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Arden Vale Road in the Flinders Ranges, South Australia.

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A few months ago I took a trip to Quorn in the Flinders Ranges, South Australia. In the early pre dawn I saw this site. Watching the cattle intrigued me. With a calm clear day promised with no clouds, I was a bit worried. However, the day ended up terrific for exploring the region..

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Nicely balanced with the weight of the red hill offset by the trees and road. I get a strong sense of place: hot, dry, harsh. My eye travels down the road, but stops at the trees. It's an interesting dilemma: I'm curious about what's beyond the turn, but not sure I want to leave the (relative) safety of the green for the imposing desert beyond.
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Thank you Linda. The curve of the track is what had initially attracted me with the cattle roaming in that area. As the sun started rising though in the predawn, it was fascinating watching the colours of the hill change....

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Onslow, I've looked and looked at this photo. It's well composed from a good perspective but just has very little impact...I guess the color just didn't transfer through, I can imagine what what you saw but don't feel it from the image.

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Psjunkie wrote:Onslow, I've looked and looked at this photo. It's well composed from a good perspective but just has very little impact...I guess the color just didn't transfer through, I can imagine what what you saw but don't feel it from the image.

Cheers for that...

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While I'm not fluent in Whyalla, I'll take that as an understood.

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Psjunkie wrote:While I'm not fluent in Whyalla, I'll take that as an understood.

What that means is thanks for looking. I can't comment on your perception of colour etc as I have no idea of your monitor or calibration. Colour, pop, etc etc I have found is an area that is hard to gauge in an sRGB browser with monitor calibrations, monitor qualitiy and ambient viewing conditions varying so widely..

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Got it.

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Onslow wrote:
Psjunkie wrote:While I'm not fluent in Whyalla, I'll take that as an understood.

What that means is thanks for looking. I can't comment on your perception of colour etc as I have no idea of your monitor or calibration. Colour, pop, etc etc I have found is an area that is hard to gauge in an sRGB browser with monitor calibrations, monitor qualitiy and ambient viewing conditions varying so widely..


I have to agree with Onslow here as the colors on my screen really come through. Not is an oversaturated manner but you can definitely see the red of the mountain, the green of the vegetation and the blue of the sky. I will, however, agree that there is no really strong subject matter to capture the eye. Perhaps if the second cow was not half hidden in the brush (or even just a single cow) then it may have more impact. That and some creative dodge and burn to pull the eye in.

I can give it a quick edit to show you what I mean if you like.
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Duck wrote:
Onslow wrote:
Psjunkie wrote:While I'm not fluent in Whyalla, I'll take that as an understood.

What that means is thanks for looking. I can't comment on your perception of colour etc as I have no idea of your monitor or calibration. Colour, pop, etc etc I have found is an area that is hard to gauge in an sRGB browser with monitor calibrations, monitor qualitiy and ambient viewing conditions varying so widely..


I have to agree with Onslow here as the colors on my screen really come through. Not is an oversaturated manner but you can definitely see the red of the mountain, the green of the vegetation and the blue of the sky. I will, however, agree that there is no really strong subject matter to capture the eye. Perhaps if the second cow was not half hidden in the brush (or even just a single cow) then it may have more impact. That and some creative dodge and burn to pull the eye in.

I can give it a quick edit to show you what I mean if you like.

Go to it... BTW, I wasn't goping to push the cattle out of the way. I also tend not to add or delete things from my images. I think if I do that it then becomes a composite and that isn't what I am after in my landscapes...

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