Raymond Zurschmitten  

Bright Future by Raymond Zurschmitten

November 2020 - Bright Future

About the Image(s)

The image was taken with the Fuji GFX 50s at 1/250 seconds, aperture 22 and ISO 640 with 64 mm (lens 32 - 64 mm). The image was taken without filters and processed with minimal editing in Lightroom.

On the way back from the Roseg valley to Pontresina I saw this scene, which I liked to capture with my camera. The infant is accompanied by his father and sibling into a beautiful autumn world - a fine symbolism.

8 comments posted

Bob Patrick   Bob Patrick
Love the tones and contrast. The composition and leading lines make the shot.   Posted: 11/04/2020 08:06:36
Raymond Zurschmitten   Raymond Zurschmitten
Thank you Bob for your comment   Posted: 11/13/2020 10:42:27

Marilyn Peake   Marilyn Peake
This is gorgeous and moving. The snowy mountains against the green and yellow trees is awesome. The leading line of the road and the way the mountain forms a u-shape help lead the eye around the scene. The father walking into this beautiful scene with his children is quite moving.   Posted: 11/11/2020 00:55:51
Raymond Zurschmitten   Raymond Zurschmitten
Thank you Marilyn for your comment. When I look at the picture I cannot help but see a story in it. I place myself in the situation of a small child, who looks forward to a bright future. I wish him all the best for this.   Posted: 11/13/2020 11:08:20

Paul Hoffman   Paul Hoffman
I used to love my Sundays, my dad always made sure that we went out very early and learnt and explored the land around us, but we never had views like this, if that does not put a joy into your heart and a spring into your step then your sad. Magic and a joy. A the moment I am struggling to walk the stairs, so thank you for putting a smile on my face.   Posted: 11/13/2020 06:52:55
Raymond Zurschmitten   Raymond Zurschmitten
Many thanks Paul for the fine and personal comment. The picture also awakens feelings in me every time I look at it. I am happy to have recognized and photographed this situation.   Posted: 11/13/2020 11:21:06

Randy Dykstra   Randy Dykstra
Composition cannot be better. This is a perfect example of creating a story with a photo. All the above comments by others are well founded. I do think that you could get a bit more out of this image with some dodging and burning. Perhaps a spotlight on the family trailing up to the snow covered mountain. Some of the shadows on the trees and hills could be highlighted and the colors pushed a bit. Then a vignette... which would reduce the brightness of the road and lead or bring the eye back to the central story.   Posted: 11/16/2020 19:14:36
Raymond Zurschmitten   Raymond Zurschmitten
Many thanks Randy for your suggestions. I applied them and the picture looks better. Especially the lightening of the darker parts has a good effect.   Posted: 11/17/2020 06:52:41


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