Joseph J Zaia, FPSA, ASIIPC, FMC  

Nature's Painting by Joseph J Zaia, FPSA, ASIIPC, FMC

September 2020 - Nature's Painting

September 2020 - Joseph J Zaia, FPSA, ASIIPC, FMC


About the Image(s)

I have a fascination for reflections and especially, water reflections. Because of the motion in the water, there are no two alike. I like to always include a bit of the solid ground, which serves as a base for the reflection to sit on, when I flip the image in which way it forms a good composition. Generally, the result is the look of a painting by Nature. This image is from the Oklahoma City Memorial Pool.

5 comments posted

Jerry Biddlecom   Jerry Biddlecom
Certainly reminiscent of impressionist painting -- getting away from the realistic and tending toward the somewhat abstract and essential feel for what you saw. The gap at the lower left hand side is distracting, and the solid ground you mentioned at the bottom seems like it was a part of the picture that you overlooked, and might have been cloned out or expanded. Other than that I find this to be a good and creative look at nature; the colors are a reminder that autumn might not be too far off. Well done!   Posted: 09/09/2020 14:41:28

Mike Patterson   Mike Patterson
A very nice image. I like the way you enhanced the colors and the creative use of the reflection in the pool, kind of a Monet look. I agree with Jerry about the thin line at the bottom. This could easily be cropped out. I don't find the little bush at the lower left a big distraction. If you removed it, you'd be left with a big empty space that would draw the eye off the page. So I don't know how to handle it, other than leave it be.   Posted: 09/09/2020 16:32:15

Peggy Reeder   Peggy Reeder
This is a lovely soft image. I really like how you brought out the colors of autumn. Very impressionistic as Jerry and Mike have said. I think you could easily clone in more vegetation to fill the empty spot on the lower left. I think that would help balance the picture. Very nice Joe, and very creative.   Posted: 09/10/2020 13:35:02

Marti Buckely   Marti Buckely
It is artsy and impressionistic as Peggy mentioned. Maybe it's just my eyes but I find it hard to look at. I guess my brain says it would be okay if the tree were upside down as a reflection would show. Great you are thinking outside the box though.   Posted: 09/15/2020 22:37:18

Joseph J Zaia   Joseph J Zaia
I am sorry I was not able to find a better image to express my idea, but perhaps I will in the future. You are all in sync with our comments. Yes, the empty area can be filled in, but cropping the line at the bottom, would leave the tree standing on air and I wanted to show you some base to support the tree. Unfortunately, it was part of the pool edge.   Posted: 09/26/2020 17:42:19


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