Mark Burgess  

Aerial View by Mark Burgess

September 2021 - Aerial View

About the Image(s)

We recently visited a geothermal area in which quite striking greens and oranges were provided by the algae growing in the warm volcanic water. The shots I enjoyed most were aerial views from standing height and I was interested to see if I could capture small areas that might look like they were captured from a drone or an aircraft. They provide a somewhat alien landscape featuring tiny silica terraces and lush green tropical growth.

7 comments posted

Richard Siersma   Richard Siersma
An interesting abstract but I think it should have a center point of interest, my eyes keep looking all around but never stopping on a center point.   Posted: 09/06/2021 07:32:18

Barbara E Miller   Barbara E Miller
Without an explanation of the image one could never guess what one is looking at. Not that that is important since this becomes, to me, abstract art, and Mark I do apologise but an abstract is not something that I can easily comment on. However, for your records I do think it is something important to have taken.   Posted: 09/07/2021 08:01:42

Oliver Morton   Oliver Morton
Mark, like Richard and Barbara, I found it difficult to find an object or area of interest. For me, this made it very difficult to comment on.

I decided to try to highlight some portion of your image and, perhaps, to give it a touch of blue to imply water. This made it almost like a river was zig-zagging through a rocky area. I'm certainly not sure that my modifications were successful... and, I have no idea if the area I highlighted is a river. Your thoughts?

  Posted: 09/07/2021 16:46:43
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Mark Burgess   Mark Burgess
Thanks for all your comments. The idea was to take something that looks like an aerial shot eg from a drone but taken at ground level pointing down. Often shots from 1000 ft or so have an abstract quality to them because we don't recognise the least not until we are totally saturated with drone photos!! Oliver yes in my mind the blue you have added is the "river." Well it is actually a trickle of flowing water. Maybe faking something real would involve adding some turbidity to the water...its a bit too clear to be convincing.   Posted: 09/08/2021 16:38:38

Candia Peterson   Candia Peterson
I'm very keen on micro landscapes and I definitely think you have made a great success of what you set out to achieve. This is an image that works really well for me and apart, perhaps, for a little more saturation on the greens, I wouldn't change anything.   Posted: 09/08/2021 10:15:08

Nick Muskovac   Nick Muskovac
Mark, This is a very nice abstract image. The main thing that I would say is that my eye doesn't have a place to land on. Was this taken from a drone?   Posted: 09/08/2021 15:23:12

David Price   David Price
I agree with comments saying that there is no focal point but we take photos for ourselves and if you like it that's the important thing. I would never have thought about taking an image like this.   Posted: 09/09/2021 08:37:51


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