Graham Jones  

Monet Gardens by Graham Jones

September 2020 - Monet Gardens

About the Image(s)

Location: Monet Gardens in France
Tech: ISO-100 39mm F/7.1
I just found this to be a very relaxing location.

8 comments posted

Lance Lewin   Lance Lewin
A beautiful space, indeed, Graham.

Nicely balanced composition that captures the essence of this amazing garden. Well done!

Points to Ponder: I would likely "Dodge" some of the areas in shadow: Just a little, so to keep, and allow the viewer to still appreciate the Light & Shadows that are one of the hallmarks that make this scene interesting and so, so beautiful.

Perhaps you can Dodge some and post the results. Thank you, Graham.   Posted: 09/03/2020 10:42:48

Jennifer Marano   Jennifer Marano
Hi Graham,

Another place to add to my bucket list! Very tranquil and lovely. The water is a perfect mirror, and I really like your composition and the gentle transitions from shadow to sunshine.   Posted: 09/03/2020 10:47:25

Chan Garrett   Chan Garrett
Graham: A very nice image. When I saw your image I did a "double take" and went immediately to an adjoining room in my home. There on the wall hangs a print of a painting made by a friend of mine and very accomplished artist from Georgia, USA.
She painted the image on a visit to France some years ago. These two scenes are nearly identical, right down to the young man in the boat with the dip net. The man in her boat is younger than your man. Do you suppose he is hired to complete the scene?   Posted: 09/03/2020 11:22:12
Lance Lewin   Lance Lewin interesting! And if I may, who is the Painter? I work with a lot of artists in the Atlanta and North, Georgia region.   Posted: 09/03/2020 11:27:51
Chan Garrett   Chan Garrett
Ann Cockerill in Austell, GA. Owner of the Red Cockerill Gallery.   Posted: 09/03/2020 11:45:26
Chan Garrett   Chan Garrett
Here is a photo of her painting taken from her web link.   Posted: 09/04/2020 13:55:24
Comment Image

Steven Jungerwirth   Steven Jungerwirth
Very tranquil image . . . conveys slow pace and reflection. Has a painting-like quality.

The large tree in the center/background is bright and (at least on my monitor) not sharp. What was the focus point? Was there an intent to soften the appearance?

Also - my eyes keep going to that tree - because it is so bright. You could consider darkening the tree - and brightening some of the other areas. Not sure if that would look better or worse. Agree you need to keep some variation in the brightness; consistent with the appearance (shadows) of the original scene.

Really curious that Chan's painting also has a similarly positioned man/boat/net. Chance?

  Posted: 09/03/2020 12:24:45

Dale Yates   Dale Yates
Hi Graham - My apologies for the late photography classwork was heavy this month. This is a nice tranquil photo! Good balance and composition. The reflection of the tree on the water adds to the interest factor in this photo. Excellent photo, nice work!   Posted: 09/22/2020 14:20:54


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