Ying Shi  

Dry lake by Ying Shi

January 2021 - Dry lake

January 2021 - Ying Shi


About the Image(s)

Descripation: This is an aerial shot in Kenya. The dried up lake forms various beautiful pictures. Compared with the color one, black and white works show beautiful curves and lines, eliminating the interference of color. The black and white conversion is completely done in PS.
Canon EOS 1Dx Mark II, ISO800, f11, 1/2000
Lens: EF 70-200mm, 200mm

8 comments posted

Arne Skinlo   Arne Skinlo
This picture has an interesting composition with the two diagonal lines that give a dynamic feeling. To me, the image has more a graphical look than a landscape look. I would therefore enhanced the contrast in the mid tone areas to make it more abstract. You may make several versions of this picture with different post-processing techniques.

I think the colour version can also be worked on to go a more abstract direction.   Posted: 01/03/2021 01:25:46
Ying Shi   Ying Shi
Happy New Year! I agree with your comments. Thank you.   Posted: 01/03/2021 13:21:57

Ata Kemal Sahin   Ata Kemal Sahin
An impressive landscape looks like a painting. Do you know the meaning of yellow soil, can it be sulfur mix? That's true, bnw conversion did its best to enhance details; but I enjoyed color version a bit more. I cannot guess your altitude, -apart from ground shots- can you advise us on relation between altitude, your flight speed and shutter speed? Thanks for sharing Ying, have a happy and healthy new year?   Posted: 01/03/2021 03:44:23
Ying Shi   Ying Shi
Happy New Year!
In saline alkaline lakes, the water source is mainly brine hot springs, and the water quality is sodium carbonate brine. A large amount of trona is produced due to perennial evaporation and precipitation. Especially in the rainy season, carbonic acid compounds with various colors appear on the lake surface.
I am not sure about the relation between altitude, flight speed and shutter speed. I just used higher shutter speed.   Posted: 01/03/2021 13:41:31

Haru Nagasaki   Haru Nagasaki
Hi Ying, Happy New Year!
It looks like a painting on the earth like Nazca Lines.
Although I look at it hundreds time, it still looks like a flying dragon.
Actually I prefer B&W version better.
You might want to increase contrast to make it dynamic outlook.
But overall great shot! Well done!
  Posted: 01/03/2021 22:32:41
Ying Shi   Ying Shi
Hi Haru, Happy New Year! Thanks for your comments.   Posted: 01/04/2021 15:54:56

Bill Foy   Bill Foy
Terrific abstract image, Ying. I agree with the suggestions to increase contrast.   Posted: 01/23/2021 10:04:07
Ying Shi   Ying Shi
Thank you Bill.   Posted: 01/23/2021 13:31:00


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