Marcus Miller  


KEEPING THE GATE CLOSED by Marcus Miller

July 2021 - KEEPING THE GATE CLOSED

About the Image(s)

I waded through a ditch with waist high grasses and weeds to reach this fence post. I was drawn to the image by all the curves and the juxtaposition of the new rope holding the old gate closed.


6 comments posted




Pinaki Sarkar   Pinaki Sarkar
Interesting subject and image. Good work. What was the aperture used in this case ? Generally , maybe it is only me , but I would have preferred a little more blurred background , though not too much, as that would have taken the sense of environment away from the image. Based on your writing, I must appreciate your love for beauty, I think that most of the time it is our love for aesthetics that drive us to go miles for a particular photo...at least the amateur photographers (when you don't make money from your image then what motivates you ? the eternal question that we all face ).   Posted: 07/06/2021 10:03:23
Marcus Miller   Marcus Miller
HI Pinaki, Thanks for your comments. This image was shot with ISO 320, 105mm, f11 and 1/250. For me, I like the unique background in the image which consisted of an overgrown wild grape vine. As an amateur photographer I am inspired by strong compositions, creative interpretations and old vs new.   Posted: 07/06/2021 12:47:57
Pinaki Sarkar   Pinaki Sarkar
Thanks for the info-F11. If you don't mind, what was the metering ? Also where was the focus point ?
  Posted: 07/07/2021 10:08:37



Mark Southard   Mark Southard
A most interesting capture ! At first, I thought this was the head band of Willy Nelson!   Posted: 07/08/2021 14:33:07



Alastair Cochrane   Alastair Cochrane
This is the sort of feature so many people would pass by without a second thought. Well worth the effort to get the photograph   Posted: 07/15/2021 02:46:14



N. Sukumar   N. Sukumar
I find your choice of the close crop here very interesting and effective, drawing the viewer's eyes to your subject matter. To me this is all about the contrasting textures and tones - of the wood, of the rope, the background foliage, and even the peeling paint on the gate.   Posted: 07/16/2021 14:45:05



 

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