Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Shadowy Slough

This is another image taken at Finn's Slough. As mentioned, the sun was pretty low in the sky, so the shadows created a bit of a challenge, particularly on the bottom half of most of the structures on the southern bank. I took this photo in an effort to get around that problem.

I liked the quality of the light that was on the top of this house, but because of the shadows I couldn't get shot that I was happy with. Then I noticed the reflection in the water. Of course, there were plenty of shadows to deal with in this composition too, but I believe the eye is much more willing to accept the shadows when the photo is more impressionistic.

I composed this shot so that the frame was divided into three distinct shapes. I also like the fact that the slope of the roof runs parallel with the lower bank. I added a mild watercolor effect with Photoshop. I felt that it aided the impressionism.

Canon PowerShot S2 IS, 34mm, f/8.0, 1/25 sec, ISO 50


Blogger Yanik said...

Hey timmy, this is a great shot..Love the reflection and colours..havnt stopped by for awhile now, glad i did..LOVE those shots of the flowers some time back..as well as your last post...Really nice stuff...Very impressed with those flowers...

11:48 AM, July 25, 2006  
Blogger pasivirta said...

dude. I like the subster thing. I am going to write about it.

12:39 PM, July 25, 2006  
Anonymous Paul said...

Tim, one of your best. Absolutely lovely. You should do a periodic review of your work and see just far you've come in such a short while. Keep on shooting. Practice! Practice! Practice!

BTW, did I say that I really love this shot?! :-)

I might have to steal/borrow this concept from you. ;-)

5:36 PM, July 25, 2006  
Anonymous n i k e said...

Nice, nice! The buildings' reflection in the water and the way the water looks almost like a thin sheet of metal is really cool. Also like the way the grass frames the stream. Lovely! Wish I shot this, though :-(

5:48 PM, July 25, 2006  
Anonymous laurie said...

I really like this shot. I really like reflection shots. I wish I could get more myself. Very nice.

6:06 PM, July 25, 2006  
Anonymous faustina said...

I was playing around with a shot much like this yesterday, and I rotated it so many times trying to deceide what to do with it that I literally made myself sick! I have no positive or negative feedback for you as I have to stop looking at it immediately because my head is spinning again! (I have extreme motion sickness - I don't even need real motion lol)

6:28 PM, July 25, 2006  
Anonymous Reza said...

At first I thought so what, its grass with water. Then I saw the what the relection was and it had more meaning. Then I clicked on the image and I saw that the quality of the grass seems like it was filtered in Photoshop.

So I like it but I find it hard to keep liking it. What happened with the quality of the grass?

7:39 PM, July 25, 2006  
Blogger micki said...

Well done! Good that you didn't give up on the shot, but kept shooting and thinking, because this final image is excellent!

3:05 AM, July 26, 2006  
Anonymous Alice said...

I like the way you divided the frame into sections. And the water is just rough enough to create a little distortion, but calm enough to still be able to identify the house in the reflection. Very nice.

5:50 AM, July 26, 2006  
Anonymous Jeff said...

I've said this before and it bears repeating with this image in mind. If you keep posting photos of this calibre you will have to rename your website: no one will buy into the self-styled "rookie" label. This image has great clarity and color in the water and superb balance with the grassy banks on both sides. Well done.

2:51 AM, July 28, 2006  
Anonymous Otto K. said...

I agree. This is a very nice shot. The composition is excellent. Nice processing, too.

11:40 AM, July 29, 2006  
Anonymous Emr√© said...

ok about the subster policy. I signed up today, too. I didn't have much time last week to comment on posts. Everybody posts everyday, it's hard to criticize, there's not much time, blogs are tumbling. and sometimes people need something positive. Serious comments should be sent via e-mail. Would you like me to comment on this one here? :-) To my style of photography, I didn't like it. I wouldn't post it. It's beautiful, well taken, however, it's a reflection of a house. Grass is lovely, good aperture, good exposure to my eyes. Sun reflection is good. Well taken photograph, which indicates you're good, but you're better. It's not original, lacks aesthetics. You could walk into the water to get the whole picture, or do something different. Sorry if it's harsh. Cheers. [ Perhaps I should resign from Subster Policy ;-) ]

10:59 PM, July 29, 2006  

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