Landscape Photo Competition 2018 No 2 : Entry Number 29

Judges Comment

You have caught the beautiful light, near and far. The colours are lovely, harmoniously cool and warm at the same time. You have also captured a large tonal range from the very dark to the very light, which you have (post) treated with respect. It is an impressive summit, just nicely to the left, dividing the distant view into two opposing parts. This is a very pleasant photograph which deserves another look, taken at a stunning natural moment, it is no doubt the fruit of much research. Well done, you deservedly scoop this round’s prize! Congratulations!

Photographers Comment

Thanks a lot for this selection!! I am very honored !! My Name is Michael Arzur and i live in French Alps. This picture was taken on the eastern mountains of the Dévoluy massif in the French Alps during the autumn of 2017. The name of this summit is "Pic Faraut", a fantastic place but very difficult to access. There is no marked path to access. I was looking for this image a cloudy and dramatic atmosphere, that day the conditions were perfect but the light was difficult. The summit was against the light and the sun just behind the clouds made the highlights very strong. For post-processing the work was mainly on the highlights and the structure of the rock. I did not work much colorimetry because I wanted to stay as natural as possible. Conclusion, a difficult climb, a complex shooting but a very satisfactory result. Nikon D 610 Tamron 24-70 mm f2.8 DI VC USD 24 mm / f 11 / 1/400s / iso 100 Cokin GND Filter ( ND8)
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