Sheila Burke-Grey  

Canoeing in Autumn by Sheila Burke-Grey

February 2021 - Canoeing in Autumn

About the Image(s)

This photo was taken this fall at a local park, with my Olympus EM1 Mark II, 12-40mm lens at AP 2.8, ISO 640, 1/640. The men (one with the red vest) in the green canoe, I hired for the shot. Just kidding! It was a rare day out of the house with a friend! I cropped it in PS, adjusted the hue/saturation. I lightened the back area in the shadows.
And framed it.

10 comments posted

Deborah Milburn   Deborah Milburn
Well done. It is a peaceful fall scene   Posted: 02/14/2021 11:28:49

Sheila Burke-Grey   Sheila Burke-Grey
Thanks, Deborah!   Posted: 02/14/2021 19:30:47

Wanda Krack   Wanda Krack
Ah, a canoe at just the right place and time! Wonderful scene and composition. I find the brightness of the grasses in the foreground a little distracting, otherwise a great shot. Have you tried this in black and white, or perhaps selective colors? It gives the viewer a sense of autumn for sure. Another thing that could be done with this picture would be to crop into a pano, with just the lake and canoe. It's funny how sometimes there reside several images in one composition. Nice catch.   Posted: 02/15/2021 03:37:02
Sheila Burke-Grey   Sheila Burke-Grey
Wanda, thanks for your comments. I agree there is a lot to the photo, but I don't quite see it as a pano.
Yes, I can tone down the grasses in the back but I'll save that for another day!   Posted: 02/15/2021 19:25:16
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Marti Buckely   Marti Buckely
(Group 22)
I agree with Wanda about the crop. I was looking at the car in the background and thinking a crop of the canoe and the reflection might be interesting. Perhaps like this?
  Posted: 02/15/2021 17:23:01
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Sheila Burke-Grey   Sheila Burke-Grey
Thanks, Marti..The pano is not to my I see the men gazing at the autumn scene..I appreciate your comments!   Posted: 02/15/2021 19:30:53

Kathy Brand   Kathy Brand
A great picture. I like the version where the sky was cropped out. Then my eye goes right to the green boat with the two people. I like the house and car in the picture.   Posted: 02/18/2021 12:53:42
Sheila Burke-Grey   Sheila Burke-Grey
Thanks, Kathy!
  Posted: 02/21/2021 18:34:23

Steve Jacobs   Steve Jacobs
Sheila, I like it. It is always good when things just fall in place. I would probably remove the car or tone down the windows, maybe bring down the gras in the forground huct a little.   Posted: 02/18/2021 19:44:46
Sheila Burke-Grey   Sheila Burke-Grey
Thanks, Steve. Good comments!
  Posted: 02/21/2021 18:35:02


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