Jeff Fleisher  


Yarn by Jeff Fleisher

November 2020 - Yarn

About the Image(s)

Per your note, it is a closeup of something we have around the house...a pile of yarn. The goal was to provide a picture using an everyday subject but make it colorful and interesting. I wanted to show a lot of detail in the closeup pieces of yarn but fade out the background. The image was processed in On1 Photo Raw using the standard develop settings. Not a lot was needed to be done to the image.

The photo was taken with my Nikon Z6 with the following settings: Lens: 200mm, ISO 400, f/stop: f/40,shutter: 2.5 seconds.


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6 comments posted




Peter Newman   Peter Newman
Hi Jeff,
you certainly have given us a colorful image this month. It's nice and sharp in front, but I am puzzled why you wanted to fade out the background, which has the more dominant colors. To my eyes the image looks too busy. perhaps if you arranged the yarn so that we could see complimentary colors adjacent to each other, with some relationship of the strands to each other, yu would have a stronger image.   Posted: 11/13/2020 17:09:39



Lynne Hollingsworth   Lynne Hollingsworth
Hi Jeff - Personally I like this image. It's colorful, happy and to my eye provides the "right" amount of color balance. Allowing focus to the background could easily cause distraction, particularly if the colors are bold.

There's movement along the color spectrum on the left, bringing the eye into the image and the blue loop helps keep the attention. The issue I do see Is that there are areas at the bottom of the loop that appear a bit soft as well as the adjacent darker blue yarn.

Overall this is a pleasant image that has my mind wandering with the questions" what has the yarn been used for and what has it created?"   Posted: 11/14/2020 07:07:26



Stephen Levitas   Stephen Levitas
(Group 32)
Lots of colors to enjoy. Looks great. I have several questions about how you planned this shot:
1. Did you arrange the strands, a little, a lot, or not at all?
2. There are no ends showing. Is that deliberate? What do you think about including ends, or even making them a main feature of such shots?
Thanks for your explanations and ideas.   Posted: 11/15/2020 21:36:43
Jeff Fleisher   Jeff Fleisher
Thanks for the comments.

When I took the picture I had dropped a handful of yarn onto the table and then created the blue loops at the 1/3 positions to have something that would catch your eye. I wanted a place where your eye could rest and be distinct from the background.   Posted: 11/16/2020 14:48:14



Angela Chan   Angela Chan
I enjoy this image.
I think that it show me the contrast between warm and cool tones, lines and loops; and depth created by selective focusing.
I think that the 2 different blues tie up the rainbow colors really well.
Texture of the yarns in focus are good too.
I appreciate the placement of the brighter color red at the back and blurred in relation to the darker and tamer colors to be in the front and in focus too.
To me : this shows that there are lots of different elements in the world that have lots of differences in everybody and everything but somehow we all merge into a bright, harmonious community.
Thank you for sharing.   Posted: 11/16/2020 14:38:46



Nancy Rich   Nancy Rich
This is a fun image to look at. I would prefer that it be in focus all the way through, but that's me. I also would have added a strand of a light yellow, orange, lime, or pink to the cluster of reds in the front. I love the two different blues next to each other.   Posted: 11/17/2020 13:20:11