Jack Florence Jr  

Driftwood by Jack Florence Jr

May 2020 - Driftwood

May 2020 - Jack Florence Jr


About the Image(s)

Minimal images that rely on the shape and position of simple objects, are one of my favorite styles of photography.
I’m still not sure I got just the right crop on this, thinking maybe it should be cropped down from the top more. This was a cloudy day in the forest, so it was hard to get much contrast. You can see from the original I did bump it up a bit.

f5 1/160 28mm prime

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8 comments posted

Palli Gajree   Palli Gajree
Hi Jack
I like the crop as is. Although you've bumped up the contrast, its still on the soft side. I played around with your image using NIK and Efex Color Pro. Reworked version attached to see what you think!   Posted: 05/04/2020 00:57:41
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Jack Florence Jr   Jack Florence Jr
Thanks for your edit, Palli. I agree, I should have gone just a bit further on the contrast. I often find that not until see a more contrasty version, do I find mine is just a little too soft still.   Posted: 05/04/2020 09:39:24

Gary Potts   Gary Potts
I like the crop as is, Jack. This is classic post-processing for you...subtle and artful. This image appeals to me very much for it's fine art style. Personally, I'd work more on the contrast, but that's a personal choice.   Posted: 05/04/2020 06:52:43
Jack Florence Jr   Jack Florence Jr
I think I agree with you on this one, Gary, after seeing Palli's edit, I could have taken it a little further I think.   Posted: 05/04/2020 09:40:03

Emil Davidzuk   Emil Davidzuk

Nice simple composition. We can discuss increasing contrast but it is not a deal breaker in my view.

Emil   Posted: 05/04/2020 18:34:03

Melanie Hurwitz   Melanie Hurwitz
Hi Jack,
A beautiful intimate landscape. I must admit that I prefer your original crop as the curve give a more interesting lead in. Your gentle conversion is appealing. Maybe a small amount of contrast on the foreground portion of the log would give some depth.   Posted: 05/05/2020 10:52:10

Charles Walker   Charles Walker
Jack, there is something compelling about the Wabi Sabi tradition in Japanese art. You have captured a bit of it in this image. That ordinary, simple things can be aesthetically profound is very intriguing. It has the meta-message that beauty is around us all the time, but without a prepared and ready mind, it is overlooked, and the perceiver again loses an opportunity for insight and enrichment.   Posted: 05/10/2020 22:12:54
Jack Florence Jr   Jack Florence Jr
Thank you Charles I appreciate the thoughtful comment.   Posted: 05/10/2020 22:25:31