Joan Field, APSA  

Limpets in Tidal Pool by Joan Field, APSA

November 2020 - Limpets in Tidal Pool

About the Image(s)

Some field trip a long time ago to one of our beaches with tidal pools. I like the limpets, which are not often seen in these pools. These are covered in seaweed, thus green. The color combination is what caught my eye. Sorry, didn't do anythnig except probably increase the vibrance and try to reduce the highlights. The light reflections on the tide pool inhabitants was unfortunate, but I couldn't get rid of it. However, I still like the color palate, so am looking for your comments.

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6 comments posted

Bob Legg   Bob Legg
Joan, thanks for the "about" as this East Coast guy has never seen anything like this and my first impression was you had painted everything. Are the rocks painted blue and red? Now on to the image, the PP that you did would of made the image better. Not sure if it would work, but I think the right edge should have more exposure. When l did a Google on limpets, most images have 1 or several of the same type and in most cases in shells. Sorry, I think you tried to incorporate too many of them under harsh lighting.   Posted: 11/13/2020 17:25:17
Joan Field   Joan Field
There are four limpets there. The colors are within range of reality. I certainly did use the vibrance control to enhance them, but those colors were present. Thanks for your comments.   Posted: 11/25/2020 14:07:02

Kirsti Näntö-Salonen   Kirsti Näntö-Salonen
Nothing like that on our shores, either! The colors are amazing, and the composition is beautiful. I tried to put it through some of the Topaz Studio artistic filters that left only the colors, crude forms and composition, and ended up with several abstract paintings that I would gladly hang on my wall.   Posted: 11/15/2020 11:50:38

Jeri Conklin   Jeri Conklin
Joan, I'm always a fan, but the dark colors of this photo are a distraction to me. Tidal pools can be very colorful, but more blended. The Limpets are covered normally, the rocks might be encrusted with muscles. I guess because I haven't seen anything like this I can't grab onto it. Maybe as a black and white I would like it much better. Sorry :-(   Posted: 11/18/2020 12:31:28

Linda Mui   Linda Mui
Hi Joan,
I really like the way the limpets on the rocks. It looks like as they were thoughtfully arranged. They were pleasing to the eyes. I probably would like to highlight them more by cropping the upper right corner a little bit or add more vignette to that corner. Nice beautiful catch!   Posted: 11/25/2020 07:09:46
Joan Field   Joan Field
I agree that cropping the right hand corner off would bring us in better to the limpets and enhance the composition. Thanks for your comments.   Posted: 11/25/2020 14:08:18