Dennis Hirning, FPSA, MPSA  


Anything by Dennis Hirning, FPSA, MPSA

July 2021 - Anything

About the Image(s)

Is there anything here? I saw the interesting cloud formations around and I went looking for anything to add to them. I came across this line of trees in an old wind break and thought it might work.

Canon 7D, 24-105mm @ 66mm, 1/200 sec, f/8.0, ISO 100


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10 comments posted




Bev Caine   Bev Caine
(Groups 48 & 80)
Sorry Dennis... this is a well taken image with good colors and contrast but I personally don't see it as more than a great sky to add to my sky files with the purpose of enhancing a more exciting image. I wonder what your group members think.   Posted: 07/03/2021 15:30:46



Stuart Caine   Stuart Caine
(Group 42)
Dennis, I see to much sky. My only suggestion ,would be to crop some of the sky out.   Posted: 07/04/2021 16:16:40
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Chuck Carstensen   Chuck Carstensen
(Groups 50 & 92)
To my eye this is a great study in minimalism with excellent composition, color, contrast. I think cropping takes away from the subject which is Big Sky Country. That maybe should be the title.   Posted: 07/05/2021 13:06:34



Dennis Hirning   Dennis Hirning
Thanks for all the comments. I am kind of wondering about cropping more off the bottom so the trees would be more of a border to the sky?   Posted: 07/05/2021 13:39:24



Neal R. Thompson, M.D.   Neal R. Thompson, M.D.
Hi Dennis,
The colors show good contrast, the sky has great color. but the impact of the image lacks something to grab interest.   Posted: 07/10/2021 17:05:42



Joey Johnson   Joey Johnson
I do love the feel of the huge, open sky that this has. Cropping off some of the foreground might help to make it just about the sky. The ground and trees don't really add any pop other than grounding the sky.   Posted: 07/12/2021 11:21:07



David Robb   David Robb
I think it is perfect. I wouldn't change anything.

You have the tight horizontal lines of the symmetrical landscape contrasting with the randomness of the heavens above or a open expansive horizon resting on a savannah in Montana.   Posted: 07/12/2021 16:41:44



Sharon Moir   Sharon Moir
I wouldn't crop off the bottom, perhaps a bit off the top. You did well getting the details in the sky and the line of trees gives the photo a sense of place. The sky alone would not have made it.   Posted: 07/17/2021 08:32:39



Sol Blechman   Sol Blechman
The line of trees is interesting to me and they make the only vertical lines in the image. The brown foreground seems filled with horizontals, even the sky is sort of horizontal. Dennis, maybe I'm trying to hard. Those trees, almost silhouetted are fine.   Posted: 07/17/2021 18:03:52



Than Sint   Than Sint
Story is contrasted clouds in your mind, I think. I gazed at the picture for a few seconds and I remember the movie, the good the bad and the ugly. Your image is mindful artistic image. It is my favorite. Thank you, Mr. Dennis!   Posted: 07/27/2021 06:04:32