Rusty Pinckney  

Lichens by Rusty Pinckney

September 2020 - Lichens

September 2020 - Rusty Pinckney

2nd Version

About the Image(s)

I shot this image with my Canon Power Shot SX10IS while visiting the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Post edited using Elements to improve composition and elimination of distractions. After additional cropping I decided to add a second image for comparison. What say you?

10 comments posted

Arabella Dane   Arabella Dane
I find the first one to be more compelling as the crips details are giving me a sense of the change of the forest and the changing seasons. The leading lines in the composition add interest.   Posted: 09/07/2020 13:09:59
Rusty Pinckney   Rusty Pinckney
Thank you.
  Posted: 09/16/2020 18:51:32

MD Tanveer Hassan Rohan   MD Tanveer Hassan Rohan
Both photos has different meaning . I love the first one.   Posted: 09/07/2020 20:05:42
Rusty Pinckney   Rusty Pinckney
Thank you.   Posted: 09/16/2020 18:51:58

Miriam Power   Miriam Power
I love the 2nd version. For me it's less cluttered and the focus is more on the lichen. I know it's not strictly allowed in nature photography but I cloned some of the blades of grass out to draw the eye more to the lichen. (Thou shalt not get caught 😉)   Posted: 09/13/2020 06:18:48
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Rusty Pinckney   Rusty Pinckney
Miriam, Truth be told I cropped quite a bit of extraneous vegetation before I submitted this. You perfected my efforts. This image would go in Open for competition.   Posted: 09/16/2020 18:50:41

Rusty Pinckney   Rusty Pinckney
Seems I have two images for the price of one. :)

  Posted: 09/16/2020 18:52:56

Brenda Frezeman   Brenda Frezeman
Yes, the two images tell different stories. I'm with Miriam and prefer the second which focuses more on the lichen. I really like the lines and composition of that one, too.   Posted: 09/17/2020 09:20:31

Tom Pickering   Tom Pickering
You have another vote for the 2nd version. The lichen is fascinating to study. The inclusion of the leaves tends to split the focus from what, to me, is the real focal point of the image.   Posted: 09/17/2020 16:03:55

Dan DeVries   Dan DeVries
Both are interesting photos - that tell different stories. I like the one with the leaves. Adding a vignette may help focus to the center.   Posted: 09/18/2020 10:05:09


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