Kaylyn Franks  

Oxbow Bend by Kaylyn Franks

October 2019 - Oxbow Bend

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My October image was taken with my iPhone 10 X and processed with snapseed. I did minor adjustments with highlights and contrast. Snapseed does not have a tool to get rid of the photographers :-) This is Oxbow Bend in grand Teton national Park.

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9 comments posted

Mike Patterson   Mike Patterson
You did a nice composition. The fishermen actually didn't bother me. In fact, you might have gotten closer to the one in the middle and used him/her to anchor the shot and give it more of a focal point. Looks like this was also shot toward mid-day, which resulted in some flat lighting, especially on the mountains.   Posted: 10/07/2019 11:59:51

Stephen Levitas   Stephen Levitas
(Group 32)
Really good use of a diagonal line in the foreground and getting close to the foreground content.   Posted: 10/07/2019 21:39:58

Peggy Reeder   Peggy Reeder
Beautiful scene. The foreground is great and I am not bothered by the people. They lend a little perspective. The fall color and reflections are wonderful. I would crop the sky down to nearly the top of the clouds which are much more interesting than the blue. Really nice work!
  Posted: 10/09/2019 04:09:31

Al Swanson   Al Swanson
I love this image because I have a panorama of the same shot hanging above my office door which I took three or four years ago standing about 50 yards to the left of where you shot this. Mount Moran is very impressive especially when contrasted against fall colors. It looks like this was the kind of autumn where some of the aspens turned early and weren't available for viewing with the background foliage. Water level is pretty low. I agree with the suggestion to crop the sky and would do it down to just above the cloud line. Additionally, I think some color saturation would improve the foreground grasses as well as the aspens that were in color. The fishermen are a little bit distracting for me but that's just me.   Posted: 10/11/2019 15:27:06

Marti Buckely   Marti Buckely
Beautiful scene. I agree with the crop of the sky and also Al's suggestion about the saturation. I tried to make the color corrections but I'm not sure what program will open a JFIF file. Here is the sky crop.   Posted: 10/12/2019 16:23:36
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Tom McCreary   Tom McCreary
(Groups 7 & 32)
Great image with the snow on the mountains, reflections and the fall colors.   Posted: 10/13/2019 12:56:38

Jerry Biddlecom   Jerry Biddlecom
I have to agree with the others on moving the top of the image down somewhat. This takes the mountain range off of the vertical center. You have great lines all over the place. The people add to the sense of the almost overwhelming vastness of the natural world while at the same time suggesting that we have a place in it. Beautiful colors and nice reflections. Very well done.   Posted: 10/13/2019 17:48:02

Joseph J Zaia   Joseph J Zaia
Kaylyn, thanks for your beautiful scenics, but you do need to bring the colors out as Marti did. Nice foreground leading lines. Also, the image may be straight, but to me, it appears to be leaning to the right. If you are disturbed by the fishermen, I would copy the tree and paste it on top of the center fisherman. For the others, I would clone some bushes and paste them on top of the figures.   Posted: 10/21/2019 19:45:10

Kaylyn Franks   Kaylyn Franks
Great feedback. When i processed it in Snapseed, it appeared a bit saturated, so not sure what happened. I like Marti's version. The image needs straightened just a smidge and the people are photographers. I was surrounded by 20+. This is one of the most photographed areas in the park. Fall is my favorite time for fall colors and fewer peeps.   Posted: 10/27/2019 11:03:36