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Photo Critique #114

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Friday Photo Critique is our weekly community project, where we publish a photograph submitted by one of our wonderful readers, then ask you all to offer constructive feedback on the image. It’s a great way to learn more about photography, express your viewpoint, and have your own image critiqued!


Quick Ground Rules

  1. Play nice! We’ve deliberately chosen photographs that aren’t perfect, so please be constructive with any criticism.
  2. Feel free to offer any type of advice – composition, lighting, post-processing etc.
  3. You can also link to photographs that you feel offer a great example of this type of image shot exceptionally well.

Without further ado, here is this week’s candidate for Friday Photo Critique!


The Photograph


Photo Details & Inspiration

  • Nikon D90
  • 50mm
  • f/22
  • 1/10
  • ISO 200
  • Used a tripod

I added some curves adjustment in two parts, one to the mid and foreground and one to the background. I wanted the mountains and clouds to really *pop.* I wish I could have got a little bit more of the mountains however there were some nasty buildings on the left that would have ruined the photo if I would have changed perspective.

This was my first time to Colorado and I had never really experienced a real white winter so I took the opportunity to do some landscapes since I'm busy doing event work most of the time. I wasn't aiming for anything too spectacular, just something to show to my friends that would make them jealous of my vacation.

Photographer: Brandon Willis


Please let us know what you think in the comments – how would you have approached the scene or taken the photo differently? A massive thank you to everyone who commented last week.

The most constructive and helpful comments will be featured on the site. Interested in submitting your own photo? You can do so here!

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