Lance Lewin  

Fuscoe Park Abstract Study by Lance Lewin

October 2020 - Fuscoe Park Abstract Study

About the Image(s)

Tech: 50mm fixed glass; F/3.2 (AP mode)

Thought this reflection was unique - processed through Silver Efex Pro-2 and also added blue color toning.

Hope you enjoy!

10 comments posted

Steven Jungerwirth   Steven Jungerwirth
Lance - you may be influencing us (in a good way!) . . . since every image posted this month is B&W!! Nice image - and the blue (cool) tone helps.

I like the fine detail in this and the varying thicknesses of the trunk/limbs/branches. Some of the larger branches also have waviness . . . that creates interest. Almost life like.

One question - is this the whole image shot? Or do you have one that includes the entire tree/reflection? Pros/cons of including the slightly wider view to complete the top/bottom of the image? Or is that for our imagination?   Posted: 10/10/2020 13:47:26
Lance Lewin   Lance Lewin
Hi Steven! I was wondering the same thing as it relates to everyone posting a BW image....I like this!

Good question - I normally crop through the viewfinder, but not always. I will need to look through the original DL's to see if this was cropped in post-production. And yes, it is the only caveat to this composition - but I hope it is still engaging.

In the mean time, please fill-in with your imagination. :)   Posted: 10/10/2020 18:42:29
Chan Garrett   Chan Garrett
As I look at this image I see no need to have the full tree or the full reflection in the image. It appears obvious that including the full tree only add more of the small branches of which there are plenty aready included. Sometimes what is not included serves to lead the eye to the primery subject. Just my thought.   Posted: 10/16/2020 08:30:26
Lance Lewin   Lance Lewin
Good morning, Chan. This is true, as you stated..."Sometimes what is not included serves to lead the eye to the primary subject"...which in this photograph draws the viewer to the center and then outward....appreciate you sharing this thought.   Posted: 10/20/2020 05:42:00

Jennifer Marano   Jennifer Marano
Hi Lance,

I like the dreamy feel of this image, and the blue tone gives it a wintery feel. I also like the range of tones from the dark trunk to the lighter branches and the slightly subdued reflection. I'm not sure if a wider shot would complete the image or introduce distractions, but my tendency is to go with the crop.   Posted: 10/12/2020 17:31:26
Lance Lewin   Lance Lewin
Hi Jennifer! Indeed, we have a here a very Cold and Winter day in Alabama. Of course the extreme abstract lines created by the tree branches is what sparked my interest - I am glad you like it.

Our internal perceptions on making things complete unfortunately question this particular crop - and as Steven asked, I do not have another view that includes the top/bottom of the tree. As such, the photograph will be deemed less than perfect.

In any case, I still like it and think it works enough to Matte & Frame.   Posted: 10/13/2020 09:23:05

Chan Garrett   Chan Garrett
I do enjoy the image. The blue tone gives it a distinct feel. I have found that learning to "see" in B&W helps to see structure and tones without the distraction of color. I do believe that my early film work in B&W has help me in seeing composition.   Posted: 10/14/2020 17:43:10
Lance Lewin   Lance Lewin
Thank you, Chan!   Posted: 10/16/2020 08:08:52

Dale Yates   Dale Yates
Great image! Excellent clarity and sharpness throughout. The conversion to black & white plus the blue tone adds to the quality of this photo. The reflection is excellent and as such, in my opinion, I would leave the crop as you have it. I agree with are influencing for the better!   Posted: 10/19/2020 15:53:14
Lance Lewin   Lance Lewin
Good morning, Dale...well, I appreciate that...thank you!   Posted: 10/20/2020 05:37:16


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