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    1. in what area is critique to be sought?
    Overall feel of B&W Processing. Stitching with CS4.
    2. what one hopes to achieve with the piece of work?
    The vastness of mountains
    3. under what circumstance is the picture taken? (physical conditions/emotions)
    It was a very windy, sunny afternoon in Taiwan. Was totally awed by the landscape I saw there. First time I had such unobstructed view of such landscapes
    4. what the critique seeker personally thinks of the picture
    I think the overexposed part and the right side being cut off is distracting.
    Overexposed part I tried to edit but I'm unsure of how best to.
    The right side bo pian cos my view was limited to around there I think.

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    Being brutally honest, here are my comments:

    1. The stiching isn't all that great, there seem to be artefacts at the bottom of the picture that renders it fuzzy with lines, and I think reduces the image quality by a far bit.

    2. The black and white processing is not working as it should. I'm unable to sense the "vastness" of the mountains as you described it to be. The image is lacking a subject for comparison, imo. Could've been improved by including a sky, applying the rule of thirds to make it 2/3 mountain 1/3 skies (height-wise).

    Try harder. Sorry but this picture just doesn't work for me.
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    first impression, this looks like a banner on some website.

    On second look, this look like a cross between a layering and silhouette photo.

    First, probably you will like to crop your photo in either of these ratio. 16:9, 1.85:1, 2.39:1, 2.75:1

    As a layering photo, probably the cropping plus a bit of other things which makes this photo short of depth as it should have. Links below are some fine examples of layering photo.
    http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4115/...be5368582a.jpg
    http://www.cardinalphoto.com/gallery...anmar_0021.jpg
    http://cache4.asset-cache.net/xc/101...A9591D85463DCE
    Last photo is layering with colour palette.

    There is a recent Critique Photo that I find it quite well done that you may want to take reference.
    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=813536


    PS. on a personal note, I do find it challenging to think harder what works and what doesn't and how can it be better. I do welcome honest comments on my comment if anyone find that my comment isn't quite right. What goes round, comes round and hopefully not only ts will benefit but I will in someway become better in the process.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Linerax View Post
    Being brutally honest, here are my comments:

    1. The stiching isn't all that great, there seem to be artefacts at the bottom of the picture that renders it fuzzy with lines, and I think reduces the image quality by a far bit.

    2. The black and white processing is not working as it should. I'm unable to sense the "vastness" of the mountains as you described it to be. The image is lacking a subject for comparison, imo. Could've been improved by including a sky, applying the rule of thirds to make it 2/3 mountain 1/3 skies (height-wise).

    Try harder. Sorry but this picture just doesn't work for me.
    Hmm okay. This was my first attempt at stitching, so I'm unsure what to look out for. Will take note of such details in the future!

    Yes I would agree with the comparison part though I'm actually unsure what to include as the foreground/background together with the mountains here.

    Quote Originally Posted by coolthought View Post
    first impression, this looks like a banner on some website.

    On second look, this look like a cross between a layering and silhouette photo.

    First, probably you will like to crop your photo in either of these ratio. 16:9, 1.85:1, 2.39:1, 2.75:1

    As a layering photo, probably the cropping plus a bit of other things which makes this photo short of depth as it should have. Links below are some fine examples of layering photo.
    http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4115/...be5368582a.jpg
    http://www.cardinalphoto.com/gallery...anmar_0021.jpg
    http://cache4.asset-cache.net/xc/101...A9591D85463DCE
    Last photo is layering with colour palette.

    There is a recent Critique Photo that I find it quite well done that you may want to take reference.
    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=813536


    PS. on a personal note, I do find it challenging to think harder what works and what doesn't and how can it be better. I do welcome honest comments on my comment if anyone find that my comment isn't quite right. What goes round, comes round and hopefully not only ts will benefit but I will in someway become better in the process.
    Yes I was attempting to do layering, but kinda failed in it.
    Haha that's my photo there! Pictures were not of the same region of mountains though, or at least, from different perspectives ba.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spitfire93 View Post
    Yes I was attempting to do layering, but kinda failed in it.
    Haha that's my photo there! Pictures were not of the same region of mountains though, or at least, from different perspectives ba.
    oh.... I am using your photo as an example. didn't realise it.

    just adding my pov, don't pano for the sake of pano. For me, pano is one of the tools to present the image as I want it to and the so called "photography rules of composition" should still apply as with any regular photo.
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    Default Re: Mountains

    Quote Originally Posted by Linerax View Post
    Being brutally honest, here are my comments:

    1. The stiching isn't all that great, there seem to be artefacts at the bottom of the picture that renders it fuzzy with lines, and I think reduces the image quality by a far bit.

    2. The black and white processing is not working as it should. I'm unable to sense the "vastness" of the mountains as you described it to be. The image is lacking a subject for comparison, imo. Could've been improved by including a sky, applying the rule of thirds to make it 2/3 mountain 1/3 skies (height-wise).

    Try harder. Sorry but this picture just doesn't work for me.
    eh, were u talking about the white lines near the middle bottom? Those were part of the picture!

    Quote Originally Posted by coolthought View Post
    oh.... I am using your photo as an example. didn't realise it.

    just adding my pov, don't pano for the sake of pano. For me, pano is one of the tools to present the image as I want it to and the so called "photography rules of composition" should still apply as with any regular photo.
    icic okay thanks! just trying pano here I was unsure of how best to do it. hence putting up for critique!

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