Lou Karcher  


Reef Sea Fan by Lou Karcher

October 2020 - Reef Sea Fan

About the Image(s)


Nikon D810
AF-S Micro Nikkor
105mm
f2.8 GED lens plus a flash.
Washed ashore from a Belize reef,
Cropped and tilted image. Increased the mid-tones and vibrancy. Sharpened image and added a vignette using ON1-Photo Raw.


5 comments posted




Neal R. Thompson, M.D.   Neal R. Thompson, M.D.
Lou, I get the impression that this is not very large. Interesting what nature comes up with. Might consider copping off a bit on the right as the out of focus black does not add to the image.   Posted: 10/04/2020 15:14:24



Barbara Asacker   Barbara Asacker
Hi Lou,
This is a perfect abstract image. You have captured the texture and colors very nicely. It definitely keeps my eye in the image.
Barbara   Posted: 10/05/2020 10:02:54



Murphy Hektner   Murphy Hektner
Hi Lou, I have to agree with Neil in cropping from the right as the out of focus area is quite distracting as your eye wants to go there. The picture would make a nice vertical if you used just the left half of the image   Posted: 10/08/2020 01:05:32



Richard Story   Richard Story
LOU,
INTERESTING FAN, I CAN SEE THAT YOU TILTED THE IMAGE AS THE DOF RUNS FROM RIGHT TO LEFT ACROSS THE IMAGE,
THIS IS AN IMAGE LYOU CAN TAKE FROM MANY DIFFERENT ANGLES, I FEEL LIKE I MAY HAVE FOCUSED FURTHER BACK TO CAPTURE THOSE THREE VEINS MAKING THAT THE MAIN SUBJECT LIKE AN ARIAL VIEW OF A RIVER SYSTEM.
THEN ALL THAT DISTRACTING STUFF ON THE RIGHT WOULD DISAPPEAR,
I NWOULD CERTAINLY KEEP THE ANGLE OF VIEW, IT ADDS THE TEXTURE, STRAIGHT DOWN WOULD LOOK VERY FLAT, THE LIGHT COMING FROM THE SIDE ALSO HELPS ADD DETAIL.
BY THE WAY BELIZE IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE CENTRAL AMERICAN COUNTRIES, LOVE THE PEOPLE THERE.   Posted: 10/12/2020 09:45:54



Priscilla Farrell   Priscilla Farrell
Hi Lou, Abstract photography is one of my favorites. I like the colors and textures in this image particularity the veining on the left side. Others in the group have made several suggestions which are good. You could try either cropping along the right side of the frame or converting to a vertical. I think there are many possibilities for an interesting view of the See Fan.   Posted: 10/19/2020 12:36:52



 

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