Jack Scott  


Untitled by Jack Scott

January 2020 - Untitled

About the Image(s)

I took this photo of a fallen branch in November while hiking in the Mt. Charleston area (Nevada). It looked to me like a small dragon rearing up in a wintery landscape. I used a Samsung Galaxy S10e smartphone with minimal editing.


8 comments posted

Angela Bonner   Angela Bonner
(Group 81)
Definitely a dragon, well done!!!   Posted: 01/04/2020 10:34:57

Donna Sturla   Donna Sturla
Interesting !! It looks a bit saturated to me, like the sky and snow at the top behind the branch, and I wonder if cropping a bit of the sky out of the picture, OR if you moved back and got a bit more of the foreground, otherwise you can't really tell what it is.
Or maybe that's what you wanted?
  Posted: 01/10/2020 13:25:40
Jack Scott   Jack Scott
I kind of like the notion of not knowing for certain what it is.   Posted: 01/10/2020 16:11:03
Donna Sturla   Donna Sturla
Well, then, I think you accomplished that ! :)   Posted: 01/10/2020 17:09:30

Diana Duffey   Diana Duffey
An interesting image... It looks like a dragon to me! I like the bright colors.   Posted: 01/11/2020 07:07:11
Jack Scott   Jack Scott
Thanks--that was part of what drew me to it.   Posted: 01/11/2020 11:27:13

Beverly Caine   Beverly Caine
(Groups 48 & 80)
Visiting from 48 & 80. I love where the imagination can go with this imae. I think an improvement might be to use a non-destructive layer mask and darken the mountains just a bit so that the "dragon" is offset by a bit.   Posted: 01/13/2020 10:45:55

Mark Aksoy   Mark Aksoy
Considering that this was taken with a smartphone, the exposure control here is perfect! Dealing with snowy highlights in a sunlight sky can be challenging and you've retained detail in all of these areas. Textures in wood and mountain are sharp and colors are vibrant. I do find that the "dragon" tends to merge with the mountains; shooting from a lower position would have lifted it up over the edge of the horizon. I agree with Beverly that darkening the background will make the "dragon" stand out more!   Posted: 01/14/2020 17:59:38

 

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