Reply To: Painted Hills, John Day Fossil Beds NM, 2011

Herbert Gaidus

    Awesome Capture Nancy,

    Was this taken from the Painted Hills overlook?

    It has your classic dark and dramatic style.

    I’m coming at my landscapes from an entirely different direction these days, so take any counsel I give with a large grain of salt.

    I think it has a great composition with good flow.

    The major challenges for my taste are the abundance of detail, with little place for the eye to rest. The image is a bit dark and contrasty, but that is often your style.

    I’m undecided on the detailed sky – it seems like it should be a bit lighter and have a bit of blue, but what you’ve created is certainly dramatic.

    Very bold..