Jacky Lee  

Orion by Jacky Lee

March 2023 - Orion

March 2023 - Jacky Lee


About the Image(s)

Orion shines with stars aglow,
Above the trees below.
Its belt, a guide for night's trek,
With woods as its silhouette.

The firmament, a canvas, blue and vast,
With glittering speckles in its cast.
This sight, a wondrous, peaceful view,
With forest floor and heaven anew.

2 comments posted

Trey Foerster   Trey Foerster
My first impression of looking at the image is tha it's about the trees and the sky is a background to it. But your poem deals with the sky. I think your PP is wonderful. What is the light in the lower third from? Seems a tad too bright to my eye and I think reducing the brightness/luminance would be less distracting because it calls attention away from the stars in the sky. I think a 9x16 crop lopping off the right of the image would emphasize the sky a lot more and the trees below would more strongly push the viewer's eyes to the stars. I do like the blues and greens.   Posted: 03/24/2023 14:06:34
Jacky Lee
Hi Trey, thank you for your thoughtful feedback on my image and poem. I appreciate the time you took to analyze the composition and share your insights.

Regarding the light in the lower third of the image, the yellow hue is actually due to street lights that were present at the scene. I understand how it may be distracting, and I will consider your suggestion to reduce the brightness or luminance to create a better balance with the stars in the sky.

I also appreciate your suggestion on the 9x16 crop to emphasize the sky more and allow the trees to guide the viewer's eyes towards the stars. I will experiment with this idea and see how it impacts the overall composition.

Once again, thank you for your valuable input, and I'm glad you enjoyed the blues and greens in the image.   Posted: 03/25/2023 05:55:26


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