Norm Solomon  


Autumn at Mondo Pond by Norm Solomon

November 2020 - Autumn at Mondo Pond

About the Image(s)

Mondo Pond is located on a nature trail not far from where I live in Connecticut. I was fortunate to be there early one October morning this year just as the colors were peaking. I took this image as a 9 image `stack’. I was trying to convey the glory of fall color!

Nikon Z6 24-200 @ 115mm F8 1/30 ISO 100 - a 9 image stack processed in Helicon Focus & in Photoshop


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5 comments posted




John Hackett   John Hackett
This picture sums up for me my problem with autumnal scenes. The colours are fabulous, but often for me that is all I see.This picture has the addition of the little bit of land in the beautifully reflection coloured water. I might be inclined to take a crop from the top to eliminate the sky, just my personal choice.   Posted: 11/15/2020 06:07:41



Marcela Stegemueller   Marcela Stegemueller
The colors and reflections are glorious. I would have wanted to see a little more to the right of the rock.   Posted: 11/17/2020 13:16:51



Stan Bormann   Stan Bormann
There are always a lot of choices of where to crop these reflection shots. I rather like the crop at the bottom, perhaps a little more space under the rock, but this is fine. I might also like a little space to the right of the rock, but this is fine also. The crops used puts the shoreline nice on about a 1/3 line. It is interesting to move the image around and see what a crop to the sky would do. I think I agree with John, I don't think the sky was needed. Your process made this tack sharp throughout.   Posted: 11/18/2020 10:17:42



Stan Bormann   Stan Bormann
There are always a lot of choices of where to crop these reflection shots. I rather like the crop at the bottom, perhaps a little more space under the rock, but this is fine. I might also like a little space to the right of the rock, but this is fine also. The crops used puts the shoreline nice on about a 1/3 line. It is interesting to move the image around and see what a crop to the sky would do. I think I agree with John, I don't think the sky was needed. Your process made this tack sharp throughout.   Posted: 11/18/2020 10:17:43



Harriet Ciccone
Your image is all about the glorious color of fall and this image has a painterly quality which is lovely. I would not change anything.   Posted: 11/22/2020 11:00:05