Lisa Auerbach  

Autumn Reflections by Lisa Auerbach

January 2020 - Autumn Reflections

January 2020 - Lisa Auerbach


About the Image(s)

I made a few adjustments in Bridge, for contrast, whites, and, obviously, exposure. I spot healed a few distracting leaves from the water then cropped and added a vignette.
Tripod mounted: 37mm; .3 ; f10; ISO 100; Pattern metering;

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9 comments posted

Pamela Hoaglund   Pamela Hoaglund
A beautiful fall image. I like your cropping that puts the focus on the reflections in the pond with the forest in the background with good dof. Including the leaves floating on the pond in the foreground provides a nice anchor and balance to the image. Nicely done.   Posted: 01/09/2020 13:15:14

Mike Cohen   Mike Cohen
Very pretty scene with lovely colors. I do think the composition could be stronger. I'm not sure what to look at and thought it might work better as a vertical with some dodging and burning to draw the viewer down the path in the back.   Posted: 01/10/2020 13:33:23
Lisa Auerbach   Lisa Auerbach
Are you thinking something like this crop? I am often drawn to an image of something that gave me a strong emotional feeling like this day at this pond gave me. I want to include the whole feeling. The ongoing question for me is what is the star of your image?
I do like my original and also see how a vertical could work.   Posted: 01/11/2020 09:01:55
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Mike Cohen   Mike Cohen
That's exactly what I had in mind. Maybe sliding to the left a bit to keep in more of the leaves.   Posted: 01/11/2020 10:49:22

Sharon Prislipsky   Sharon Prislipsky
This looks to me like a pleasant fall scene and one you could also return to in other seasons. Personally, I prefer the vertical orientation - but that is something I am always drawn to for my own images. It is amazing how I will be shooting with others and I am the only one who ends up with that orientation. I find myself wondering how this image would look if it had been shot from a lower perspective - perhaps even down at the water level - something to consider for the future maybe. The image looks sharp all the way through to me, and I think the light was sudued enough to bring out very nice color.   Posted: 01/14/2020 09:17:12

John Roach   John Roach
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Lisa, your image has wonderful color harmony and is sharp. I agree a vertical or square or some other aspect ration other than landscape will enhance the viewing experience tell the story. These types of image, while very pretty, tend to be more compelling if the aspect ratio can focus how the viewer looks at the scene and focuses in on what will excite the viewer. Sometimes too much scene without layers of elements within the scene can lead my eye to wonder what it is I should be looking at. I am often challenged in landscape of how to make it more than a pretty scene and for it to be compelling and interesting. Your vertical version helps me to see more succinctly and then I feel like I am led through the image very nice.   Posted: 01/15/2020 13:10:25

Judith Lesnaw   Judith Lesnaw
In looking at your image I sense a magical quality in this place. The original displays faint blue streaks that add much to to the affect. Most of these these streaks are lost in your crop. I tried a square crop that retained them. My eyes are now swept upwards, into the gap in the wall on the bank, and on into the leaf-strewn path. See what you think.   Posted: 01/22/2020 16:34:41
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Lisa Auerbach   Lisa Auerbach
I do like it. Some like a vertical crop yet I see merit in both. Thank you for your comment.   Posted: 01/22/2020 17:13:16

Nice fall image with good colors and reflections. I too will have to vote for the vertical format. For me an area that catches my eye and concern and I don't know how to suggest correcting it is the center tree. The tree itself has great definition and texture and color in it but the reflection does not and look to me like there is a flag pole in the water. (Is it too straight or no lower branches to let me know it is a tree)?? This is just my take and initial impression as everything else is done well.   Posted: 01/23/2020 10:20:03