Harriet Ciccone  

Cuttaloosa Farm by Harriet Ciccone

January 2020 - Cuttaloosa Farm

January 2020 - Harriet Ciccone


About the Image(s)

This photo was taken at a farm close by where I bought my Old English “Babydoll” sheep. I first tuned the image in SnapSeed. After I read the Rad Drew article in PSA Journal (January 2020), I applied the Painteresque app to bring out the textures in this scene.

F2.8, 6.30mm, ISO 80.
Leica D-Lux 2

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5 comments posted

John Hackett   John Hackett
I like the use of the texture on the scene, it is quite subtle. The texture has also seemed to reduce the saturation of the original.I also like the composition with the buildings slightly to one side.   Posted: 01/12/2020 07:48:42

Norm Solomon   Norm Solomon
Compared to the original I too like the use of texture in this image and the almost pastel like colors. I also like the leading line of the fence on the right.
Nice job!

Some thoughts: would using a smaller aperture--say f 5.6 or f8 help with more depth of field (since your ISO is 80 there is certainly iso `room' to do this if shooting auto iso.

Also ,would making the image `tighter' by cropping out the tree on the left be an enhancement?
  Posted: 01/12/2020 09:04:09

Ann McDermott   Ann McDermott
Hi Harriet,
I like the processing here and think the painterly quality you gave this photo works well.
The composition is good too. I kike how that fencing goes off to the right and the amount of space you left behind the tree that's on the left, behind the mill.

P.S. I don't know what an Old English Babydoll Sheep is, but do hope to see one in a future picture. :)   Posted: 01/12/2020 15:21:06

Marcela Stegemueller   Marcela Stegemueller
I like the composition (using the Rule of Thirds and the leading lines). You might try cropping the tree on the left as Norm suggested. It would emphasize the house a little more. The painterly filter works beautifully on this pastoral image.   Posted: 01/12/2020 18:33:31

Stan Bormann   Stan Bormann
An interesting image with good composition and color. I suspected it might be a cellphone picture or something without a lot of resolution. There is something about the image that doesn't feel quite right to me. Perhaps it is the SnapSeed processing   Posted: 01/29/2020 23:40:08