John Gardiner  

Well Preserved by John Gardiner

October 2019 - Well Preserved

October 2019 - John Gardiner


About the Image(s)

Location: Upper Peninsula, Michigan

Photograph is from the Munising area, close top Pictured Rock National Shoreline.

Fujifilm X-T3 with 16-55mm lens (24-70mm eq), settings are 1/320s at f/8, ISO1600.
The image was taken on a tripod. It was quite windy so I was trying to keep my shutter speed high enough to freeze movement in the grasses. The image was processed in LR as a B&W image.

5 comments posted

Don MacKenzie   Don MacKenzie
Good b/w with strong contrast. Sharply focused throughout photo with an interesting sky. Nice that you placed the pond off center. I don't understand your title, "Well Preserved". The place looks desolate to me. Looks like a good example of bad harvesting where stumps are left and no re-planting done, but a very good photo in any case.   Posted: 10/09/2019 08:32:34
John Gardiner
Thanks, Don. I thought the stumps were still there, although they were rotting. Maybe Death Valley is more appropriate.   Posted: 10/09/2019 16:13:21

Cindy Lynch   Cindy Lynch
Your composition, contrast and focus are all very good. Your sky has just enough detail to have interest but not to distract from the scene below it. I agree with Don, that it speaks more of desolation than being well preserved. For me, the monochrome is much stronger than the color and a good choice. I don't have any suggestions for improvement.   Posted: 10/10/2019 13:37:50

Ray Henrikson   Ray Henrikson
Desolation, grim. Had a fire gone through years earlier? Logging with no attempt to replant? OK tonal range but some detail lost in the dark areas - this may not have been an issue in an actual B&W print. I find the subject unsettling. I wonder how close I came to this area on a recent Great Lakes cruise.   Posted: 10/10/2019 16:15:14

Charlie Yang   Charlie Yang
hm, not exactly what I have in mind, "Well Preserved", that need a better title to tell your story.
The scene is sad, not the title suggested.

On the photos, I've no comments, thus.   Posted: 10/11/2019 16:47:42


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