Jennifer Marano  

Along the Fence Line by Jennifer Marano

February 2021 - Along the Fence Line

About the Image(s)

This was taken in Tolay Lake Regional Park, recently opened to the public.

The land was used as a ranch for many years and there are many old fences on the property.

Sony RX 100 M6 at 70mm, F/11; 1/500sec; ISO-400.

This round’s discussion is now closed!
7 comments posted

Steven Jungerwirth   Steven Jungerwirth
Jennifer - Nice shot - I like the simplicity, repeating patterns (the fence posts, and the parallel fence line/grass/paths) and the rising elevation - that then falls off in the distance. Makes me wonder what's over the hill? Framing is good - more foreground - less sky. The angle of the shot relative to the fence is perfect . . . love the way the fence posts get closer together further out. I'm guessing this is a 3:2 image . . . I wonder if cropping to 16:9 would give you even more relative width to accentuate the image. Well done.

P.S. Lance will likely suggest trying monochrome :)   Posted: 02/06/2021 06:59:22
Jennifer Marano   Jennifer Marano
Thanks Steven! I'll give the 16:9 a try.   Posted: 02/06/2021 09:55:49

Chan Garrett   Chan Garrett
Jennifer: I REALY like this image. The focus is right on and picks up the varying textures of the fence posts, wire, brush, grass and dirt. The plain sky with just a hint of thin clouds adds to the overall sense of quiet abandonment.
Well composed.   Posted: 02/06/2021 13:49:46
Jennifer Marano   Jennifer Marano
Thank you so much, Chan, for your kind words!
  Posted: 02/06/2021 15:57:32

Lance Lewin   Lance Lewin
Simple, yet offering the viewer a host of narratives the others have already mentioned. Your ability to find (to see) truly engaging scenes has been well documented in this group and here again we enjoy a well composed country vernacular: and indeed, what is on the other side of the hill?

Steve knows me well, and yes, a BW rendering will offer a similar narrative (and possibly) a stronger one as a BW version will offer the "whole" picture to the viewer. As we discussed a few times in this group and DD-83 Mono, BW allows the images gestalt to be more easily ingested.

In any case, your color version is a breath of fresh air! I can almost smell the dust, grass and aging wood.....well done, Jennifer!   Posted: 02/08/2021 05:56:47
Jennifer Marano   Jennifer Marano
Thank you, Lance! I will certainly check out a monochrome version of this image.   Posted: 02/08/2021 10:48:26

Dale Yates   Dale Yates
Hi Jennifer...this is an excellent image. The viewer has many story lines to ponder. The depth of field and sharpness are very good. The composition with the leading lines and patterns are also very good. I agree with Lance that experimenting with black & white with this one may be a consideration. Very well done...   Posted: 02/23/2021 12:21:24