Ally Green  

Symmetry by Ally Green

August 2022 - Symmetry

About the Image(s)

In Botswana in the Okavanga Delta last year we were having our sundowners in this tranquil spot….the trees were so enticing and simple with the reflection as the sun was setting.

Very little in post in LR just moved the sliders and dehazed it a bit. Not a fan of oversaturation of colours for sunsets…I am more of a purist.

1/50 F5.6 ISO200

3 comments posted

Connie Reinhart   Connie Reinhart
Like Fran's horses, you really need both halves of this image. Any cropping of top or bottom would result in disconnected tree trunks. I love the simplicity. Your choice to not oversaturate the sunset colors was a good one. Very well done.   Posted: 08/04/2022 10:22:09

Carole Kropscot   Carole Kropscot
Love the vertical axis of symmetry that you found and captured. We can tell you didn't simply duplicate a tree. They are different trees. The horizontal axis gives us a reflection that also doesn't look artificially created. There is sufficient difference in the top and bottom of the reflection. Congrats on finding real symmetry out in nature! I need to add this to my list of what I look for when out photographing. I like your composition which includes some clouds. I can picture this shot with highly saturated colors because that style is so popular these days. Especially in travel brochures. Disappointing when you travel there and see only natural colors!   Posted: 08/08/2022 13:56:54

Fran Yates   Fran Yates
I love the simplicity of the symmetry (how's that for a mouthful) It has a calming effect. Nicely done.
Symmetry in reflections is always fun.   Posted: 08/08/2022 17:45:06


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