Harriet Ciccone  

Peacfully Grazing by Harriet Ciccone

May 2020 - Peacfully Grazing

May 2020 - Harriet Ciccone


About the Image(s)

I am again drawn to the grazing of livestock in this most uncertain time. I tuned the image in SnapSeed, removed blemishes in Touch/Retouch and to make it seem “other worldly” applied the Painteresque app.
F4.0 6.30mm ISO 80

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

Stan Bormann   Stan Bormann
The curved line formed by the sheep brings me to the old mill which is good. The mill and the curve of the hill in front of the mill are near the 1/3 line from the top. I think the image would show larger and perhaps have more impact as a result if the top was cropped down a bit. The green is a little overwhelming to me. You might want to play with the saturation of both green and yellow to adjust this a bit.   Posted: 05/08/2020 08:01:15

Larry Treadwell   Larry Treadwell
(Groups 36 & 67 & 89)
I really like the curve line of the sheep that leads the eye back to the building. That creates a powerful composition and was well seen.

Greens are always tough to render properly and these look a little bit intense.

My biggest suggestion is when shooting animals capturing the eye is always a big thing. These sheep would be much more powerful if one or two of them, at least, had their heads up. Sometimes if you just wait a while they will lift those heads.   Posted: 05/08/2020 16:21:54

Norm Solomon   Norm Solomon
A good capture. I agree with Larry & Stan's comments...And I wonder if it would have been possible to wait until the third sheep from the bottom was out of the way (or perhaps a `sheep whisperer was available?<g>...to me at least it throws off the symmetry of the leading line to the old mill. But overall good job!   Posted: 05/10/2020 14:02:25

John Hackett   John Hackett
A tranquil scene. The line of sheep lead the eye to the building. They certainly look like they have plenty of grass to feed on. Your modification works well on the building and location, but to me it has made the sheep appear as if made of stone.   Posted: 05/15/2020 04:53:04

Marcela Stegemueller   Marcela Stegemueller
Good eye to notice the leading line made by the sheep to the cabin, even if the fourth one was not as cooperative. Especially, at this time, we are all looking for tranquil scenes. I like the texture and painterly effect added by Snapseed to the cabin, trees and grass; however, in my opinion, the sheep looked better as they were.   Posted: 05/20/2020 20:50:43

Carroll Reynolds   Carroll Reynolds
great use of sheep as a leading line to the mill. The image takes a mill image and makes it an interesting view.   Posted: 05/31/2020 08:28:09

Ann McDermott   Ann McDermott
Definitely a peaceful photo. The sheep are lined up nicely and bring my eye to the mill, which is also interesting. I agree with Marcela about the texture on the sheep. Maybe back it off a little.   Posted: 05/31/2020 09:04:44