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Slow shutter. I used between 6 to 10 sec in very low light. Did not use a ND Filter. How to further improve upon this composition.

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  1. Matthew Saville

    I really like this overall concept, lovely framing and tonal processing! It’s clear that you’ve got a solid understanding of both technical and creative aspects of fine art photography…

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    Matthew Saville

    One minor critique that hits me is this: In a natural scene, the sky should almost always be just a bit brighter than the foreground. Or, alternately, the near foreground should graduate to just a bit darker than the mid-ground, in an effort to draw the viewer’s eye into the frame a lot more. This photo, with more near-white tones among the rocks than in the upper portions of the sky, almost seems like an upside-down optical illusion, if you stare at it for long and yet your mind just soak it in. This could be a desirable, “Inception” type effect, or it could be seen as a negative. It’s your creative decision! Personally, I’d slide a subtle grad filter upward from just below this horizontal line, to just above this horizontal line, or to around the horizon line.

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    Matthew Saville

    Also, the rocks going off this right edge, but having nothing breaking the left edge, creates just a faint bit of imbalance too. I would either frame the shot so that there is a bit of rock touching both edges, or no rocks touching either edge. Both might work better visually than this, or one more than the other. The important thing is of course to experiment and see what works best!

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