two photos here of Fisher Towers at sunset. Not sure which one works best, the reflection of the towers in the Colorado river below? Given the amount of redness everywhere, its hard not to over do saturation, but I have some color blindness issues, so I need some help!
I like the second just a little bit better as the main post looks to have a very strong magenta color cast. I kind of know this place very well and sandstone red is the color and not the pink even with the warm sunset. Other than that I like it especially the composition with the Rubber Rabbit Bush front and center. That nice little reflection works very well.
Steve, a bit to much red, or magenta as you might call it. Not in front, but on the land behind and on the Towers. Lower down in that part the saturation, that might help a lot.
Also, personal, i like the other version better, more natural and also the composition i think is much stronger.
J'aime beau coup cette photo mais les couleurs du CI sont mieux balancées. J'ai vérifié, mais je ne peux pas t'aider, dans ce cas c'est presque mission impossible. Les couleurs du centre agace un peu mais le reste est parfait et les couleurs sont merveilleuses. J'aime beaucoup l'avant-plan avec cette touffe de fleurs et les reflets dans l'eau.
I believe that I know this POV quite well. I had a guy to my left and another one to my right at this moment - VERY close! I might even think that it might have been a little bit too close! :-)
I agree with the other comments that the second image has a better composition!
It seems to me that your color blindness allowed you to use quite strongly saturated colors in your post-processing. Even if my neighboring image is certainly strong in its colors I have the feeling that yours is some notches more, in particular the red and magenta.
PB-Photography (2014/11/17 02:42:47): MUCH better!!! :-)))ssemper (2014/11/16 22:14:04): i have reposted a second version of this image, brushing out some of the effects of the Viveza layer. what do you think? (now my CI seems too saturated!)ssemper (2014/11/15 23:42:09): You must have been sitting on my lap!
I was using Nik's Viveza after my photoshop curve layer adjustments, I will go back and town down a few notches.
I too like the CI better but I do like colours reflected in water and the snow capped mountains play a bigger role in the composition. I like both compositions and I might be tempted to reduce the saturation a bit on this one as well.
For sure a nice place.
My own taste is more going to the complementary image. But the main shot is interesting as sharing better the global landscape.
As for the other comments, the magenta colors is a bit too much on the intermediate cliffs after the Fisher towers; but it is something easy to modify in post processing.
This is a visual feast. The autumn color in the foreground, the signature red rock of Utah and finished off with the snow capped La Sar. Warm low light brings out the richness of color in most everything. I like both, but I think I prefer the main post as it provide the overall surrounding and the foreground give sense of depth and enhance the composition beautifully.