Hawksbill Crag Upper Buffalo National River Wilderness Area
by kandyjComment by FranziskaLang: A Comment From The Critique Club
my first impression was - WOW - that's quite some scenery there. Definitely postcard material!
COMPOSITION / CONTENT - Composition is fine. Your husband is positioned so that the viewer can easily take in the scenery but won't miss him (and you wouldn't get the sense of scale if he wasn't there). If you hadn't said you didn't know about the challenge I would've suspected that you planned for him to wear an orange shirt! It fits in perfectly, makes him stand out without standing out too much. For a postcard, I think I would've preferred him looking over the land rather than right at the camera but that's a minor quibble. It's a shame there was a big cloud over the woods in the back but of course you didn't have control over the weather ...
CAMERA WORK / TECHNICAL - I think you did pretty well here. Everything's nicely in focus as it needs to be for a scenic postcard such as this one.
POST-PROCESSING - The lush shades of green are very nice, I'd like the sky to be a little more saturated and blue (as they are often a little oversaturated in postcards), but overall I like the colors. The text is sized about right and I like the font, I just would've moved the text a little more to the left, right now it feels too close to the edge of the picture.
I like your entry to the challenge a lot, and so did most of the voters judging by the score you got. A well-deserved high placing. I just read through the comments, and it seems that many people agree with me on the sky and I'm in the minority on the text ... I do like the suggestion to add the state to the text to make it even more postcard like. Good work, keep it up :)
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