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Back-lit frond by Dick Perkins

December 2019 - Back-lit frond

About the Image(s)

Palm frond showing the splendid patterns and symmetry that a simple plant with back-lighting can present.

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6 comments posted

Joe Kennedy   Joe Kennedy
Keeping it simple works here, Dick. a great study in patterns and shadows. I think the amount of detail on the leaf enhances the impact of the shadows. Even those shadows appear very sharp!   Posted: 12/04/2019 09:00:30

Peter Elliston   Peter Elliston
Simple but effective. A kind of abstract that isn't one. Kind of draws your eye in looking for detail and colour. What photography is all about.   Posted: 12/05/2019 07:42:17

Sheldon Wecker   Sheldon Wecker
I like the repeating light/dark shadow pattern, which is mimicked in the fine lines in the leaf. The yellow/green almost monochromatic colors also work well. I wonder what it would look like if the negative space at the top of the image was cropped, perhaps eliminating the first shadow, and then perhaps cropping a little from the right. I think that might emphasize the repeating pattern of light/dark which is at the core of this image's appeal.

I've always liked "graphic arts" images. A local photographer/high school teacher who came to photography through graphic arts has done a series called Stuccoland, https://johnnykerr.com/stuccoland/ which you may enjoy.   Posted: 12/08/2019 11:14:47

John Hackett   John Hackett
Very simple yet very appealing. Lots of detail and shapes for the eye to meander over.   Posted: 12/12/2019 05:21:17

Glenn Rudd   Glenn Rudd
An interesting composition with good texture and colors but leaves me wondering just what is the subject.   Posted: 12/12/2019 11:02:09

Dick Perkins   Dick Perkins
Glenn: They ask the same questions of Jackson Pollack. Sometimes it is just art. Thanks.   Posted: 12/12/2019 11:44:59