Took this with a D800 and 24-70 and converted in SEP2. Further darkening of the sky done in NX2. The downsized version shows banding in the sky which is not present in the original. C&C welcome. Richard
Larry: thanks for the comments and suggested crops. I like both of your crops. I left this photo as is, because it portrayed a sense of vastness to me. One other crop that I considered was to make it into a panorama. But I still came back to the original. It's purely personal preference. Richard
Something that might help when considering the "emptiness" of the image is, when printed and framed, it should have a white (or off white) matting around it to help define the edges of the image. A B&W image's dark (black) edges bleed into the site's dark (black) background. When framed and matted, this will not be an issue and I think the "vastness" desired to be conveyed, will be there if the edges of the photo were better defined.
Very cool image, if I may use such simple words. I like it better with the horses facing left though. That's my 2 cents.
Thank you very much for sharing.
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Dave: thanks for taking the time to look and comment. It's appreciated. When comparing the direction the horses are going, I still prefer them in the original version. Maybe I should have them meet in the middle? Richard