Kaylyn Franks  

Gotta Load of Snow by Kaylyn Franks

June 2021 - Gotta Load of Snow

June 2021 - Kaylyn Franks


About the Image(s)

Gotta Load of Snow was captured with Canon EOS R5, Canon 100-400, ISO 160, f/11,1/800 sec. Basic edits in LR and then a bunch of cleanup in PS, gave snow & truck dimension, then off to Topaz Sharpen.

8 comments posted

Jerry Biddlecom   Jerry Biddlecom
Original and creative idea, and the truck, in terms of composition, is well placed. Nice contrast between the old and the new -- the truck and the fresh layer of snow, and between the natural and the man-made. Overall good exposure, but I wonder if there is a slightly too strong blueish cast (as in the tree). My only complaint is that the white drift of snow at the right is distracting from the overall image, causing the eye to dwell there. Other than that, a great pic!   Posted: 06/01/2021 06:24:33

Marti Buckely   Marti Buckely
I agree with Jerry especially about the drift. To me, leaving the fence line in the image makes me look there instead of the drift. I would like to see it left there. Good job.   Posted: 06/01/2021 08:52:47

Al Swanson   Al Swanson
The brightness of that drift is a little distracting to me as well. Perhaps cropping half of it out would make it less appealing to look at. In addition, a slight color enhancement of the vehicle might bring out that contrast a bit more and make the eye really focus on that subject. I do agree that the blue cast of the snow is a bit strong. Overall a very interesting image and well composed.   Posted: 06/02/2021 09:51:21

Peggy Reeder   Peggy Reeder
I agree with the others, the snow has a slight bluish cast and I guess it needs to be neutralized. I think the fence posts add a lot by anchoring the image in reality. I would leave in the footprints as well for the same reason. Very nice capture.   Posted: 06/04/2021 16:03:54
Marti Buckely   Marti Buckely
I agree - I would crop or remove the one on the left but leave the fence posts on the right.   Posted: 06/04/2021 23:41:10
Marti Buckely   Marti Buckely
This didn't have the purple-ish cast in Photoshop but seems to have it here. Not sure why.   Posted: 06/08/2021 23:19:23
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Mike Patterson   Mike Patterson
I agree with the other comments, especially about leaving the fenceposts. It helps set the scene and provide a story element about the truck being abandoned at some farm or ranch. Our ranch is littered with old cars and trucks. It seems they're driven until they don't work anymore, then towed out of the way, just like this truck.   Posted: 06/08/2021 13:44:50

Joseph J Zaia   Joseph J Zaia
To my eye, at first glance, the image looked kind of static. I think that the posts fill in negative space. I would only crop the one on the left and the one on the right and leave the rest in. The clean snow gives that feeling of cold and loneliness.   Posted: 06/09/2021 20:23:28


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