Les Tyler  

Shadows by Les Tyler

May 2020 - Shadows

About the Image(s)

I made this image at The Huntington Gardens in San Marino, California. A beautiful place to visit if you ever get a chances. I liked the the way the shadows and light played on this miniature tree. I used my Nikon D7000 at 1/200 of a sec. at f/4, and an ISO of 250

6 comments posted

Tom McCreary   Tom McCreary
The tree itself is very interesting with the colors and texture. Then you captured a good shadow of it. The lighting is great and it is very sharp. I like the composition with the strong diagonal and the fence makes an excellent background. My one suggestion would be to clone out the lower shadow in the far left corner. It pulls my eye from the main shadow. You have a very good photographer's eye to have seen this.   Posted: 05/09/2020 10:42:09

Grace Lee   Grace Lee
interesting image and good capture! Just wonder what's look like if convert to Mono?   Posted: 05/11/2020 04:37:12

Paul McLaughlin   Paul McLaughlin
I liked the image as is, but after seeing Tom's comment I agree with him. The shadow in the lower left does pull my eye and this image deserves the viewers attention to be focused in the main area. I like every other aspect this image the fence, the diagonal, the framing shadows and the light. Wonderful eye!   Posted: 05/11/2020 12:28:01

Rich Sears   Rich Sears
Your Image has impact, Les. I favor the middle branch and how its diagonal direction serves to lead the viewer to the main shadow. Your image is also appealing due to how one's eyes want to scan through the many paths and detail within in the shadow cluster. The complimentary colors serve this image well and the technical camera factors are fine. My only suggestion would be to open the shadows to a degree. I find the stark black areas pull my eyes away from the small tree.   Posted: 05/11/2020 14:19:12

Tony Tam   Tony Tam
this is a very interesting photo. It has a special shape of old tree and very strong contrast of black color shadow and around. That attracted our eyes on the old tree.   Posted: 05/13/2020 14:07:11

Barbara Mallon   Barbara Mallon
The tree is stark and almost grotesk. I am not sure this is what you intended. You could feature just the tree and crop it to a sort of a square as well. I feel the black solid shadow pulls my interest from the tree. Divided interest isn't as compelling as a single subject.   Posted: 05/14/2020 18:09:05


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