Andy Patterson  

Reflections by Andy Patterson

November 2021 - Reflections

About the Image(s)

Description: Taken in the evening at Joshua Tree National Park at Barker Dam with a Canon EOS R at 105mm, 1/13 sec, f8 on a tripod.

I liked the color as well as the rippled reflections, where the viewer could easily identify the subject but know it is a reflection. I did some minor editing, mostly slight adjustments in Capture One then some minor edits in Photoshop (removed a bright spot in the upper corner that was a bit distracting). The original is actually a vertical composition that showed the landscape and tree in the reflection, but I liked the composition showing only the reflection. In general the colors and general appearance was not modified significantly from the original image.

8 comments posted

Belinda Hudnall Keller   Belinda Hudnall Keller
Welcome to the group, Andy! This is a beautiful piece of natural artistry. I could see immediately a bare tree reflected in whe rippling water along with the sky. I like the colors you captured and that you chose only to focus on the reflections. The smallest nit-pick: for uniformity, remove the rounded shadow at top right. Lovely and calming image.   Posted: 11/08/2021 10:42:44
Andy Patterson
Thank you! Are you referring to the small dark spot close the the upper right? Good point, although of course it is a genuine shadow it doesn't add and would be a bit nicer without.   Posted: 11/11/2021 15:41:40
Belinda Hudnall Keller   Belinda Hudnall Keller
Yes, it's the shadow I am talking about, and truly the tiniest of things. Don't worry about it. Either way is fine!   Posted: 11/14/2021 13:55:29

Mervyn Hurwitz   Mervyn Hurwitz
Andy, welcome to our group. I can already see that I am going to enjoy your images.
The color palette that you have chosen here is fantastic. A simple image but beautifully presented.   Posted: 11/11/2021 13:10:10
Andy Patterson
Thank you! I missed posting last month; I hadn't gotten myself organized yet. I plan to be much more consistent in the future! I am enjoying seeing everyone else's images. I am with a photo group in my area that has a similar group periodically--a friendly discussion about our images, meant for getting input/suggestions as this group does. Great idea, and I look forward to more.   Posted: 11/11/2021 15:43:27

Tony Au Yeong   Tony Au Yeong
Welcome Andy! I like the color palette, the pink and the light blue are matching very well in the image. Together with the ripples, the photo looks more abstract and interesting. A nice image!   Posted: 11/12/2021 10:09:30

Jose Cartas   Jose Cartas
Welcome to the group Andy! A very nice and subtle image, with beautiful colors and interesting shapes provided by the reflected branches. I don't see anything that needs improvement.   Posted: 11/12/2021 18:14:26

Bob Benson   Bob Benson
I like that you made the image about the reflection. The pastel color palette really adds to the mood. The colors on the outside create a natural border.   Posted: 11/15/2021 09:37:21


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