The Road Less Taken

© Moe Vang

The Road Less Taken

Uploaded: August 29, 2004


All comments and critiques welcome. Please tell me what you think and what you think could improve the picture. The colors don't do justice to the original and I hate that about compression. If anyone knows how to maintain the colors when compressed please let me know. I'd appreciate it!


Kristen McKain August 29, 2004

beautiful! #163235

Casey A. Hanson August 29, 2004

This is beautiful Moe!
I know what you mean about keeping
the colors true, I'm still learning myself. I think this is wonderful! #742825

Damian P. Gadal August 29, 2004

I think you nailed it! Very nice! #743013

Karma Wilson August 29, 2004

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! The colors look fine to me. I love country roads.

Karma #743038

David August 29, 2004

A beautiful photo. You've got a great camera that supports RAW format If you're shooting jpegs try using that and playing with exposure compensation. If you haven't tried Photoshop CS, they have a free demo and it will support all formats plus will give you an incredible set of tools that will blow your mind. #743093

Kelly Abernathy level-classic August 29, 2004

This is gorgeous Moe - I love the composition. Just a beautiful scene! -K #743150

Moe Vang August 29, 2004

Thank you all for you support and comments. David, I do shoot in raw, which is why I hate converting down to jpg to post online because I lose so much of the information and color that was present. Maybe I'm doing something wrong. At any rate, I'm happy with the original and the one that's posted. Thanks again everyone!! #743211

Darren Smith August 29, 2004

Really jaw dropping colours here Moe, your composition is right on the money too. I really like the mist in the middle distance....BEAUTIFUL! #743316

David August 29, 2004

Moe, once again what an absolutely beautiful photo!!! Have you tried summiting in Tiff? No compression and Better Photo does support the format. #743650

Beverley Lu Steeves August 29, 2004

Beautiful image, Moe!! #743680

Moe Vang August 29, 2004

Thanks again David. You know, I'm baffled. In Photoshop the colors are represented correctly when I open up the same image that I have posted. The preview of the image as well even looks correct when I go to save. However, after I post and review via the browser, the colors get muted. Not sure why. Am I alone in this or does anyone experience the same results? #743704

David August 29, 2004

Hmmm... Gamma correction on your monitor? If the colors look muted to you, let me tell you what I see on the web. Beside this incredible sky there is a dragon fire mist hovering over the field with this line of fire green grass and the rosd is a mixture of the gravel with the hint of the shadow in a light saphhire blue. This is the bane of all digital photos, our monitors and trying to balance them not to mention Mac vs PC formats. Everything I do on my PC looks completely different when I see it on my wife's Mac. Go figure. Even the folks at BetterPhoto have this in the FAQs for summiting photos. You are definately not alone. I always use my printer as my guideline for setting up my monitor. That's where it really counts, if it looks good on the wall, then I'm happy. #743715

Moe Vang August 29, 2004

David, I couldn't agree with you more. You are absolutely right about monitors and printers and it is truly there that color calibration is most important!! I thank you for your advice and for numbing the pain that has come from trying to get everything perfect :) Alas, peace and tranquility once again... that is at least until tommorow when I will be re-assimilted with the masses.... I hate Mondays... Much appreciated David! #743745

Mette Vendelboe Allison level-classic September 14, 2004

Big congrats, wonderful moody shot and a good title too! #778641

Wanda Judd level-addict September 14, 2004

Moe, this is truly special...I love the colors #779233

Beverley Lu Steeves September 14, 2004

Congrats Moe!! #779525

Anita Taylor September 14, 2004

This is beautiful, Moe! Greatr shot! #780517

Susana Matos September 26, 2004

Congratulations, wonderful photo!
I also had the same problem with calibrating monitors.... it is a real headache!
Cheers from Portugal, Su #805844

Dorothy Neumann October 26, 2004

If the quality of this image online disappoints you I can only imagine how beautiful it must look in its original form. Just lovely composition and light! #869989

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