Francois Venter  

A surrealistic landscape by Francois Venter

August 2022 - A surrealistic landscape

About the Image(s)

A bit of a different scape today. This image was done in camera, with minimal editing in photoshop and Lightroom. The image was made of three images. One in focus and one out of focus and a third one of a texture (Soil beneath my feet).

Settings was: ISO 31, 1/160s, f5.6 ev-2/3 Nikon Z7_II, Sigma Art 24-70mm lens at 24mm, Handheld

6 comments posted

Paul Hoffman   Paul Hoffman
When you first view this you think this is mad as you brain is believing that this is a reflection. But after a dozen G&T it all comes into shape and you realise that it is all one image, your eye start to make sense.
It is a very interesting experiment, but I find it very busy for my poor little brain to take in everything that is there, the varying DOF is very confusing.
But importantly this is one of those image that is going to make you stop and look, may make you brain hurt. But if they stop it is a good image.   Posted: 08/10/2022 04:53:35

Marilyn Peake   Marilyn Peake
I think this could be a gorgeous picture if it was all in focus. The blue and white colors are awesome together.   Posted: 08/12/2022 21:00:25

Raymond Zurschmitten   Raymond Zurschmitten
The image has beautiful colors. The portrait format suits the emerging trees. The blurred areas and especially the textured ground at the bottom of the image are irritating and suggest that the image is a reflection in a puddle. A surreal image that forces the viewer to ponder.   Posted: 08/14/2022 04:56:43

Arief Rahardjo
Amazing.. I must find 3D glass to see what's it look like .. ha.. ha.. Good contrast of white branches and blue sky. Very dare experiment.   Posted: 08/16/2022 09:07:19

Keith Thompson
The photo is definitely surreal. Interesting concept, but maybe a bit busy for my taste. Credit for doing the entire composition in camera.   Posted: 08/17/2022 20:29:53

Keith Thompson
  Posted: 08/17/2022 20:29:56


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