Sharron Leppien, QPSA  

Rest Stop by Sharron Leppien, QPSA

February 2021 - Rest Stop

February 2021 - Sharron Leppien, QPSA


About the Image(s)

I took this photograph whilst walking down the side of the active volcano, Mt Bromo in Java, Indonesia. I guess you could call this tent a riders retreat or a coffee stop.

I remember when I looked through the data on this image last year when I was compiling my lockdown photo book, I noted that I was using a 16 -35mm lens for the entire mornings images. I was bewildered why I was using such a wide lens until I remembered that it was the smallest/lightest lens that I had and it was the better suited to carry whilst horseback riding than something a bit more precious and heavy in case I fell into the volcano:)

The light is terribly harsh and the volcanic ash was just hovering in the air was suffocating but I do like the memories that this day holds for me.

Nikon D810 , Nikon 16-35mm and I am so sorry that I do not have more information. When I have some time I will fill in the gaps :)

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

Allen Tucker   Allen Tucker
Welcome back!

The tent fabric looks like it was peeled off the landscape and stretched over the contrasting straight lines of the frame.   Posted: 02/05/2021 12:29:06
Sharron Leppien   Sharron Leppien
Thanks Allen! I guess it does. It is a very harsh climate and lifestyle for the locals.   Posted: 02/06/2021 18:19:16

Jim Hagan   Jim Hagan
A very interesting travel shot. But my preference would be to have seen more of the inside of the tent and more contrast.   Posted: 02/08/2021 08:26:30

Jim Bodkin   Jim Bodkin
Hi Sharron, again, welcome back.
Your description indicates a generally challenging outing. I guess you could call this a 'behind the scenes" shot from the horse's position and and showing the side of the tent. While 'we take what we are given' as far as opportunity, I didn't think this one lived up to your norm; of course you are not always shooting from horseback ;-).
It appears very hot and dusty. As far as improvements, I suggest more contrast and general decrease in exposure to bring out some richer tones, that may not have been there.

  Posted: 02/10/2021 17:03:43

Henry Heerschap   Henry Heerschap
Great storytelling image. I agree that it needs more contrast. While the sky isn't terribly interesting, I think you may have cropped down too much. It feels a bit cramped. Consider recropping about half as much as before.   Posted: 02/20/2021 16:16:26