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Two winter landscapes of the Great Caucasus

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    Posted: 18 February 2018 at 19:47
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Edited by Sönke Henning - 18 February 2018 at 20:00
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Post Options Post Options   Quote MichelvA Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 February 2018 at 05:59
It looks very rough and cold there and well captured. The second shot looks more like an abstract, maybe the scene in #1 loosk better with a wider angle, not sure, TFS Sönke .
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I like it, the concept, going from the Majestic to the mundane in one swoop felt gave me a nice smile✌️😂

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Atom Ant Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 February 2018 at 04:54
Two lovely shots Sönke. A somewhat random observation but both would work well as oil paintings I think. Much as I like #1, #2 is a definite fave.
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The first image is certainly wintry and rugged, but the second is quite remarkable - almost like an abstract painting reminiscent of those by the late Australian landscape painter Fred Williams. Of course, his subject matter was the Australian outback using ochre colours, but stylistically they do looks similar.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote maewpa Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 February 2018 at 08:47
Like them both very much but especially the second. The snow is essential to this shot.

I feel something like Michel about the first, although beautiful, it is somehow a too limited perspective. I am not sure why as it is certainly a wide view. If I could identify why I would be a better landscape photographer than I am.
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Hi Sönke,

I can certainly see what has caught people's attention in the second shot - it is a great example of where a lack of sense of scale leads to all sorts of interpretations about what we are 'seeing'; are they weeds; branches; twigs or trees? It's hard to judge for certain and that's part of the joy of the image. The other is the relatively small colour palette that it gives you; whites (of course!), blacks/dark browns and that all-important splash of rust/orange/reds through the image - as though someone has added an element of Jackson Pollock to the scene.

The other image, I believe, has more potential in it than perhaps you show us here. I find it a small - but interesting - section of a mountain side where the geological feature should have a lot more impact to the scene. I would be tempted to go back and re-work this - possibly more so than you are used to or even initially, comfortable with - and try and do a few things: (a) lower the very bright tonal area through the top of the image - it's the brightest part of the shot and the eye is drawn straight to it yet it lacks definition and some detail that I suspect might be there; (b) Increase the contrast overall and play with the depth of the shadows on that formation in the middle - really try and bring out the depth of the crevices and give that part of the image some 'relief' as one would expect to see in that formation, and (c) possibly take some off the top of the image - the geology is a little central, though you don't have a lot to play with - and I think that would help emphasize a more 'layered' look to the scene. Just some ideas but I think it definitely has potential - and I would have taken this too if that makes any difference!

Thanks for sharing and best regards, Neil.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote angora Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 February 2018 at 13:23
brr, cold! both lovely! can see what's appealing about #2, but #1 for me? does come across as somewhat 'flat' though -forgive me??-
love the colours and textures, can't help wondering what is happening at the left of it?

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Post Options Post Options   Quote bigsi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 February 2018 at 21:56
#2 bravo! Really well seen, falls into the fine art category for me (one for printing huge)
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I stumbled upon Dyxum's mail showing me these nice replies which I had somehow missed. Thank you all!
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