Fran Yates  

Close-up by Fran Yates

March 2023 - Close-up

March 2023 - Fran Yates


About the Image(s)

When working a scene, I always begin with the wider scene and then focus on scenes within the scene.

In particular, I find I am drawn to water rushing over individual rocks, rather than the entire waterfall.

Both photos were taken with my 14-150 lens. The Close Up was shot at 120 mm. The wider scene was taken at 39 mm.

6 comments posted

Lee Ann Stamm   Lee Ann Stamm
Hi Fran: The comparison between the two images certainly shows that you are much closer, but I'm not really sure this is a macro. For instance, a macro might be zooming in on the fern on the rock. It is to see intimate detail.

That being said. I, too, love the little sections in nature rather than the whole scene. Your water is beautifully shot, in particular, the little bit seen under the rock. For some reason, I feel like I want to see something more. Perhaps, it's that the rock and the falling water both appear to be your subject, and they both go right across the middle.   Posted: 03/11/2023 15:59:45
Fran Yates   Fran Yates
The assignment was not for a Macro, but for a close up. I have many Macro lenses that I could have used.   Posted: 03/11/2023 16:29:42

Lee Ann Stamm   Lee Ann Stamm
Fran: I'm so sorry. You are absolutely correct about the assignment being close-ups, not macro. Please accept my apology.   Posted: 03/12/2023 11:00:56
Fran Yates   Fran Yates
:)   Posted: 03/12/2023 12:47:58

Ally Green   Ally Green
I actually really like the orginal version with the full scene but i know that its not this month assignment! I like how you have chosen to get a closer focus on the water flow which is nicely done. However to me the image lacks a centre of interest. The rock appears soft closer up so more detail would be good. Perhaps cropping the rock from the right so to focus more on the water flow?   Posted: 03/13/2023 16:12:02

Chane Cullens   Chane Cullens
Like Ally, I really like the original version. Probably because that is what I'm used to. "I wonder", if in a closeup should the shutter speed be slow to capture a silky look or fast to freeze the action. It depends on what feeling you want the photo to have. Having captured many water running over rocks photos and always being amazed that none of the photos ever expressed the emotions I felt while taking the photos. Back to your photo. See what it looks like with a portrait cropped, remove the right side of the rock, maybe add a tiny bit more space at the top and more at the bottom.   Posted: 03/13/2023 20:31:21


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