Michael Nath  

Stevenat Pond by Michael Nath

November 2020 - Stevenat Pond

About the Image(s)

This is an older image of my son at the nature center in front of the high school where I used to work. Originally recorded on film (technical data not saved), scanned, and minimal processing in Photoshop with some cropping to remove cars in parking lot. My attempt at an urban landscape.

I got my flu shot, got sick, and have not been up to doing much so I picked out an older image.

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6 comments posted

Jeff Coyle   Jeff Coyle
I like the foreground a lot, including your son and his reflection. The brightness on the top and the right are distracting I'd crop it even tighter to remove/minimize the distractions and reduce the highlights on what is left.   Posted: 11/03/2020 14:32:15
Michael Nath   Michael Nath
Thank you Jeff, I appreciate your comments. I did not crop in any farther as, to me, the image lost visual balance. In your opinion, do you think that providing a vignette to darken the edges would achieve the same visual effect?   Posted: 11/09/2020 14:21:13

Darcy Quimby   Darcy Quimby
This picture makes me wonder what your son was lost in thought about. I am caught by the ripples in the water then drawn towards your son and back again. In my opinion the brightness in the back of the frame is not a distraction as my eye seems to stop at the big rock and draws me back to the ripples. I love the composition.   Posted: 11/11/2020 16:26:45
Michael Nath   Michael Nath
Thank you Darcy, I appreciate it.   Posted: 11/11/2020 21:51:07

Ed O’Rourke   Ed O’Rourke
For me this photo has a very strong story telling impact; what's he looking at or what is he thinking etc. and I see everything about the image as supporting the "story telling" aspect. I think it is well executed from a technical perspective with very good focus and depth of field, good exposure without any over or under exposure areas and good detail throughout. I like the way the colors work together I thing the composition is good with the positioning of your son and the reflections in the pond below him.   Posted: 11/16/2020 15:43:53
Michael Nath   Michael Nath
Thank you very much Ed. I appreciate your comments.   Posted: 11/17/2020 10:22:40