BBC Landscape Pics of The Year, 2009

Discussion in 'UK Photography' started by Grimly Curmudgeon, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. Grimly Curmudgeon, Oct 20, 2009
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    Paul Giverin Guest

    Paul Giverin, Oct 20, 2009
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  3. I agree, every one of them looks artificial. Most are clearly HDR images
    with that awful flat tonality that misusing it gives. The colour saturation
    has also been cranked up on most of them. The b/w fell race might be
    natural, though the clouds do look suspiciously black, but maybe seeing the
    others has just got me over suspicious?
     
    Marty Freeman, Oct 21, 2009
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  4. They look suspiciously consistent to me, suggesting that they've all
    been "enhanced" by the same person or team. I wonder if it was done by
    the calendar's publishers and we're not actually seeing the images as
    supplied by the original entrants?
     
    Willy Eckerslyke, Oct 21, 2009
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    newshound Guest

    Completely agree!

    The winner looks like a poster for a Lord of the Rings type film. I agree
    with the other comments about the B&W; the fell runners took me right back
    to Don McCullin. I should have entered some of my shots of trees in the snow
    last February: somewhat similar atmosphere to the Hebden Bridge shot
    (without the orange lighting).
     
    newshound, Oct 24, 2009
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    newshound Guest

    The wildlife however is a bit better....
     
    newshound, Oct 24, 2009
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