Alec Chester  

Ennis, Montana by Alec Chester

November 2021 - Ennis, Montana

About the Image(s)

Here’s a photo from Ennis Montana on a beautiful fall day. (Ennis isn’t too far from west Yellowstone.) I took it with a Canon Powershot G3X at 1/800. f/5.0, ISO 125 at the EFL of 125 mm. I then enhanced it with minor corrections in Lightroom.

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7 comments posted

Matt Moses   Matt Moses
I'm kind of mixed on this one. I'm either looking for a wider view that includes the mountains or a tighter view that focuses more on the horse in the field. Right now I'm not sure which is better and which makes the photo better. The processing is clean, photo seems well lit and focused.

What did you want us to see in this photo Alec?   Posted: 11/12/2021 08:41:06
Alec Chester   Alec Chester
Good point Matt. I was just all about capturing a beautiful scene but didn't zoom in on a particular subject.   Posted: 11/15/2021 13:40:44

Gail McTaggart   Gail McTaggart
A lovely landscape.The trees in the foreground with the mountains behind provide some nice depth to this image. However, it doesn't quite pop. I took a bit of artistic licence and cropped a bit of the foreground and added a gaussian blur @70% opacity, which I think helps ( you may not Alec!). I feel for the horse, not his best view, he looks like he has a sway back.   Posted: 11/14/2021 20:34:12
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Alec Chester   Alec Chester
I like it! It did need some pop. You're right about the horse looking like it has a sway back! Straightening him out with PS would be a tough job.   Posted: 11/15/2021 13:45:04

Ron Clegg   Ron Clegg
an interesting image. The hills and mountains actually replace the sky. The trees break it all up nicely. The horse looks a little strange.   Posted: 11/20/2021 17:08:42

Pauline Jaffe   Pauline Jaffe
This is a lovely landscape image with the snowcapped mountains, river, and beautifully framed green trees with the horse in the pen within the frame.
The colors are bright and the image is framed nicely.

I like what Gail did with your image in PhotoShop to enhance it, because, as with Matt, I too was having difficulty with either the image needing to be cropped in on the horse, or made wider for the landscape.   Posted: 11/21/2021 19:51:29

Marianne Shine   Marianne Shine
My eyes go to the horse and his unique sway back, with the background secondary. Cropping out the third tree on the left would put more focus on the horse and I like seeing him as he really is. If you decided to emphasize the background, the pop with Gail's adjustments is a great choice. Nice, clear capture of a fall day at that location, with potential to make it even better.   Posted: 11/26/2021 15:13:03