: 07/06/2024 08:38:56
Donald Darling Jr
Jamie, thank you! I tried the denoise filter in Elements and did see some positive effect. I suspect Lighroom's filter is better. I appreciate the feedback!   Posted: 07/06/2024 08:38:56



Stewart Savage   Stewart Savage
The only thing that is "disappointing" about this image is that you got it before I did. Well done.   Posted: 07/05/2024 13:03:26
Donald Darling Jr
Stewart, thank you! I appreciate your feedback!

Don   Posted: 07/06/2024 08:40:10



Lloyd Delaney   Lloyd Delaney
The composition is great. The sky seems too blue and the land too warm. I'm not so sure about including your silhouette. Maybe try th idea with another image and see if it works.   Posted: 07/05/2024 15:12:16
Donald Darling Jr
Lloyd, thank you! I didn't mention in my description that I did boost the saturation (I almost always do) and the sky could be "overdone".. You are probably right about not getting myself into the scene somehow. It occurs to me that my silhouette would be a bit too big in the mid-frame. Just as well for it to be as is!!   Posted: 07/06/2024 08:44:29



Tom Buckard   Tom Buckard
Certainly NO disappointment Donald. Great tonality. I am also in a landscape group and if I have learned nothing else, I have learned that you do not need a focal point in the image because the whole image is the subject. Excellent composition and all the technical aspects to me are outstanding.   Posted: 07/07/2024 07:06:50
Donald Darling Jr
Tom, thank you so much! I appreciate your referencing focal point and not trying to direct the eye to one place in the frame in a scenic image.   Posted: 07/07/2024 13:39:36



 

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