Critique Style Requested: Standard
The photographer is looking for generalized feedback about the aesthetic and technical qualities of their image.
Record snowfall in the Eastern Sierra Nevada promises record runoff, and that means the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, which has been extracting most of the water from Owens Valley for decades, will have more water than it can handle. Many longtime Owens Valley watchers are forecasting destructive runoff. The much abused but – this year – revitalized Owens River in late April was already flowing strongly into vast Owens Lake, which dried up after LA started taking all the water. I was out on the lake early to photograph birds and found the river itself, a very rare sight, filling a barren area of the lake, reclaiming a place which once held a lake some 30 feet deep.
Questions about how much foreground and background, tight crop, etc. I was up on a dike so could shoot down, filling the frame, but might have climbed down and got closer to the water. I have some panoramic crops as well, but they tend to flatten out the high peaks in the distance, source of the river.
F11, 1/800th, ISO500, Nikon Z6II, handheld.