Linda M Medine  

Untitled by Linda M Medine

May 2022 - Untitled

About the Image(s)

Went to photograph the Bluebonnets in Ennis, Texas. Louisiana Photographic Society Camera Club had a field trip to Ennis. It was beautiful weather and the bluebonnets did not let us down. It was just a little windy. This image was taken on the first stop. It was a little hilly and on the other side of the hill was a lake. I got down on the ground and got this angle and got the beautiful sky. It was taken toward the west ant the time was 4:21 and I was using my Full Frame Nikon D800 at ISO 100 28mm (28mm-30mm lens) 1/13 sec. F22. There is a photographer in the right side. The beautiful flowers in foreground is my subject.

15 comments posted

Jack Florence Jr   Jack Florence Jr
(Groups 66 & 86)
The sky gives this such beautiful mood, Linda, I can almost feel as if I am there. Very nice image, and I don't mind the person in the field.   Posted: 05/02/2022 17:57:25
Linda M Medine   Linda M Medine
The smell was so sweet and the weather was great.   Posted: 05/10/2022 20:33:17

Bruce Michelotti   Bruce Michelotti
How lovely Linda. I like the fact that you got down low to shoot this scene. It gives the viewer a sense of being there. Your slower shutter speed has turned a pretty shot into a impressionistic view. You have the wonderful sky and the soft look of the Bluebonnets aided by the wind and the slower shutter. The red interspersed makes the image that more interesting. I also feel that the photographer in the image adds to your shot. Monet would be proud.   Posted: 05/07/2022 11:43:50
Linda M Medine   Linda M Medine
Thank you Bruce. The person was a fellow photographer. I am trying to get down low on most images. It makes a big difference.   Posted: 05/10/2022 20:36:27
Bruce Michelotti   Bruce Michelotti
Yes, a low vantage point when shooting usually makes the difference between a good and a great image. It also helps remove distractions that otherwise would be present with a straight on shot.   Posted: 05/11/2022 17:34:03

Harley Rubens   Harley Rubens
Nice landscape, mood and subtle colors. I do think the one tree I took out did not fit along the tree line. also I think the horizon should be higher or lower and perhaps reframing so the person can be a subject. Good elements to work with.   Posted: 05/08/2022 13:03:07
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Linda M Medine   Linda M Medine
Harley, I like what you did. Look very nice. Thank you/   Posted: 05/10/2022 20:37:32

Mark McKinney   Mark McKinney
I like the perspective. The Blue Bells and Indian Paintbrush seem to go on and on! There sure are a lot of them! The figure on the right is an anchor point and lends perspective. Very colorful and the sky sets this up nicely.   Posted: 05/10/2022 15:56:03
Linda M Medine   Linda M Medine
Thank you Mark. Not too many people talk about an anchor point. I try to have an anchor point.   Posted: 05/10/2022 20:31:50

Leo Chow   Leo Chow
Very beautiful image. I like the dominant foreground and the mood of the sky. The man in the field enhanced the impact of the photo. Good job!   Posted: 05/10/2022 19:58:10
Linda M Medine   Linda M Medine
Thank you so much Leo. It was a fun trip.   Posted: 05/10/2022 20:32:23

Andrew Lewis   Andrew Lewis
Linda, I just love to gaze at this image and wander around. You captured a wonderful scene. The detail and exposure on the flowers in the foreground are wonderful. The overall color theme throughout the image is terrific. I love the other photographer in the image. It gives us a specific point of interest, and the clothing even goes well with the surroundings. If I had a magic wand, I'd use it in two places. One, the horizon. There may have been a slope to the land, but my eyes want the horizon to be straight. The other thing I would be interested to see is a gradient on the sky and punch up the detail and contrast in the clouds. Even without those things, this is simply gorgeous and I thank you for sharing it with us   Posted: 05/11/2022 20:53:12
Linda M Medine   Linda M Medine
Thank you Andrew.   Posted: 05/13/2022 18:10:31

Lane B Lewis   Lane B Lewis
I have seen images of these fields and would love to see them in person some time.
I feel the this is on a tilt. Once I see that, I have a hard time correcting it. So, I will let you play around with that. The image has a moody feel because of the sky. Having said that, I would be tempted to replace it . The reason being, I don't see much separation of the field and sky, the other is you have a blue gray(sky) and a clear blue (flowers) and navy blue ( shirt ). I would like to see the clear blue flowers be the star of the show. There are too many different shades of blue which for me its distracting. (The values are all different.) You could make the shirt on the man the same orange/red as the flower or a complimentary color to the blue flower, a lavender with the same tonal value. Also, I would crop some of the top of the image in order for the flowers to be more prominent.

It is lovely and if you enjoy it as is, you are the maker, enjoy what you have created. That is why you can have ten people making an image of the same thing and get 10 different interpretations!   Posted: 05/11/2022 23:28:00
Linda M Medine   Linda M Medine
Thank you so much Lane to take the time to improve this image. I appreciate all the comments and will be considered. I do agree.   Posted: 05/13/2022 18:10:07


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