Jay Joseph  

Red Scarf by Jay Joseph

February 2021 - Red Scarf

February 2021 - Jay Joseph


About the Image(s)

I was waiting for a nice weekend day in January to take pictures, but it wasn’t going to happen. This picture was taken at the same cemetery as my January 2020 picture. Someone (not me) decided to warm up and mask this statue around the frozen pond, and it caught my attention. Besides the scarf, I liked the framing by the trees, the angle of the bench and the trails of the snowflakes. All I did in post was cropping and I added a vignette. Pentax K-1, f11, 1/100 sec, ISO 800, 48mm.

8 comments posted

Ian Cambourne   Ian Cambourne
Congratulations Jay, this is a superb image!!! Your original image as captured is great, given what I think the conditions must have been like. Then there is your processing which is minimal. That shows good thinking at the time of capture. Some people may comment of that man-made "thing" in the background behind the statue, but in my mind, things like these are expected to be seen in cemeteries.   Posted: 02/07/2021 18:44:30
Jay Joseph   Jay Joseph
Thanks Ian. I think you are right, I should have taken some of the distracting background elements out.   Posted: 02/08/2021 20:29:47

Jorn Holm-Pedersen   Jorn Holm-Pedersen
I like the image and as you mention yourself the framing and the snowflakes makes it really fine.   Posted: 02/08/2021 07:01:44
Jay Joseph   Jay Joseph
Thanks Jorn.   Posted: 02/08/2021 20:30:14

Cyndy Doty   Cyndy Doty
Jay - nice job! I might have made the whole image B&W, and then put the red back in the scarf for a bright spot as that is what you are bringing attention to (see below). My idea for B&W is more to adjust the color of the branches which are light and distracting when in color. While I am not normally a proponent of the one color in a B&W, I think it might work here, or just a plain B&W.   Posted: 02/08/2021 08:40:31
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Jay Joseph   Jay Joseph
Thanks Cyndy. I like your version better. The red does standout more. Thanks for the re-working.   Posted: 02/08/2021 20:32:52

Trey Foerster   Trey Foerster
I don't think you could loose with choice of b&w or color, very impressive creativity (thinking out of the box)! I like the way you positioned the shot so the hat and head were free of the branches from the bush at left and the trees at right bring the eye to the head. The bench is the leading line that brings the eye to the statue. For my taste, I would brush out the two thin twigs at bottom right. I'd enter this in an art show competition if I were you!   Posted: 02/20/2021 11:13:36
Jay Joseph   Jay Joseph
Thanks Trey.   Posted: 02/22/2021 14:30:16


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