Sarah Bernstein  

Frozen Lake by Sarah Bernstein

January 2020 - Frozen Lake

About the Image(s)

I took this on a cloudy day when the lake was flooding. Aperture priority, Exposure time 1/100, auto white balance, ISO 250. The water is several feet over the dock.
Very nice!Wow!Nice!

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6 comments posted

Lynne Lewis   Lynne Lewis
Sarah, this capture is very nice and I do like the lacy effect from the thin frozen layer of water at the edge of the lake. I also like that you kept this as a color image.   Posted: 01/12/2020 13:37:28

Michael Braunstein   Michael Braunstein
wow. Love this. I would crop off some from the bottom and the right to close in on the subject.   Posted: 01/12/2020 14:11:21

Stuart Caine   Stuart Caine
The picture is great. I would crop some off the top and bottom, this would bring in the subject closer, as Michael had said.   Posted: 01/13/2020 12:09:59

Keith Parris   Keith Parris
This is a great documentary photograph. The chairs and overturned boat (apparently on the dock) and the water into the foreground tell the story of the flood. I might try cropping some of the sky out of the image. Burr - I do not like cold weather.   Posted: 01/13/2020 23:46:38

Stephen Levitas   Stephen Levitas
(Group 32)
In spite of your several colleagues suggesting some cropping, I will give a reason to consider keeping the current view. The relationship between nature and humans (especially in Asian art) is often portrayed as the human element occupying a very small place in the grandness of nature. I think your image expresses that very well--the grandeur of the lake has expanded in flood to overwhelm the human objects. Perhaps it is gentle, and will subside, and the human element will be permitted to re-assume its presence beside the lake.   Posted: 01/21/2020 21:38:43

Holly Moore   Holly Moore
Love your photo. The center of interest is strong, framed nicely and also contrasts well against the water. I think your composition will be stronger if you crop some from the bottom and from the side to eliminate some of the bottom right, which doesn't really add to the subject. I agree with Michael - close in on the subject more.   Posted: 01/22/2020 17:29:20