Mervyn Hurwitz  

Deserted House by Mervyn Hurwitz

January 2020 - Deserted House

January 2020 - Mervyn Hurwitz

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January 2020 - Mervyn Hurwitz

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About the Image(s)

Taken in Nova Scotia this summer.
I combined two images to get the depth of field I wanted - one focused on the house and one on the flowers in front.
Sony A7III 73mm ISO 100, f11, 1/320 secs.

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4 comments posted

Bob Benson   Bob Benson
Nicely composed. You did a good job of using focus stacking. There may be a little bit of soft grasses in-between, but that is only noticeable after studying the image, and these are not visually what we are looking at anyway. I also like what you did to the sky for more impact.
One very minor thing you can do that ultimately is just to give it a little tweak may be to clone out the small flower buds that are touching the bottom right and left edges. No big deal, but sometimes what I call "border patrol" can help.   Posted: 01/03/2020 16:55:51

Belinda Hudnall Keller   Belinda Hudnall Keller
Lovely work. You achieved your objective nicely. I have only a couple of nit-picks: remove the 2 darker stems of one flower on left going up across the field and into the darker greens; and, the yellow weed in front. Pretty scene and perfectly natural looking.   Posted: 01/04/2020 10:54:30

Jose Cartas   Jose Cartas
I find the composition very interesting, with the flowers in the foreground leading to the house in the background. The focus stacking allowed for sharp rendition of the flowers and the house. Although initially not noticeable, the out of focus grass in between looks unnatural at a second glance. If foreground and background are sharp, the viewer expects the middle ground to be also sharp. Removing some distracting elements (as suggested by Belinda) will help improve the photo.   Posted: 01/06/2020 19:21:12

I understand Jose's comment about the out of focus grass however I find that for me it adds to the depth of the picture. I see some gray spots to the right of the puffy clouds to the right of the tree. I don't know if they are part of the clouds or not. They look out of place to me. There is another one further down on the same side about 45 degrees to the right of the clouds. I would clone them out.   Posted: 01/20/2020 21:44:42