Tuolumne Meadows. Either one with Tenaya Lake and Pywiack Dome. But in my opinion, way overprocessed. Do not look real at all.
I do not believe that such postprocessing makes these images eligible for a contest.
I like the first one. I like the spot where the sun shines thru the clouds onto the rock.
#2. Make the horizontal level (as others have pointed out), and cut it off, below the blue sky area. Both great photos!!
Since you are looking for opinions I will give you my take on it. To me No. 1 looks very good BUT if it was mine I would do a couple of adjustments as per my taste, which is obvious different to those of someone else.
The histogram tells me the image is slightly underexposed. It is also slightly more contrasty than I like it. It has, again for my taste, too much yellow which I would reduce with a simple adjustment.
I did those adjustments with my calibrated monitor and remember, those are exactly the steps I follow with my photography and I do not suggest others to do the same since we are all different and we have different tastes.
It is a great shot and I wish you the best luck.
Do you have either in landscape format?
If not I’d choose 1 and crop just above the lighted clouds over the mountains.
Same here. The lighting tones are more vibrant, plus to me the interest is in the oval of the mountains and lower sky. Try looking at it on a cellphone, landscape view. Scrolling through the photo on my small screen it was the play between the two that got my attention.
#2 seems like two scenes separated by a swath of lake water.
I have my idea which of these two photos I would like to submit into our local city photo contest, but if I am overwhelmingly wrong please let me know.
Which do you prefer?
Thanks in advance.
I prefer the 2nd, if straightened. The first looks too surreal imho.
I like both but I'd go with #2
The first photo has an ominous look. I like the tones in the second photo...makes me what to be there!
I love the mountains and the lake, but the lake photo has a slanted horizon and a flawed left border. Both of these things would probably influence the judges' opinions. My vote is for #1. Brent, I have always admired your "eye" and your fine work. Both certainly exceed mine and many others on UHH. Good luck in the contest. Mercer