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Preparing For Winter by Marti Buckely

November 2020 - Preparing For Winter

November 2020 - Marti Buckely


About the Image(s)

This title has dual meaning - the squirrel is storing away nuts and things and the trees are also preparing for winter. I made corrections to the temperature, exposure, clarity and detail along with adding some vibrance.

9 comments posted

Mike Patterson   Mike Patterson
Beautiful capture of the falls colors. Wish we had more of this down in South Texas, albeit without the winter snow! Nicely balanced composition with the wooden fence and trail or road leading into the frame. Perfect job of removing the distracting trash can and minor cropping. And great processing to bring out the colors. Very enjoyable image to look at.   Posted: 11/05/2020 07:56:01

Jerry Biddlecom   Jerry Biddlecom
I like the intersection of the strong vertical lines provided by the trees and the strong horizontal lines of the fence. Together the fence and the trail give a nice line meandering from the front of the image toward the back and then into the forest. Like Mike, I too wish we had colors like this down here in south Florida. Green throughout the year can sometimes get a bit monotonous.   Posted: 11/06/2020 13:41:10
Joseph J Zaia   Joseph J Zaia

Yes Jerry, what I miss most of all from the north, are the Fall Colors. However, Georgia and Tennessee also offer some spectacular Fall Colors. Perhaps next Fall, if possible and if you would like, you could drive up to me and we can both explore the Georgia colors.
  Posted: 11/12/2020 14:12:02

Peggy Reeder   Peggy Reeder
I feel like I have been here. Midwestern fall scene, lovely muted colors. The lines of the sidewalk and fence lead the eye through the image so well. I'd like to reduce some of the foreground to focus more on the trees - but then you'd lose the squirrel and some of the charm.   Posted: 11/08/2020 16:44:20

Al Swanson   Al Swanson
This is certainly a comforting and relaxing image to view. Great composition with the fence line. I think the image would have been improved for me if the bright road was not there, but you can't help that. My only suggestion on this would have been to brighten the image overall and add just a little bit more saturation to bring out the orange leaves. This might add just a bit of warmth. Nicely done.   Posted: 11/09/2020 10:15:39
Marti Buckely   Marti Buckely
Tried burning in the path but it was showing a green cast. Did some saturation in the trees. Better?   Posted: 11/09/2020 10:57:29
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Peggy Reeder   Peggy Reeder
Yes!   Posted: 11/09/2020 15:57:53

Kaylyn Franks   Kaylyn Franks
I just finished watching No More Rules!? Human Perceptions and Compositions by Colleen Minuik
She talks about the use of shapes, lines, position and color to tell our story. I feel this image falls right in line with the ideas she shared. First, you have the squirrel in the lower left which is round and then the fence which has varied angles leading the eye to the base of the tree trunks, then to the walk path and then out of the frame. The tree trunks have strong vertical lines in comparison to the angles of the fence. Then the walk path has a different angle leaving you wondering where it goes. The foliage has warm colors contrasting with the green, which provides peace. I really like the composition and processing. The only suggestion I have is to clone out the dark branches at the top and replace with foliage from the tree.   Posted: 11/10/2020 09:50:43

Joseph J Zaia   Joseph J Zaia
With all that has been said, there is little left for me to say. It certainly is an inviting scene. I agree with Al about the walkway, but at the same time, the fence and the walkway add the element of human interest. You're remake Marti, is an improvement, but for me, it could use a little more brightness.
  Posted: 11/12/2020 14:01:10


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