Richard Huang  

Move by Richard Huang

December 2019 - Move

About the Image(s)

Camera: Canon 5D4. EXIF data lost

Deion: The picture was taken in fall with colorful trees. I took a long exposure to show the movement of the water. I leverage the BNW conversion process to control the brightness of the trees. The only regret is that the trees were moving as well because of the wind and captured by the long exposure. So I named the picture 'Move' not only for the water, but also for the trees... LOL

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8 comments posted

Sunil Mehta   Sunil Mehta
Very nice, like it. Please post original that will help in understanding the work done on this image.   Posted: 12/01/2019 21:41:57
Thank Sunil. It was done sometime back. So I cannot find the original, and have only the post-processed jpg file at the moment. That is the reason why I cannot provide the EXIF yet. Will try if I can find it out.   Posted: 12/09/2019 09:04:53

Brenda Fishbaugh   Brenda Fishbaugh
Wonderful leading lines! The water takes us to the tree and the tree branch takes us into the water again. Of course, we are looking at a smaller rendition, but the trees don't seem soft to me at all.   Posted: 12/06/2019 20:41:55
Thanks Brenda.   Posted: 12/09/2019 09:05:19

Terry Walters   Terry Walters
I'd like to see the colour version as for me the mono version is lacking something. I'm led across the water (two thirds of the image) but when I arrive there is nothing to greet me.   Posted: 12/07/2019 12:58:56
Thanks Terry. I agreed that the color version should have more to see. And it did. It was taken in autumn, particularly in Canada , so the trees are colorful.

The reason why I converted to BNW is because I don't want the distraction of the trees. I want the focus is more on the water and the stone. I want the mood of peacefulness in the picture. And I want to show hopefully the contrast of the movement of the water and the still of the stone, the contrast of the hardness of the stone and the softness of the water. The regret is more on the appearance of the stone is not big enough. If watching carefully, the little stone has a heart shape...but it is too small..LOL.

You remind me that maybe I should to cut the top more, to show less of the tree. I will give it a try to see if it improve a little or not. Pretty much not though.

Unfortunately I cannot find the original at the moment. So I cannot post the original to compare the color vs. the mono.   Posted: 12/09/2019 09:17:16

Jason Kravitz   Jason Kravitz
I like the darkness of this image. It could be tranquil and peaceful -- or ominous like a mystery crime scene.

I don't mind the trees moving. I think it adds to the scene and mystique - like something could be lurking just beyond the branches.

Only criticism is to maybe consider cropping out some of the bottom (like 40-50px in this version).   Posted: 12/08/2019 20:58:00
Thanks Jason. I agree that there might be a little room to crop the bottom. My original thought to leave a large negative space is to spread the feeling of peacefulness, even though we are seeing a moving water.

On the other side, I might also want to have more negative space to push it to extreme? Let me play around with it. Thanks.   Posted: 12/09/2019 09:23:27