Marcela Stegemueller  

Evening Stroll by Marcela Stegemueller

October 2021 - Evening Stroll

About the Image(s)

This picture was taken on the North Shore by Lake Superior. I had to take this picture of what seemed to me a loving couple taking their evening stroll. I turned the picture into monochrome. It was taken at about 35 mm with my 24-70 normal zoom lens. I cropped it, tried to straighten the horizon, applied a gradient to the sky and deleted what I thought were distracting items. I wish I had taken the picture with the 70 mm instead of the 35 mm so the couple would have been bigger but I wanted to get their reflections in the pool of water below them. I took this picture three years ago and I am still working on it. Please give me any suggestions you may have to improve it. Because I like the story and the feeling I had when taking it, I would like to make it better.

5 comments posted

Barbara Asacker   Barbara Asacker
Hi Marcela,
It is a nice story. The couple as well as their reflection is sharp. The image works well in b&w. Perhaps I might crop out the entire left side of the frame starting a little behind the couple. There is foliage in the bottom right corner that should be cloned out. I think by eliminating some negative space the subject would have more attention. When you crop the couple will appear larger. Hope it helps.   Posted: 10/07/2021 17:25:57
Marcela Stegemueller   Marcela Stegemueller
Thank you, Barbara. I agree that bush is distracting. I'll also try cropping it like you suggested to see how it will look. It is worth a try.   Posted: 10/07/2021 19:02:19

Marian Bodart   Marian Bodart
Hi Marcela, This is image tells a lovely story and works well in B&W, I like Barbara's suggestion to eliminate the bush. I think simplifying the image as much as possible will draw the eye to the couple (perhaps even clone out the big rock in the water).   Posted: 10/08/2021 20:51:18

Norm Solomon   Norm Solomon
Hi Marcela,
I really like the monochrome treatment of this image--it does a wonderful job of emphasizing the couple. And since they are the subject of your story I agree that cropping is in order. I would crop to the right of the rock in the water and on land & also eliminate the foliage on land and see how that looks. You did a wonderful job of capturing the couple's reflection...very tough to do!
Norm   Posted: 10/14/2021 12:44:09

John Hackett   John Hackett
I like the composition, this picture needed a bit of human interest and we have that and a reflection. No cropping for me I like it just the way it is.   Posted: 10/15/2021 07:00:51


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