Graham Jones  

Two Geese by Graham Jones

May 2020 - Two Geese

About the Image(s)

It was taken in February along the Thousand Islands Parkway in Kingston. I was attracted to the isolation and the two Canada Geese in the foreground.

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6 comments posted

Jennifer Marano   Jennifer Marano
Hi Graham!
Lovely image - really looks isolated and peaceful. I've never seen white Canada geese - could they be swans? Beautiful, no matter what they are. I love the subdued, misty color - did you de-saturate a bit to get it?
I would be interested to see a version with the partial tree on the right cropped out and enough of the bottom cropped to maintain your aspect ratio.   Posted: 05/18/2020 13:43:26

Lance Lewin   Lance Lewin
Hey, Graham! Yes, my reaction is similar to Judy's: a very peaceful scene....really like the subdued colors - captured or created via post-production - in any case, defines the tranquility, as well as the cold weather: its looks very frigid. Well composed, Graham!   Posted: 05/18/2020 14:11:14

Graham Jones   Graham Jones
Thank you for the comments. Attached is a 4X3 crop. It was a pretty cool day and without a lot of colour I added a bit of a blue tone and removed most of the texture. I maybe wrong about those geese - I'll have to ask my friend who is a birder   Posted: 05/18/2020 16:49:26
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Jennifer Marano   Jennifer Marano
I like the crop!   Posted: 05/18/2020 18:03:52

Steven Jungerwirth   Steven Jungerwirth
I like this image a lot! I agree the 4x3 crop is better; the focus is really the two geese and the island in the middle of the water. In my opinion, the tree/land on the right side of the original don't add to the story and could distract. The crop increases focus on the geese. I wonder the pros/cons of trying this in monochrome. It's almost there already; except for the blue boat near the house (perhaps a nice "pop"), the green in some of the trees and a little yellow below the house. The image has a lot of "white" . . . but I think it works - conveys the starkness. Is there any way to make the house/geese more prominent?   Posted: 05/19/2020 12:52:55
Lance Lewin   Lance Lewin
..yes, the use of Blue Hues works to help define the space well: a cold and frigid day.   Posted: 05/19/2020 12:58:55