Original unedited version below.
Winding road image below is Not Mine.
This is at Bakka Valley, just before it merges with Viking Valley at Gudvangen in western Norway, which is where many tourist board cruise ships for either local cruises in the Fjords or in the North Sea.
Our cruise was in the local Fjords ending at a place called Flam, but later traveled to Trondheim and north to the Arctic Circle.
This shot was taken from a bus on our way down a 1000 ft. (305 meter) decent, it was a seriously steep and winding one way road only for tour buses. It was the scariest bus ride I’ve “EVER” had and I wanted to shake the hand of the driver…and the brake mechanic for a safety journey down that mountain!!
This what I call a “Retro” image because I removed the bridge and road in order to make it look the way it used to look before the bridge and road was built.
The image of the winding road down the mountain is NOT MINE, but it was free to use with no copywrites or restrictions.
And I posted the original unedited version of the valley so you can see what it looked like before the edits.
What an amazing and memorable trip!
Type of Critique Requested
- Aesthetic: Feedback on the overall visual appeal of the image, including its color, lighting, cropping, and composition.
- Technical: Feedback on the technical aspects of the image, such as exposure, color, focus and reproduction of colors and details, post-processing, and print quality.
Specific Feedback and Self-Critique
I like the overall composition with the contrast in color as well as the contrast between the shaded areas and the areas lit by the sun.
I used several targeted masks in the mountain sides and the water near the bottom to bring out the details in the water and the river bed but I’m curious to know of you think it looks right (based on the original image).
I wish that there had been a few clouds in the sky but severe clear was all I could get.
Do you feel the image needs to be rotated a bit one way or the other?
Do you feel the contrast and saturation look OK?
And any anything else would be appreciated!
Sony a6500, 18-105 lens, 1/250s, f8, ISO 100, Lr and Ps for processing and edits.