Larry Crook  

White Dog on an Empty Road by Larry Crook

October 2019 - White Dog on an Empty Road

October 2019 - Larry Crook


About the Image(s)

This image was taken while I was staying at a farm B&B in Iceland. I used my Nikon D750 with a 28-300 zoom lens set at 28mm, f4.5, 1/500 sec, ISO 200.

I opened it and cropped it in PS and then I converted it to black and white and adjusted the contrast, brightness, and structure in Silver Efex Pro 2.

This round’s discussion is now closed!
6 comments posted

David Halgrimson   David Halgrimson
This image has good impact and interest. The clouds are great with good contrast. The dog being white stands out and catches the eye and I like how it is so close to the bottom and left edge. The road leading in works well to bring the eye to the dog also. Overall I find the image a bit flat, I would lighten the foreground and the dog to give more contrast from the sky and make the dog stand out even more. A very nice image and pleasing to view.   Posted: 10/02/2019 14:11:11

Paul Hoffman   Paul Hoffman
I look at this and find myself thinking I am so happy the dog is there as the focal point of the image otherwise the main focal point would be the post on the left. The image does come across rather grey and I do get the feeling that it may have been very windy. 1/500 and the clouds are blurred. Just needs a touch more contrast to lift the image for me.   Posted: 10/14/2019 06:02:57

Lance Lewin   Lance Lewin
(Groups 83 & 87)
Hi Larry - just visiting - I am from Group 87 and 83.

For the type of Landscape or Travel photograph this represents, I like it! The sense of space is key in presenting to the viewer the location and what you experience emotionally at time of capture.

Tip: Perhaps you can go back into Silver Efex Pro 2 and place the "structure" at zero, but instead, add "control points" strategically and add "Contrast" (just a little at a time). With more contrast strategically placed the image will likely pop, as it were. Just a thought.   Posted: 10/14/2019 06:52:22

John Roach   John Roach
(Groups 52 & 64)
Very nice composition and mode. Adjusting curve and contrast a little bit, I think, will enhance the image. It has a lot wonderful detail that might be opened up some doing that.   Posted: 10/24/2019 10:48:32

Vincent Cochain   Vincent Cochain
Some could say the dog could have been in the opposite direction (vertical symetry). I would say "not at all". This is just the force of this picture.
Beautiful sky and clouds. There is still place to have more contrat, isn't it?   Posted: 10/25/2019 08:41:20

M. Arfan Asif   M. Arfan Asif
Good one Larry. I feel the image needs some punch. Two options have been provided by Lance and John and agree the impact then would be much more as the tonality here is a bit compromised. You still have a very nice image.   Posted: 10/31/2019 14:09:19