Carol Spry  

Untitled by Carol Spry

June 2022 - Untitled

About the Image(s)

I took this photo at Kensington Metro Park. I went there looking to get photos of the swan and its young but something happened to the babies. So I went on a hike in the woods and saw so many cool things. I loved how the light hit the blooms of the dogwood tree

9 comments posted

Jay Denny   Jay Denny
Yes, good play of light and shadow. It almost has a dream-like quality   Posted: 06/08/2022 04:19:35

Carol Spry   Carol Spry
Thank you! I was disappointed that day because I wanted to take a series of photos of the swans and their young. I drove an hour to get there to discover the young had been killed and the swans were rebuilding the nest. So I decided on a walk in the woods and got this.   Posted: 06/08/2022 15:08:59

Barbara Asacker   Barbara Asacker
Welcome to our group Carol,
Great texture, shapes, and colors. The sunlight on the Dogwood and shaded trees in the background provided good DOF.
Nicely done.   Posted: 06/12/2022 09:33:34

Norm Solomon   Norm Solomon
Hi Carol, Welcome to the group. I like the play of light & shadow and the vibrancy of the colors. One suggestion, you may want to consider cropping down from the top a bit since the main subject seems to be branch in the center.
norm   Posted: 06/14/2022 12:23:32
Carol Spry   Carol Spry
Thank you, I will give that a try   Posted: 06/15/2022 08:56:44
Carol Spry   Carol Spry
Thank you, I will give that a try   Posted: 06/15/2022 08:56:46

Harriet Ciccone
Carol - I welcome you to the group as well. Your image has a painterly quality which is quite pleasing. You captured the beautiful light.   Posted: 06/19/2022 13:11:55

Stan Bormann   Stan Bormann
Carol, welcome to the group. I joined this group in 2004 and am perhaps the longest term member other than John Hacket. You have started with a beautiful image. The light is great, and the image might have some painterly filter on it, but perhaps it is just great light. I think I agree with Norm about a small crop on the top. You can just pull the image up in your browser to see the crop. I would keep that horizontal branch to help frame the shot.   Posted: 06/20/2022 14:24:32

Carol Spry   Carol Spry
I did not use any kind of filter on it. I was very fortunate that day when I was walking. Actually I was rather disappointed because I was looking for the swan to see its babies but something happened to its nest and they were all destroyed. So I went for a walk in the woods as the light was coming up more I saw this tree in Dogwood and stopped for a moment to grab that shot. I will do the cropping it does look better that way and thank you so much for the comments everybody   Posted: 06/20/2022 17:43:06


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