Darlene Elwin  

Nature’s Artwork by Darlene Elwin

May 2023 - Nature’s Artwork

May 2023 - Darlene Elwin


About the Image(s)

This was shot during a hike, but I cannot remember where. It may have been at Franconia Notch in New Hampshire which has a lot of granite rock. The colorful lichen caught my eye. Even better, a broken, dried branch was already in the cavity. I wanted to focus on the lichen, so I upped the vibrance and used curves to darken the area around the rock for more drama.

Specifics: Canon 7D, f/11 at 1/100, ISO 1250, Tamron lens 18-270mm

This round’s discussion is now closed!
9 comments posted

Walter Naumann   Walter Naumann
Beautiful colorful image. The branch adds to interest. Good enhancements. Well done.   Posted: 05/07/2023 16:38:50
Darlene Elwin   Darlene Elwin
(Group 11)
Thank you. It was pure luck that the branch was there. I thought it added interest.   Posted: 05/20/2023 12:50:24

Dr V G Mohanan Nair   Dr V G Mohanan Nair
Interesting image. The image is sharp, with beautiful colors. I liked the composition too. It is good that you have burned the bottom bright stones. The decayed wood on the left add interest to the image. Your post processing is excellent. Well done.   Posted: 05/09/2023 09:21:40
Darlene Elwin   Darlene Elwin
(Group 11)
Thank you for the nice critique.   Posted: 05/20/2023 12:48:46

Terry Campanella   Terry Campanella
Darlene, what a GREAT image! Truly your title tells it all. We, in our human creative minds would never attempt to use such a diverse color palette. I think you handled to post processing right on. Your choice of vignetting works very well.   Posted: 05/18/2023 07:46:38
Darlene Elwin   Darlene Elwin
(Group 11)
Thank you, Terry.   Posted: 05/20/2023 12:45:05

Renee Nalley   Renee Nalley
Interesting subject, yet still beautiful. The adjustments you made do a good job at bringing out the color of the rock. I like how the light falls exactly on the center of the picture illuminating the rock. Nice image!   Posted: 05/21/2023 21:41:51

Joan Funk   Joan Funk
Good seeing. Good processing of light and dark. Beautiful color. A job well done.   Posted: 05/28/2023 15:01:37

Bogdan Bricelj   Bogdan Bricelj
Colorful image after good processing. What else could I say. Other group members have told everything.

  Posted: 05/29/2023 16:56:23