Linda M Medine  

Untitled by Linda M Medine

January 2021 - Untitled

January 2021 - Linda M Medine


About the Image(s)

This image was taken on December 21, 2020 at Percy Quinn State Park near McComb, Mississippi. It was at sunrise on a very foggy morning. I cropped and used the rules of thirds to keep the bird in the right top. I also flipped the image. None of the other campers were up and I was so excited to witness this beautiful bird flying round and landing on a dead limb in the water at sunrise in the foggy morning. Because of the fog the image is a little soft and moody. I am usually not up to witness this beautiful scene. I use my Nikon D800 with 28mm - 300mm,1/250, 5.6f, ISO 1000.

7 comments posted

Bruce Michelotti   Bruce Michelotti
I really like the high key look of your image Linda. I think your decision to flip was spot on and I feel the mirror image in the water completes the total look of your shot. I am not at all bothered by any softness as that is exactly what is called for in your image and you have executed this well.
I don't really think you need that branch on the left though to tell your story. This would be perfect for a note card.
  Posted: 01/01/2021 16:18:43

Linda M Medine   Linda M Medine
Thank you Bruce. Happy New Year.   Posted: 01/01/2021 19:13:17

Alex Cohen   Alex Cohen
Linda, I like the minimalism aspect to this image quite a bit, as well as the strong contrast. I feel like the additional stick off to the left is a bit of a distraction. I don't mind the blur/softness, I feel it gives it a nice blend with the strong contrast (kind of artsy)   Posted: 01/05/2021 10:26:46

Lane B Lewis   Lane B Lewis
If your intent was to make a high image, I would liked to have seen the bird sharper.
The fog does give it a moody look and if minimalism was your intent, I believe you succeeded. The branch on the left brings nothing to the party.   Posted: 01/05/2021 12:46:30

Mark McKinney   Mark McKinney
What a great edit! When high key works, it really works! This almost looks like a Japanese painting and I mean that as a big complement. Flipping the image was a really good idea! When life gives you lemons - make lemonade! Shadows! Leading lines. Just wonderful!!!   Posted: 01/05/2021 16:46:55

Linda M Medine   Linda M Medine
I made the change that was suggested and I like it better. Thank you, Everyone   Posted: 01/10/2021 16:11:42
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Harley Rubens   Harley Rubens
They are both excellent, High key and minimalistic. Fine example of the later. I think taking out stick makes it different but in the original it kind of marks the edge of the composition. I too like the flip, since I am looking left to right, the bird seems to be flying into me and the frame. Soft with the soft reflection seems just right. Neat photo Linda. Just wondering About what you think of increasing contrast.   Posted: 01/13/2021 13:09:21
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