Helen Sweet  

China Wall by Helen Sweet

January 2022 - China Wall

About the Image(s)

In November, after some much needed rain, when the hills were lush and green, my club had a field trip to China Wall in nearby Alamo, CA. These sandstone formations create a line of rocks up and down the hills that look like a miniature version of the Great Wall of China. This was taken with my Sony 6300, 10-18 mm Sony lens at 18mm, ISO 200, f/11, 1/100 sec. I cropped then darkened the sky, as well as the white pants with the red vest and the foremost little rock on the left. Then added a vignette. The people looked too distant and small in the original, so I cloned them out. But after cropping the image, I appreciate them for their sense of scale.

2 comments posted

Ham Hayes   Ham Hayes
Helen, The strong pastoral feeling is well enhanced by the uphill perspective and long shadows on that saturated 'yummy' green. I agree with you the people give a sense of scale that would be missing otherwise. Lovely image!   Posted: 01/10/2022 17:27:55

Ham Hayes   Ham Hayes
Helen, just a thought: crop the right side and sky a bit more. My sense is this results in the trail and rocks leading into the group of hikers with more impact.   Posted: 01/11/2022 12:22:52
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