Mark McKinney  


Untitled by Mark McKinney

July 2021 - Untitled

About the Image(s)

This photo is of Killarney National Park taken from our room at the Lake Hotel.
ISO 200, f 14, 30 seconds. Pentax K 1 full frame camera with Pentax 24-70 f 2.8 lens. 27 mm.


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8 comments posted




Linda M Medine   Linda M Medine
This is one of the prettiest image I have ever seen. Love the darken and the peacefulness in the farmland in the moon light. The only thing I did was to take yellow paint from around the trees and pained over the white light. I wanted to have the image a little warmer. I painted the golden grass coming from the left to the right a little brighter. This is a great leading line to the house. Mark, Beautiful image.   Posted: 07/06/2021 20:28:26
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Mark McKinney   Mark McKinney
Great suggestion. This is also good as a B&W   Posted: 07/06/2021 23:38:36



Lane B Lewis   Lane B Lewis
This image confused me as my eye traveled from the sky to the right corner, back to the light area under the moon. I feel opening up the shadows a wee bit would give me more information to tie it all together.   Posted: 07/07/2021 19:52:32
Mark McKinney   Mark McKinney
I see what you are saying. This was a 30 second time exposure and it really doesn't have a specific subject. There are three seperate sources of light in this "scene". I like the faint one that is somewhere on that mountain. The ruins are illuminated. The moon is casting its own light. Try not to overthink this one.   Posted: 07/08/2021 18:36:20



Bruce Michelotti   Bruce Michelotti
Very interesting and I feel a moody shot. While your image is on the dark side, there is detail throughout. I really like the stratified clouds and the way the moon illuminates them. I must agree with Lane though that the viewer is not sure where to look as you have two bright areas competing for attention. My only suggestion would to darken the lights on the trees a bit. Photography is all about the light and while you aren't showing a lot what you have is top shelf.   Posted: 07/08/2021 15:51:45
Mark McKinney   Mark McKinney
I see what you are saying. This was a 30 second time exposure and it really doesn't have a specific subject. There are three seperate sources of light in this "scene". I like the faint one that is somewhere on that mountain. The ruins are illuminated. The moon is casting its own light. Try not to overthink this one.   Posted: 07/08/2021 18:36:42



Leo Chow   Leo Chow
Very good mood. However, there are 2 bright areas, would suggest only have one bright area to attract the attention of the viewer better.   Posted: 07/09/2021 02:25:51
Mark McKinney   Mark McKinney
Thank you for the input.   Posted: 07/09/2021 14:01:59