Tatu Korhonen  

A pusher/barge by Tatu Korhonen

December 2023 - A pusher/barge

December 2023 - Tatu Korhonen


About the Image(s)

A pusher/barge combination in the Canal of Nerkoo. This inland waterway canal is my summer cottage neighbor in Lapinlahti, Eastern Finland connecting Lake Onkivesi and Lake Nerkoonjärvi.

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6 comments posted

Debbie Rubin   Debbie Rubin
Lovely image, Tatu. The only thing I would add is a radial focus on the center to bring up the exposure slightly.   Posted: 12/09/2023 15:10:25

Lauren Heerschap   Lauren Heerschap
I think Debbie's idea of a radial focus is a good one. If you have Lightroom, it is found under the new masking tool. I just learned this is also a nice way to focus your vignette - invert the radial and decrease the exposure. Voila, a vignette with the light on the subject. I love waterways and boats, and to me this is an action shot, well maybe slow action. Very interesting. A darker sky might give more contrast too.   Posted: 12/09/2023 20:04:09

Susan Quinn   Susan Quinn
I think the composition of this image is very good. However, the image itself is a little flat. I agree with Debbie and Lauren that these changes should give the image a punch. Susan   Posted: 12/16/2023 15:10:15

Tatu Korhonen   Tatu Korhonen
Is this better? At least in full size your advices made the trick in my mind... Thanks for you all.   Posted: 12/17/2023 00:39:48
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Stuart Bacon   Stuart Bacon
The others have given you a technique that improves the presentation. For me the picture is a story with the tug pushing the barge into a lock and far is more interesting than just showing the tug pushing the barge. Doing the scene in IR gives it a different appeal that neither a straight b/w or color would.   Posted: 12/19/2023 19:18:22

Nelson Charette   Nelson Charette
Very nice image Tatu, I like the way the barge is up into the lock. I would bring up the shadows a bit.   Posted: 12/20/2023 14:58:53