Dick Perkins  

Northern Nevada landscape by Dick Perkins

January 2020 - Northern Nevada landscape

About the Image(s)

Local pastureland fence near Winnemucca, NV. Monochrome chosen to accentuate the textures and contrasts. Cloudy came in a little grainy with contrast enhancement, so they were isolated and grain muted by software, while the grain in the wood was enhanced.

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8 comments posted

Glenn Rudd   Glenn Rudd
A great monochrome composition. Choice of foreground against the mountains and clouds works well. The texture and drama of the sky in this image is outstanding.

  Posted: 01/04/2020 13:12:38

Sheldon Wecker   Sheldon Wecker
Great composition - use of foreground, midground, background. Leading line of fallen log. Good depth of field. I like the monochrome.   Posted: 01/06/2020 07:28:59

Joe Kennedy   Joe Kennedy
I, too, like your decision to go monochrome here, Dick. You have a definite foreground, a defined middle area and the mountain and clouds bringing up the rear. As mentioned, there is a line leading the viewer into the middle area. A very minor comment, would it have been possible to remove that twig on the lower left - I don't think it adds to the overall impact.   Posted: 01/06/2020 12:16:49
Dick Perkins   Dick Perkins
Tanks, Joe. I think it tends to bring the focus back into the main image. Besides, it would be tedious to remove.   Posted: 01/06/2020 12:31:27
Joe Kennedy   Joe Kennedy
Oh, no, Dick - remove when you were at the site? It would be nearly impossible to take that out now.   Posted: 01/06/2020 12:38:52

Peter Elliston   Peter Elliston
Mono works well with this. Wood texture always shows up well done this way. A dramatic scene that conveys the space and wildness of the area. I enjoyed looking at this very much.   Posted: 01/07/2020 04:14:36

John Hackett   John Hackett
Monochrome is defiantly the way to go with this scene for me.
I like the tones and textures.I also like the use of the fence posts to form a strong foreground.I kind of agree with Joe on the lower left twig, however it probably did not look so intrusive at the time of shooting.   Posted: 01/12/2020 05:23:00

Dick Perkins   Dick Perkins
To answer about the twig that others have commented on, this was somebody's back yard and I would feel reluctant to move anything on another's property.   Posted: 01/12/2020 17:41:05