Andrew Hersom, PPSA  

Keukenhof Entrance by Andrew Hersom, PPSA

May 2020 - Keukenhof Entrance

About the Image(s)

This was taken last May when my camera club had an outing to the Netherlands and the famous Gardens. The light and the shadows on the roof attracted me. I just straightened up the shot. What do you think, should I crop the right hand side sky or not?

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6 comments posted

Julie Deer   Julie Deer
Hi Andrew, I wonder if you take the image even further and crop the building from the bottom as well as the blue sky. This would make a very interesting abstract. I find my eye keeps going to the windows at the bottom of the image, whereas I'd rather be exploring those wonderful angles.   Posted: 05/03/2020 20:15:26

Anne Nettles   Anne Nettles
Hello Andrew! How lucky to have visited Keukenhof last year. I hear it is amazing. Your image is an interesting abstract composition. I like the division of sections. I am a bit distracted though by the far right. I think I might crop out the sky and and tree. The organic shape of the tree doesn't seem to fit in with the geometric design going on and the lighter sky tends to draw my eye to it. The main interest is certainly the geometric patterns. If you did crop out the far right then you would have three main areas of interest and as you know three is more interesting in a composition than four. Another thing I like is how long the composition keeps my attention. Love how the shadows create another shape. There is a nice 3-d effect with depth created by the shadows and wood beams. You have a good eye for design!   Posted: 05/07/2020 09:20:58

Henry Roberts   Henry Roberts
I like the play of light and the geometric designs of the entrance. Yes, I would join you in cropping the right hand sky but I would leave the bottom as it is. The dark fence is an anchor for the roof.

As another variation you might try cropping in closely on the roof to concentrate on a segment of the geometric design.

Nice work!

How fortunate you and your camera club were to visit the Keukenhof Gardens.   Posted: 05/10/2020 16:43:44

Jamie Carrier   Jamie Carrier
Hi Andrew I love the angles, lines and colors. I agree with others and crop the sky on the right side. Like Henry, keep the bottom.
What a great field trip!   Posted: 05/14/2020 06:26:31

Catherine Honigsberg   Catherine Honigsberg
I like this so bright. I would crop the right sky out and half the bottom fence to keep the green trees out so it was purely abstract.   Posted: 05/18/2020 13:33:06

Alison McMahan   Alison McMahan
Yep, I think the band of blue sky at the right has to go. However if you crop it you lose the feeling of looking at a corner angle of the building. Without that bit of sky for frame of reference that get lost.
An alternative is to play around with it in PHotoshop and darken the bits of sky that can be seen through the wooden beams.
  Posted: 05/28/2020 09:54:22