Ad
Ad
Ad
Pages: [1]   Bottom of Page
Print
Author Topic: Serenity  (Read 1021 times)
Ifocus4u
Jr. Member
**
Offline Offline

Posts: 62



WWW
« on: January 23, 2011, 05:56:49 PM »
ReplyReply

A Sept evening on holiday an Lake Nipissing, Ontario, Canada.

Logged
Eric Myrvaagnes
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 8075



WWW
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2011, 05:58:36 PM »
ReplyReply

Very serene.

Eric
Logged

-Eric Myrvaagnes

http://myrvaagnes.com  Visit my website. New images each season.
Ifocus4u
Jr. Member
**
Offline Offline

Posts: 62



WWW
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2011, 06:30:34 PM »
ReplyReply

Thanks Eric.  Smiley
Logged
Slobodan Blagojevic
Sr. Member
****
Online Online

Posts: 6051


When everybody thinks the same... nobody thinks.


WWW
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2011, 06:57:23 PM »
ReplyReply

Very nice mood, composition and colors.

I think the serenity might be improved further by reducing the strong, black, silhouette of the boat, i.e., by opening the shadows up a bit, into muted, pastel colors, much more agreeable with the rest of the image. Or at least it might be worth experimenting in that direction.
Logged

Slobodan

Flickr
500px
John R
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1037


« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2011, 11:15:29 AM »
ReplyReply

It's gorgeous. The tilt of the canoe echoes the oblique line in the clouds and this makes the image slightly dynamic, while at the same time the colours and horizontal lines make the image peaceful and at rest. A wonderful tension. For what it's worth, a slight crop on the right would make the canoe the overwhelming centre of interest, while with your your crop the eye tends to take in the whole scene.
Logged
wolfnowl
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 5791



WWW
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2011, 11:43:21 AM »
ReplyReply

Very nice mood, composition and colors.

I think the serenity might be improved further by reducing the strong, black, silhouette of the boat, i.e., by opening the shadows up a bit, into muted, pastel colors, much more agreeable with the rest of the image. Or at least it might be worth experimenting in that direction.

That's what I was thinking.  The canoe as is becomes a large black space against the muted colours.

Mike.
Logged

If your mind is attuned to beauty, you find beauty in everything.
~ Jean Cooke ~


My Flickr site / Random Thoughts and Other Meanderings at M&M's Musings
kikashi
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 4058



« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2011, 12:12:50 PM »
ReplyReply

Very nice mood, composition and colors.

I think the serenity might be improved further by reducing the strong, black, silhouette of the boat, i.e., by opening the shadows up a bit, into muted, pastel colors, much more agreeable with the rest of the image. Or at least it might be worth experimenting in that direction.
My thoughts exactly. The harsh, deep black conflicts with the soft colours, which is a shame as it's otherwise a very pleasing image. Is there any detail to be found in the raw data?

Jeremy
Logged
John R
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1037


« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2011, 03:01:30 PM »
ReplyReply

While the image does evoke a quietness, it is not altogether serene. It has tension. There is the diagonal on the clouds and a diagonal in the position of the canoe. So to me the image is of a canoe at rest in an idyllic surrounding, but ready to embark another ride. Of course, if you want to convey more serenity, it may be useful to open the shadows, but frankly, I see the black as part of the mystery of the morning and its shady areas, and I see no reason to alter it. With digital, it is all too easy to suggest modifications to images that do not need any changes.

JMR
« Last Edit: January 24, 2011, 03:12:55 PM by John R » Logged
Pages: [1]   Top of Page
Print
Jump to:  

Ad
Ad
Ad