Ken Carlson, GPSA  

 Spring Flowers in the Mountains by Ken Carlson, GPSA

January 2020 - Spring Flowers in the Mountains

About the Image(s)

Nikon D810. 26mm F/11 16s. ISO 64
In Photoshop, I removed a color cast, Lightened the yellow with a mask and sharpened
I really liked the feeling of the flowers coming back after the long winter and how cheerful they felt on a grey overcast day.

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6 comments posted

Bob Wills   Bob Wills
Great eye to capture this image. The color and sharpness are, in my opinion, spot on. I enjoy your composition immensely, and the narrative matches the image. As you have included the bright break in the clouds, I suggest a radial spot leading the eye to the flowers.   Posted: 01/08/2020 10:20:48
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Marilyn Peake   Marilyn Peake
I like the bright yellow flowers against the dark background. It's great that you saw that and captured the image.   Posted: 01/08/2020 23:03:21

Bob Patrick   Bob Patrick
I agree with the others, but the flowers are too bright for this background. Maybe if the background was suppressed more it would work better.   Posted: 01/10/2020 22:04:02

Elizabeth Mangham   Elizabeth Mangham
This is a nice capture, I like it as is. Yellow can really lift the spirits on a gray day. The dark makes the rocky ridge behind the flowers look strong and mighty, very rugged. One silly thing distracts my eye. The bright branch from the flowers on the very left that dissects the rocky cliff bothers me. It looks like a road with a truck on the very end, but I think it is a branch with a dead flower on it. Whatever it is I would clone the end out so that it does not cut that chunk of the mountain off.
Very nice work.   Posted: 01/12/2020 20:23:13

Paul Hoffman   Paul Hoffman
This does come across with a dramatic feel of the flowers nestled in and protected from the elements. The tone and everything adds the feeling of this need for snuggling down. I do wonder though if a slight turn to the left would have been helpful for the image to give more of the expanse. But very dramatic.   Posted: 01/14/2020 09:39:49

Raymond Zurschmitten   Raymond Zurschmitten
That's a nice picture. The surroundings and the background bear witness to the mountain flower. The many scrawny stems are part of nature, but for me they have a disturbing effect.   Posted: 01/15/2020 03:49:55