Theresa Rice  

Crossing the Divide by Theresa Rice

May 2020 - Crossing the Divide

About the Image(s)

This was taken in Ilwaco in January, a couple of hours before last month's image and in the same general area, just as the sun started breaking through the storm clouds.

F-11, ISO 100, 50 mm, 1/13 seconds

10 comments posted

Mike Patterson   Mike Patterson
You captured a beautiful sunset. The golden colors in the sky and the soft reflections in the water are gorgeous. You do have an element of interest with the boat on the right. I would lighten the shadows a bit more to make it more visible.   Posted: 05/05/2020 16:06:34

Theresa Rice   Theresa Rice
Thanks, Mike. I'll try that.   Posted: 05/05/2020 16:24:11

Gordon Saperia   Gordon Saperia
I agree with Mike. It's always hard when there is a significant left to right dynamic range gradient. My eyes have a tough
time adjusting.   Posted: 05/17/2020 10:08:54
Theresa Rice   Theresa Rice
I'll go back and look at the original again. I think I may have darkened the shadow side a bit to play off the dynamic between the passing storm and the sunset.

Thanks for the comment.   Posted: 05/20/2020 22:09:42

John Zhu   John Zhu
I love the cloud and it's beautiful. The photo is very well balanced. Good work.   Posted: 05/20/2020 19:04:26
Theresa Rice   Theresa Rice
Thank you, John.   Posted: 05/20/2020 22:09:53

Marla Henry   Marla Henry
Nice photo. I wouldn't change anything.   Posted: 05/22/2020 20:37:12

Theresa Rice   Theresa Rice
Thanks, Marla   Posted: 05/22/2020 21:10:58

Nancie Clark   Nancie Clark
Very captivating sunset. I love the different sky/cloud textures. If the boat was a specific choice for the photo, then looking at lightening the shadow area a bit might be good. Just to bring the shape of the boat out. It's a beautiful shot!   Posted: 05/25/2020 09:58:24

Trinda Love   Trinda Love
The sky is stunning! I agree that if you brightened up the right side it might read better, adding some symmetry. The water itself isn't so interesting so I've been pondering that. The boat and wake add some interest but its zooming out of the photo. You really just need to plop a sailboat down in front of everything!!!!! Just kidding.
Can you add even more drama and contrast to the sky and still lighten it up on the right side?   Posted: 05/26/2020 19:21:05


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