Marcela Stegemueller  

Topsy Turvy by Marcela Stegemueller

October 2019 - Topsy Turvy

October 2019 - Marcela Stegemueller


About the Image(s)

While in Colorado, I took this photograph of the reflections on a small pond by the house. I liked the colors; however, I am not sure it works. I called the cropped picture Topsy Turvy. The original picture was larger and had a small amount of bank showing. While using a tripod, my shutter speed was 1/6 sec. @ f/16 and ISO 1600. I did the basic adjustments, removed some telephone lines and that is it. I don’t have NIK or Topaz in the new laptop I am using.

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

Norm Solomon   Norm Solomon
I really like the colors & exposure in this image & I like the ethereal feel you get from the open space.But I think it would have a better initial impact if the image were rightside up...   Posted: 10/08/2019 13:58:22

John Hackett   John Hackett
I love images like this. The viewer has to think what is going on, but it is the shapes and the colours that make it. Maybe you could do with something to break up the large central area of water. Maybe just a floating leaf, or is it just me.   Posted: 10/16/2019 04:38:32

Carroll Reynolds   Carroll Reynolds
Interesting shot Marcella. It took me a minute to sort out the reflection (should have read your description first). I like the colors. Perhaps darkening the upper portion of the image would help balance the light.   Posted: 10/16/2019 09:15:06

Stan Bormann   Stan Bormann
I like the image. The vivid colors and sharp detail in the foreground complimenting the washed out look soft look at the top provides a strong sense of depth and interest. I like the idea of darkening the top a bit, perhaps a gradient would work, but I have a feeling it would not work well. Darkening white or near white tends to turn grey and not be attractive. Sometimes you can do it with saturation increase, but I have a feeling it would not work well. Probably just enjoy it the way it is.   Posted: 10/16/2019 23:34:51

Harriet Ciccone
Very interesting light and autumn subject. I would consider cropping the yellow leaves at the top and bringing out more detail in the lower left corner to balance the image.
  Posted: 10/20/2019 10:34:43