Chuck Carstensen  

Look Left Fly Right by Chuck Carstensen

June 2020 - Look Left Fly Right

June 2020 - Chuck Carstensen


About the Image(s)

Image originally made per assignment for the PSA 365 Day Project - Right Turn Only. I was walking up to the scene ready to press the shutter release when this Magpie flew in behind me and landed on the sign. It surprised me. As luck would have it I had the camera set to shoot, fired away and got 2 exposures before the bird flew away a couple of seconds later. Not sure if he (or she) went right. Fujifilm X-E3, ISO 1000, aperture priority, 1/1600 at f/10. Acros Black and White film simulation. Post processed in Luminar 4 with an added sky and sun rays.

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4 comments posted

David Price   David Price
I think your added sky improves the image by a wide margin. What I find odd is that we are told to turn right but the bird is looking left and the truck is going left. It makes me feel uneasy.   Posted: 06/07/2020 18:01:03

Lorna Zaback   Lorna Zaback
I actually like the irony of the magpie looking left juxtaposed with the "right turn only" sign. The bird, the signs, the truck going the wrong way, the added clouds and sun rays really tell a story. Do you have enough megapixels to crop in on those elements (maybe a vertical crop) to eliminate some of the busy-ness in the frame? Just an idea...   Posted: 06/10/2020 17:53:23
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Cindy Lynch   Cindy Lynch
What a great sky! I like Lorna's crop very much. For me, there are too many words in the frame. I find myself trying to read everything rather than taking in the whole scene.   Posted: 06/14/2020 21:22:09

Jeffrey Klug   Jeffrey Klug
I like Lorna's crop, the car on the left is distracting, the truck adds to the strange story. It is an interesting image.   Posted: 06/14/2020 22:23:24