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A STUDY IN LINES AND SHAPES by Jim Bodkin

October 2019 - A STUDY IN LINES AND SHAPES

October 2019 - Jim Bodkin

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While traveling to the New England area of US, we revisited the Watkins Glen State Park in New York’s Finger Lakes region. The area has a rich history of both Native American and colonial occupation, but fortunately they haven’t destroyed the natural beauty of the site.

Being a sucker for any water falls, this is a particular favorite, due to the water flowing through eroded shale valleys which creates unusual patterns and many water falls. I tried to capture the unique lines and shapes and use B&W techniques to enhance them. Almost no post processing in Lightroom and then imported into Silver Effects Pro for the conversion to B&W. I chose a standard preset with a mid range of tones and minimal sharpening, as I wanted to have the actual image be the star. For the simulated film types, I selected Tri-X to get the cleaner blacks. Your thoughts?

Captured with a Canon 7D MkII and Tamron 16-300mm lens at 46mm. Settings, 1/15 sec, ’/10, ISO 800.


2 comments posted

Allen Tucker   Allen Tucker
I like the Tri-X blacks and the emphasis they give to the layer cake geology. But the high contrast makes the white flecks in the river channel at the bottom of the frame stand out too much, I recommend erasing them like sensor dust. At the top right corner are two legs, a whole person would contribute scale but only legs is a little creepy.   Posted: 10/16/2019 00:43:06
Tom Pickering   Tom Pickering
It is close to Halloween, after all. d;¬{Ð   Posted: 10/17/2019 00:30:36

 

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