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Driving Around in the Fall by Rich Sears

November 2023 - Driving Around in the Fall

About the Image(s)

Caught this image driving around our neighborhood. I simply liked the view, considering the curvature of the tree limbs, the strong red coloration, the curvature of the road and the pleasant underpowering background. Nikon 7Z2, 24 - 120 mm at 24mm, 1/200, f10, iso 1100.

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10 comments posted

Judith Flacke   Judith Flacke
Looks a beautiful scene, but not sure about the prominence of the nearest tree trunk - maybe a few steps to the left would have given a clearer view? Or maybe a few steps back so the whole tree was in the frame? The former would also have reduced the impact of that bright while fence... Maybe there were reasons these options were not possible? Great colours and light - just not sure of the composition.   Posted: 11/05/2023 07:32:33

Rich Sears   Rich Sears
Thanks Judith for your thoughts. I did move around in all directions and found moving back make the fence more prominent, moving to the left was not as dynamic. Just my opinion. Thanks   Posted: 11/05/2023 16:33:52

Hoshedar Cooper   Hoshedar Cooper
Nice image Rich. You have captured the brilliant colours of the fall. Not sure I understand Judith's point of stating that if you would have moved more to the left to get a clearer view of? The white fence can be easily cloned or dodged a bit, but then it is not such a eye sore as there is a second man made element, the road, to balance it. Like the curvature of the branches too.   Posted: 11/06/2023 11:59:12

Barbara Mallon   Barbara Mallon
It is an inviting scene. The red tree is very impressive. Another time of day would improve it. Also something other than a road for the lower right. Moving to the left and have more red trees instead of the road would enhance the composition.   Posted: 11/10/2023 15:58:02
Rich Sears   Rich Sears
I agree Barbara.   Posted: 11/18/2023 09:26:16

Tom McCreary   Tom McCreary
You captured this beautiful tree at a great time, with the leafs red and still on the tree. I think that you would have a stronger image if you cropped off on the right back to the tree. That would have the tree as a stopping point to keep the eye in the image and would get rid of the distracting white fence. You would then have the tree arching over the road and the road curving into the distance as the subject. I really like the image.   Posted: 11/11/2023 12:22:15
Rich Sears   Rich Sears
Thanks Tom for the suggestion   Posted: 11/18/2023 09:26:44

Gaetan Manuel   Gaetan Manuel
Is the white fence a distraction? Moving a few steps to the left would have added more of the road to the scene, but at the same time, added a good leaning line. Moving backwards would have been another option as it would have included more of the tree in the picture. However, the contrasts of colours are nice: the red leaves against the blue sky and green lawns.   Posted: 11/16/2023 10:41:27

Paul Bradley   Paul Bradley
Lines and triangles play well together in this image. The road and fence line lead to the tree, that lead to the branches, that lead to the contrast of leaves, sky and grass. I like the way you have captured the trees canopy and created a natural vignette to hold the viewers eye. Nice pleasant colors. I like the composition Rich.   Posted: 11/18/2023 08:20:16
Rich Sears   Rich Sears
Thank you Paul.   Posted: 11/18/2023 09:25:24