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Old September 15th, 2006, 01:53 AM
Dierk Haasis Dierk Haasis is offline
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Joe, looks like you understand the concept of 'air perspective' quite good. Don't know how widespread this is, it was quite big with some photography teachers in Germany during the 50s-70s. It just tells us that you get a sense of a three-dimensional world into a two-dimensional picture simply by the colour the air has; the farther away the blueisher it gets.

By leaving the mountains themselves and the dark clouds in a blue haze you put size back into the photo. You also got the foreground quite right, ehnahncing the contrast between the blue mountains and the reddish rocks. I'd perhaps try to close the gap between the hue of the stones and the one in the rays a bit more to connect them.

Since both horizons in the picture - the one created by the upper line of the foreground rocks, and the one created by the mountain tops - are horizontal, and the light rays have a very small angle towards them, the image may benefit a bit by getting more panoramic. Ciutting a bit off the sky and the rocks (not much).
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