Samuel Lane  

The Needle's Eye by Samuel Lane

November 2020 - The Needle's Eye

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This was taken on the Needles Highway between Custer State Park and the Badlands in South Dakota. Shot with D7200, 8mm, 1/125 sec, f18 and ISO of 1000. This is one narrow road called the “Impossible Highway” because supposedly there was no way to cut a road thru this stretch of mountains. There are three single lane tunnels and anything much larger than an regular SUV can’t get thru.

6 comments posted

Alec Chester   Alec Chester
Very interesting geometry and texture. The golden colors are a plus, too. I thought that the sky on the top could use more contrast but I tried and it didn't add much. Looks good in B & W. (See attached.)   Posted: 11/23/2020 14:59:29
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Samuel Lane   Samuel Lane
Thanks I have it as a B&W print in my folder. I will take another look at the sky.   Posted: 11/23/2020 17:11:48

Gail McTaggart   Gail McTaggart
A great capture Samuel. The colour in the sky blends so well with the aptly named Needle's Eye. Great texture in the rock and I love the tree coming out from the RHS. You may consider cropping out the tree that's just poking through on the bottom left. It come come up well as B&W.   Posted: 11/28/2020 02:03:08
Samuel Lane   Samuel Lane
Thanks did not notice that   Posted: 11/28/2020 09:31:58

Matt Moses   Matt Moses
Initial pass at this I feel its lack impact for me, the tone is all very similar and no strong center of interest. Looking at the b/w conversion I think that has a lot of potential as you have some much texture detail in the rock surface. I'm thinking I must have skipped this road when I was last out in that area of South Dakota.   Posted: 11/28/2020 11:12:55

Samuel Lane   Samuel Lane
Thanks it is still a work in progress. I can tell you the road is not for the faint of heart...   Posted: 11/28/2020 13:24:35


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