Jen Carrick  


Untitled by Jen Carrick

July 2021 - Untitled

About the Image(s)

This was taken in Missouri near the confluence of the Rivers. The roads were still closed due to the pandemic. so had to make do with trees and sky.

/f 4.5 Iso 160 at 11 mm with the fuji xt4


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13 comments posted




Bev Caine   Bev Caine
(Groups 48 & 80)
Would love to have seen the original but this one is very sell done.   Posted: 07/07/2021 09:01:03



Albert Zabin   Albert Zabin
This is really interesting andk well done. A bit more ontrast in the ground (by brightening whites a very little would be worth trying. Ik would alsop try cropping some of the black areas on the bottom. There is a picture within the picture with the three trees grouped together. Try some majopr cropping on each side in a square format   Posted: 07/12/2021 20:42:18
Jen Carrick   Jen Carrick
Thanks for the suggestions. I will try a square crop as an alternative   Posted: 07/18/2021 16:11:38



Colin Bradshaw   Colin Bradshaw
Hi Jen, nice landscape I like the position of the trees, the left hand one has a light area I would clone out also lighten the foreground to bring out a bit more detail.   Posted: 07/15/2021 04:32:37
Jen Carrick   Jen Carrick
Good idea, thanks!   Posted: 07/18/2021 16:12:15



Kirsti Näntö-Salonen   Kirsti Näntö-Salonen
Hi Jen, I think that both the cropped square format and the present one would work fine. I think that the present format has a fine tension between the group of three and the odd one farther apart. I also like the diagonal in the grass that is mirrored in the sky.   Posted: 07/15/2021 12:14:05
Jen Carrick   Jen Carrick
Thanks for your comments, Kristi. I will try the square crop   Posted: 07/18/2021 16:14:22



Albert Zabin   Albert Zabin
I came back to your photo. It is interesting and a tension just as Kirsti felt. I think that the clouds do function as leading lines, but are somewhat weak. There is a dark line (apparently vegetation) If you darkened that a little you would have another leading line to reinforce the clouds, working with the woods in the background. Then the line of vegetaion in the front is an opposing ine which gives the picture tension. Play with it this photogdraph is very drich with possibilities.   Posted: 07/18/2021 20:22:35
Jen Carrick   Jen Carrick
Thanks Albert. I will make some adjustments   Posted: 07/26/2021 15:34:50



Ed Ford   Ed Ford
Hi Jen. I like this landscape - particularly its simplicity. I also, for my part, really like the foreground detail in the image giving me a real sense of context for the trees in the field. The sky is also, as I see it, a real plus for the image giving me a sense a drama to an otherwise static image.

As I see it you handled the focus, tonality and contrast nicely.

All in all I really do like the image and appreciate your sharing it with us Jen. Thank you.   Posted: 07/18/2021 21:57:44
Jen Carrick   Jen Carrick
Thank your Ed!   Posted: 07/26/2021 15:35:53



Adrian Binney   Adrian Binney
Hi Jen. To me this shows very well the vastness of the landscape and that's the main story. It should thus be your panoramic shape. Lightening the foreground certainly will help and Albert's point (if I am understanding him correctly) of making the line in the landscape that flows left to right will help take the eye further in that direction. Darkening or adding texture/contrast locally could work to help that lateral flow more.

Your image certainly makes me wish I was there!   Posted: 07/25/2021 13:02:19
Jen Carrick   Jen Carrick
Thanks very much Adrian. The great rivers Mississippi and Missouri are fascinating to those of us who grew up reading Mark Twain!   Posted: 07/26/2021 15:40:57