Jamie Federick  



January 2022 - Jamie Federick


About the Image(s)

Here is my photo for January. It was taken at the Arkansas State Capitol Building. I love to take shapes and architectural photos and the workmanship in these stairs caught my eye. I took it with My Canon EOS Rebel T2i. I used f4.5, 1/50sec. ISO 1600 and 30mm. As you can see, I cropped differently, lightened it and removed the rope on the stairs and a few blemishes. I enriched the color a bit too.

12 comments posted

Lloyd Delaney   Lloyd Delaney
Well done, with lovely color and shape. I like the mystery that the original has with the darker background leading down to the next level.   Posted: 01/07/2022 12:53:48
Jamie Federick   Jamie Federick
Thank you so much Lloyd. I agree, the darker look is more mysterious.   Posted: 01/07/2022 16:38:55

Mary Walsh   Mary Walsh
Jamie, I really love the detail in this photo. I also enjoy trying to photograph architectural details, but I find that it can be really tricky to get a good shot. You did a great job. I like your crop from the top because I don't think the white wall added anything. I also like the way your crop emphasizes the beautiful detail in the spindles.   Posted: 01/07/2022 14:21:44
Jamie Federick   Jamie Federick
Thank you for your comments Mary.   Posted: 01/07/2022 16:39:18

Margaret Sprott   Margaret Sprott
I love curved stairs like this one, especially when they are in good shape. I love everything you did to the original because you got rid of all the distractions. Excellent cropping!   Posted: 01/07/2022 18:27:10
Jamie Federick   Jamie Federick
Thank you for your positive comments Margaret!   Posted: 01/07/2022 21:13:25

Kurtis Sutley   Kurtis Sutley
(Group 38)
I think you did an excellent job with the crop. I like how you split the image with the diagonal accent white base of the stairs. To me the image balances the texture of the wood with the blank wall giving my eye a wonderful reference that emphasizes the wood. I think all this is possible because you have a well focused image with an appropriate depth of field. My only suggestion would be maybe a radial gradient from the upper left to darken that corner just a bit. You have a dark lower right corner that I think would add just a bit of drama with the upper left being a little darker. A very nice example of how texture, pattern and shapes work in a successful capture. Nicely done.   Posted: 01/08/2022 08:59:17

Jamie Federick   Jamie Federick
Thanks for the suggestion. I do not use that gradient tool enough.   Posted: 01/08/2022 13:13:15

Tom Buckard   Tom Buckard
Jamis, that is one gorgeous stairway!!! I have a competition coming which has one assigned category of leading lines. If The Arkansas State Capital wasn't 1800 miles from me I would be on my way there with and shoot a model 2/3 up those beautiful stairs. I also love the diagonal slash of white with the off white behind it! Your crop was right on target also. Well done.   Posted: 01/08/2022 20:04:41

Jamie Federick   Jamie Federick
Wow! What a neat review! 1800 miles is pretty far away! Where do you live Tom?   Posted: 01/08/2022 21:23:09

Shirley Pohlman   Shirley Pohlman
(Group 2)
Jamie, I feel that your cropping really made this image pop. Is this the Old State Capitol?   Posted: 01/08/2022 22:45:28
Jamie Federick   Jamie Federick
Yes. It was taken on our trip there years ago! Thanks!   Posted: 01/09/2022 08:01:51


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