Helen Sweet  

Springtime Escape from Sheltering-in-Place by Helen Sweet

May 2020 - Springtime Escape from Sheltering-in-Place

About the Image(s)

Our San Francisco counties were the first in the nation to require sheltering in place, so I've been at home since March 16. We do take walks while maintaining safe social distance. A few weeks ago, when the California golden poppies, our state flower, were at their best, I discovered this lovely scene on a nearby ridge. Taken with my iPhone 5S. I cropped, eliminated some distracting items, moved others around a bit, and added a vignette.

9 comments posted

Larry Treadwell   Larry Treadwell
(Groups 36 & 67)
The angle from which this was captured combined with the subtle pointing arrow like shape of the flowers makes for a very powerful leading line towards the tree. I think design feature is what separates this image from so many other that are taken in this location each year.

I feel you did an excellent and most creative job of putting this landscape image together   Posted: 05/13/2020 08:19:13
Helen Sweet   Helen Sweet
Thanks, Larry and thanks too for visiting.
  Posted: 05/13/2020 11:39:48

Gunter Haibach   Gunter Haibach
A beautiful scenic image - love the composition and the colours, textures, and sharpness throughout. I only have one suggestion - would prefer to see a couple of poppies in the foreground a bit closer up. Well done.
  Posted: 05/18/2020 11:04:08
Helen Sweet   Helen Sweet
Thanks, Gunter. Will try again next spring.
  Posted: 05/18/2020 11:19:21

Subhash Sapru   Subhash Sapru
Good to see such a soothing composition. A few more flowers in the foreground would have increased my interest in the image.   Posted: 05/19/2020 01:40:55
Helen Sweet   Helen Sweet
Or crop a bit from the bottom?   Posted: 05/19/2020 12:19:56

Howard Frank   Howard Frank
Wonderful image Helen, I love the color and texture you achieved. I wonder what it would look like if you made the sky a little bluer.   Posted: 05/19/2020 11:34:08
Helen Sweet   Helen Sweet
Just the bottom. Or would any darkening overpower the landscape?
  Posted: 05/19/2020 12:21:12

Grace Bryant   Grace Bryant
Your end result is a beautiful landscape, well composed with the both the hill and the line of flowers guiding the attention through the image. Maybe a little bit off the bottom but it doesn't really matter. Well seen, well done.   Posted: 05/26/2020 21:57:24


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