Jorn Holm-Pedersen  

Untitled by Jorn Holm-Pedersen

January 2020 - Untitled

About the Image(s)

The attached photograph is taken on Fujifilm X-E3, ISO 200, 1/2700 sec, f/1,4

10 comments posted

Sanford Morse   Sanford Morse
Good idea, but I'm curious about your camera settings. What would a slower shutter speed, and a mid-range f stop have produced? 1/500 or less and f5.6 or 8.   Posted: 01/02/2020 16:26:00
Jorn Holm-Pedersen   Jorn Holm-Pedersen
I always use aperture priority and with the f1,4 I tried to get the foreground blurred unfortunately I didn't succeed.   Posted: 01/14/2020 04:06:05

Trey Foerster   Trey Foerster
Trees on a hill are hard to do something with at times ... I know from firsthand experience! The trees at the 1/3 vertical is excellent placement. I would crop the sky to two fingers width above the tree to match the hill at the bottom. Beyond that, it's really what you want to express -- for me, these images should stir an emotion and that's where the contrasts come in. Do you want to sharpen the trees or keep them soft? Do you want to darken the clouds or not?   Posted: 01/06/2020 09:53:09
Jorn Holm-Pedersen   Jorn Holm-Pedersen
I see what you mean about the cropping and I agree. However, I always try to make images SOOC so the post processing is absolutely minimal.   Posted: 01/14/2020 04:10:22

Ian Cambourne   Ian Cambourne
A fine image Jorn and well presented. Our photography is a wonderful and diverse artform. So many opinions and thoughts, and they are all valid. To me, this image speaks of bleakness. The lone tree, with no foliage, the empty sky, the rugged ground, all combine to give an impression of a tough landscape in a tough environment. And presenting it in b&w emphasises the bleakness. As a viewer the question this image makes me ask is "What is on the other side of the hill?" As a photographer, I don't want to know. I am enjoying this on just the way you have presented it, although Sanford's & Trey's comments are very valid. Well done.   Posted: 01/11/2020 19:46:50
Jorn Holm-Pedersen   Jorn Holm-Pedersen
Thank you Ian.   Posted: 01/14/2020 04:11:05

Cyndy Doty   Cyndy Doty
Jorn - I like your image, the story is identifiable as one of dark desolation. The black and white treatment underscores that. I tend to agree with Trey as to the cropping for a better (in my opinion) composition. The tree with it's bare branches is striking on the slightly rounded hillside.   Posted: 01/13/2020 09:15:03
Jorn Holm-Pedersen   Jorn Holm-Pedersen
Thank you Cyndy. As you can see I agree about the cropping.   Posted: 01/14/2020 04:12:41

Jay Joseph   Jay Joseph
Very impactful photograph. It generates a lot of emotion, especially in black and white. Nicely done.   Posted: 01/13/2020 13:41:42
Jorn Holm-Pedersen   Jorn Holm-Pedersen
Thank you Jay.   Posted: 01/14/2020 04:14:46


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