Stuart Bacon, QPSA  


Gazebo by Stuart Bacon, QPSA

May 2020 - Gazebo

May 2020 - Stuart Bacon, QPSA

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About the Image(s)

Using my converted Nikon D 50 I photographed this distant gazebo with my 18-250mm lens set at 220mm. The exposure was 1/640 at f11. Conversion to b/w was in Photoshop where it was cropped and the foreground darkened.


6 comments posted

Terry Clark   Terry Clark
Sometimes out of focus foregrounds can work but here the branch is actually bigger than the gazebo and thus I find it distracting.
I don't find the right side of the image adding much interest and I would have cropped some to keep the focus on the gazebo.

  Posted: 05/02/2020 15:52:45

Helen Herbert   Helen Herbert
This looks a particularly interesting and attractive gazebo against a backdrop of firs. I like the construction to the left of it and wonder what it is. I feel that if the tree in the foreground was sharp it would add more to the image as the
branch sits nicely over the top of the gazebo, but is more of a distraction in this case. Overall the image is mostly mid tones and I feel a little of contrast and sharpening would help lift it. A very nice scene and worth retaking if it were possible.   Posted: 05/11/2020 07:01:19

Julie Walker   Julie Walker
This image leaves me feeling that I would like to see more of the gazebo which is the most interesting part of it. I too find the out of focus branch in the foreground distracting but I like the shadow that it creates and feel that if it were sharper then it would nicely frame the gazebo.I agree with Helen that more contrast and sharpening would help and I also think that it is worth taking again.   Posted: 05/14/2020 09:51:06

Sharon Prislipsky   Sharon Prislipsky
I think you have chosen a worthwhile subject, but I want to walk into this scene a little farther for a better look at it. It appears to be just beyond a little rise in the teraine which obscures the bottom of the structure. In my opinin if you have enough pixels to crop in tighter it would simplify the scene. I believe increasing contrast would make it appear a little sharper, but I am also thinking that since the image is already soft focus maybe adding some glow in Silver Efex Pro2 would add interest. If you have the newest verson of NIK by DxO near the bottom of the presets in there is one called Dark Glow that might just make this image more visually appealing.   Posted: 05/16/2020 11:30:59

Debbie Perez   Debbie Perez
It is a sweet scene and I'm surprised that it isn't sharper. I do agree that more contrast and sharpening would help. If you do use Nik, don't be afraid to work with the sliders if the presets aren't quite where you want them to be. You can get some great effects. I think this has a lot of potential!   Posted: 05/18/2020 12:28:30

Nelson Charette   Nelson Charette
Nice shot of the gazebo, I think maybe a little more clarity or contrast would help out.   Posted: 05/19/2020 08:53:09

 

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