Lamar Nix  

Autumn Boardwalk by Lamar Nix

December 2019 - Autumn Boardwalk

About the Image(s)

This was a scene of a boardwalk over a marshy wetlands area. The colorful trees in the distance hosted a group who was taking photos, and the lines of the boardwalk seemed to frame a pretty decent composition. I backed up just enough to get the full height of the one tree into the frame.

This was taken with an I-phone XR, which continues to impress me with its ability to take impressive images of every-day subjects without much participation from the operator! It reports that it was set for this one at f/1.8, 1/125 sec, at 26mm focal length (35 mm equiv.), at ISO 32. It required little adjustment, but I did tweak constrast slightly in Photoshop CS6.

This round’s discussion is now closed!
10 comments posted

Lamar, this is a wonderful autumn(Fall) scene. There is a nice balance between the bright autumn colours and the darker foreground. The people add to the story and add perspective to the scene. The walkway with its railings leads the viewer into the scene. The only suggestion is trying a little lens correction to straighten the walkway. I was distracted by the little yellow sign at first but realised it adds to the story and emphasised the fact that the walkway is really curved as it passes through the forest. A thoughtful image having me ask, " What is further on? " Cheers Glenn   Posted: 12/06/2019 19:37:01
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Lamar Nix   Lamar Nix
Thanks, Glen!   Posted: 12/07/2019 07:58:11

Pierre Williot   Pierre Williot
Hi Lamar,
Very nice leading lines, colors and perspective. I tweeked a bit perspective with rotation and verticals. Not always easy...

  Posted: 12/14/2019 11:31:40
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Lamar Nix   Lamar Nix
Thanks, Pierre! The point of view is in the midst of a slight curve, and the orientation of the floor boards tends to be disorienting. Also, I tried to level compose the scene so that the top rails appeared to be on the same level. Thanks for your suggestions.

Lamar   Posted: 12/17/2019 08:41:07

Kathryn Engle
Love the leading line into the beautiful fall colors. It feels a bit crooked though and maybe crop a bit off the bottom. I would crop a bit more than the others as well.   Posted: 12/14/2019 23:14:37
Lamar Nix   Lamar Nix
Thanks, Kathryn! Well, it is a 12 MP image and the details in the distance become pixellated unless I reduce the size of the image accordingly upon cropping.

Lamar   Posted: 12/17/2019 08:44:12

Judy Murphy   Judy Murphy
Colorful leaves, fall walkers, and the diminishing perspective of the walkway seem to be the stated goal of the photographer. I feel there is more foreground than needed or that adds value so I cropped image. Am not sure if the iPhone file will support this much cropping however. It also adds more of a sense of the winding route through this wetland by bringing the yellow sign into more prominence. Nice moment seen and caught!   Posted: 12/18/2019 09:24:02
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Lamar Nix   Lamar Nix
Brings a fresh look, for sure! Resolution looks a bit sketchy, but the full file might support the crop.Thanks!   Posted: 12/18/2019 09:28:34

Frans Gunterus   Frans Gunterus
Lamar, I agree with all comments by our friends here. The impact of this image is the curvy leading lines towards colorful tress in the background. Like other opinions, my input is also to adjust straighten the walkway. Nice work Lamar.   Posted: 12/19/2019 11:04:38

Todd Paige   Todd Paige
Hi Lamar,
I think the inclusion of the curve sign is clever but it took me a minute to get it. It would be nice if the sign were a bit larger in the image. Perhaps cropping in a bit if the image can handle it. This would also eliminate a bit of the foreground which seems empty. Nice fall colors and tones in this image.
Have a great holiday,
Todd   Posted: 12/24/2019 14:16:55