The Snake Tips

Thinking Critically about Photographs

Critique 36

"The Path" - Yellowstone NP

Right time, right place. However, it's a little flat. When photographing water use a polarizer, it will cut down on reflections and specular highlights. The ground is a little flat. It does tell a story, but almost to much of one. We know it's sandy, near water at sunset. I would like to see a little less of it and hone in on the important matter. I did some adjusting in Lightroom 5 (including adding a radial filter to brighten up the path). I also made the whole image cooler then painted warmth back in with the adjustment brush by just editing the color temp back to warm. These edits are just to suggest what you could do to the image, they are not meant to be the end all edits. Also, as always, it's just my opinion.

"The Path" - Yellowstone NP