Another picture from Austerland, Iceland taken in May last year. This has not been posted before to be honest it’s a series that I had forgotten I’d taken. I say series because I took a series of 10 pictures of Jan walk up the slope from the waterfall with my 12mm lens. I have selected to use this picture because as she moved towards the edge of the frame where I wanted her, her legs merged in to the background making her a less distinct shape on the horizon. Had I only taken one frame I would have reduced my chances of getting the picture I wanted and previsualised while looking through the viewfinder.
I processed two version of this file one in Lightroom 3 only and the other with Lr3, Cs4 and Silver Efex Pro 2. This is the SEP 2 version as I prefered the detail and contrast in the clouds brought out by the Soft Contrast control.
The design of this picture uses the corners of the frame actively. The corners of a picture can be used actively or passively. Passive use means that leading lines or the motif is not placed in or near a corner.
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(c) Andy Beel FRPS 2012