Judith Lesnaw  

Lonesome Journey by Judith Lesnaw

June 2020 - Lonesome Journey

June 2020 - Judith Lesnaw


About the Image(s)

Last year I was hiking in Michigan late in an Autumn day. I spied my shadow on the branches across the river and recorded the moment with an iphone 7-plus. It was late in the season and the colors were warm, but I felt that the B&W version captured the affect. The conversion was made in LightRoom.

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7 comments posted

Karl Leck   Karl Leck
Hi Judith, I like both versions although the color version might be helped by cropping out the bright areas at the top and darkening the ground at the bottom. The b&w version has a very etching look and could be a mystery book cover. You did a very thoughtful conversion that has the effect of being by traditional art technique. It's a great selfie!
Karl   Posted: 06/07/2020 16:41:39
Judith Lesnaw   Judith Lesnaw
Many thanks. I will try tour suggestions on the color version.
  Posted: 06/07/2020 17:10:57

Marie Miller   Marie Miller
Hi Judith,
My first thought was that there was someone fishing on the banks. The light coming through arch-like tree shadows on the thicket of bushes is a pretty cool effect. I actually like both versions and each version tells a different story. The black and white version is reminiscent of the old TV series called "The Outer Limits". Intriguing as it is unsettling as to imagine what comes next. I'm drawn to the warm tones in the original image and wished that the foreground picked up on the warm tones and maybe darkened to add more mystery to the image. I love this image, it tells a story I want to hear.   Posted: 06/09/2020 21:26:38

Valerie Pohio   Valerie Pohio
Yes, Judith. I'm with Karl and Marie on this one. I like both; the colours in the original are lovely and warm and then the black and white is a little mysterious, even alien- like.....definitely unsettling...the unknown figure. I would be interested to see what happens if you follow Karl's suggestions.   Posted: 06/12/2020 00:18:02

May Meng   May Meng
Judith, I love it very much!! I have been to the same spot three years ago, I feel suddenly time fly me back to stand next to the tree and say hi to you!:)   Posted: 06/12/2020 22:44:34

Lauren Heerschap   Lauren Heerschap
I don't know what happened, I commented on this photo and it didn't post. Ok, so the silhouette is very interesting - and a little odd to me. I think it is because I am trying to figure out how the light made it happen. Nevertheless, I think I always wondered what lived in those bushes...maybe with the current times I am afraid of my own shadow! I do prefer the color, only because to me color makes it real, but monochrome is the stuff of dreams...I'm curious, how many of photographers dream in color?   Posted: 06/21/2020 13:19:38

Sandra Irwin   Sandra Irwin
I think this is really intriguing, and I like the monotone. It emphasizes the mysterious figure, and the loneliness, while in the color version I find the spots of golden brown very eye-catching and distracting.   Posted: 06/21/2020 16:51:03