Jen Carrick  


Shipwreck by Jen Carrick

February 2021 - Shipwreck

About the Image(s)

This was taken in 2016 in California.
I re-edited it in Lr and Topaz and gave it a slight sepia effect to emphasize the age.

F 14, 1/640 at F 71, ISO 200.


8 comments posted




Kirsti Näntö-Salonen   Kirsti Näntö-Salonen
Hi Jen, here is definitely a story! How did the boat end up in the middle of the meadow and what will happen now? The daisies in the foreground make an effective contrast with the wrecked boat and emphasize the fact that it is absurdly out of place. They lead the eye to the boat in the center. The tones are beautiful, and I think that the sepia suits to the atmosphere very well.   Posted: 02/06/2021 12:52:14



Jack Florence Jr   Jack Florence Jr
It's a lovely scene, Jen, very well composed. As Kirsti mentions, the foreground flowers make this extra special. One minor issue for me, is that the toning, the sepia effect seems uneven. Maybe it's because of the vignette, and maybe it's not a problem, was just noticeable to me.   Posted: 02/06/2021 18:02:23
Jen Carrick   Jen Carrick
That is a good point Jack, i.e. to be aware of the conflict between the vignette and the sepia tone. Thanks very much.   Posted: 02/10/2021 14:26:05



Colin Bradshaw   Colin Bradshaw
Hi Jen, nice image but I feel the boat is a little cramped at the top also the tree is almost out of the image have you anymore of the image to give the tree on the left about the same amount as the tree near the back of the boat.   Posted: 02/08/2021 10:03:24
Jen Carrick   Jen Carrick
Thanks Colin. The sky was pretty boring so I cropped it down, but it does cramp the boat. I will try more space and the use of the gradient tool.   Posted: 02/10/2021 14:29:15



Colin Bradshaw   Colin Bradshaw
Hi Jen, nice image but I feel the boat is a little cramped at the top also the tree is almost out of the image have you anymore of the image to give the tree on the left about the same amount as the tree near the back of the boat.   Posted: 02/08/2021 10:03:25



Albert Zabin   Albert Zabin
Very nicely composed. I do agree the boat is a bit cramped. Every sky need not be interesting. In fact, sometimes landscapes are visually confusing because the interesting foreground is competing with a dramatic sky. I do think the uneven toning is a distraction. Technically a monochrome should be one color. Her you have two. Also the sepia is a bit red or orange. I think a straight black and white with perhaps a light selenium tone would be better   Posted: 02/19/2021 15:24:59



Ed Ford   Ed Ford
Wow Jen - that has to some of the worst navigation of a boat I have every seen :-) .

Ship wreck is spot on for a title. To my eye you chose a great subject and a wonderful context. Without reading what others have said, I would have liked to see the boat lower in the image. I do not know if this is cropped or not, but having the boat so close to the upper border of the image detracts (at least to my view) from the over all composition.

I do find your post processing to be good with respect to focus, contrast, lighting and tone. The vignette brings my eye to the boat, as do the flowers leading up to it. I do like both your subject and the concept, but for the placement of the boat.

Having read the other comments, before submitting my own - I agree with Albert about the sky - the boat is the focus of the image, I do not believe a bald sky would have detracted from the image at all as it would have kept the focus on the boat.

A very nice image. Thank you for sharing it with us Jen.   Posted: 02/23/2021 11:06:54



 

Please log in to post a comment