Jack Florence Jr  

Oxbow Bend by Jack Florence Jr

November 2019 - Oxbow Bend

About the Image(s)

I made a visit to Grand Tetons last month, and while unfortunately the clouds never cleared from the mountains, the fresh snow and lack of people made for a nice visit.
In this version, I liked the way the snow on the branches gave the foreground some interest, and some of the details like the distant forest on the right. Processed in Silver fx.

2 comments posted

Albert Zabin   Albert Zabin
I was there this past Summer and really enjoyed your scene with the snow.I think you nailed the tonality. I would rework the composition. I suggested cropping the bottom and the right side. Then your leading line is more definite and the foreground becomes the river. The detail of the snow on the bushes, in my opinion, is too interesting and detracts from the mountains. I would also crop from the right side to keep the aspect ratio. That would move the mountains more off center and make them more important and would repeat the outline of the the trees on the left.   Posted: 11/11/2019 11:24:01

Adrian Binney   Adrian Binney
This is somewhere I know - having been there a number of years ago in the fall. I like your image very much in B&W (makes me think I should look at my old phots, although no snow!).

I agree with Albert that cropping a tad of the right (which doesn't add much) would help move the mountain peak further away from the middle. Cropping from the bottom so the left bottom corner is just water may be an idea, but I'm less sure of this.

Could you darken the white clouds a tad that are around the snowy peak? I just wonder whether this would make the mountains pop a bit more.   Posted: 11/13/2019 11:57:00


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