Tom McCreary, APSA, MPSA  

Missouri Mill and Covered Bridge by Tom McCreary, APSA, MPSA

December 2019 - Missouri Mill and Covered Bridge

December 2019 - Tom McCreary, APSA, MPSA


About the Image(s)

This was taken a couple of years ago. It was taken as 3 images, 2 stops apart at 1/1250, 1/320, and 1/80, f13, ISO 400. With a Nikon 7100 and 18-200mm lens at 20mm. I converted in Lightroom HDR. Then I cleaned it up some and reversed the image.

This round’s discussion is now closed!
8 comments posted

Paul McLaughlin   Paul McLaughlin
Tom- I love the impact that flipping the image had on the overall visual impact. I really like the image as a whole, and think that the character of the mill really stands out. The bright lower right corner is my only concern, but I really don't know what you can do about them.   Posted: 12/14/2019 09:05:21
Tom McCreary   Tom McCreary
Thanks for your comments, yes the lower right could have been darkened to help the image. I did not see that. Also, I will say that flipping an image can sometimes really help the composition of an image.   Posted: 12/14/2019 09:57:12

Les Tyler   Les Tyler
Nice clean image, feels like your standing there looking at it. Flipping a photo can sometimes make a big difference . And in this case it did just that. Nice job Tom   Posted: 12/15/2019 18:55:13

Barbara Mallon   Barbara Mallon
To me the foreground road is way to bright. Also I think there may have been a better place to take the photo. The division of the pond and road are competing. I like ponds better, so I would have tried to make that the larger part of the foreground. My photo and yours look too bright on this computer. they both should be darker.

  Posted: 12/15/2019 21:50:35
Tom McCreary   Tom McCreary
I agree with the road needing to be darker. However, about taking the photo from a different spot, there were no other openings to get both the bridge and mill. Maybe we need to get more into drone photography and take an image from better locations than we can walk to.   Posted: 12/16/2019 13:33:50

Tony Tam   Tony Tam
For me I more like the original. There is very interesting feeling, when I switch to original the pool and the water falls right away attracted my eyes. If stay on your version get into my eyes is the wall, but The pool and water falls are more interesting.
It's very calm and clean image. Nice shot.
  Posted: 12/17/2019 20:30:21

Rich Sears   Rich Sears
Tom, I like the complimentary rustic colors of the mill and covered bridge and the framing between the trees. You have captured the detail throughout.

To me this represents a challenging image to photograph. To capture the story requires the large negative area of the bright sky to be included, which in my opinion unfortunately competes with the brightness of the pond as well as the mill. By how the covered bridge is positioned my eye really wants to travel to it first. However, the brightness of other areas prevents me from doing so. If your travel plans had permitted my guess is you would have desired to visited here under more ideal balanced lighting.
  Posted: 12/18/2019 14:24:11

Grace Lee   Grace Lee
From your work, I can see the flipping an image can sometimes really do good job!!! Learning....Thanks!   Posted: 12/19/2019 20:15:33