Jo-Ann Rolle  

Alligator in the swamp by Jo-Ann Rolle

May 2022 - Alligator in the swamp

About the Image(s)

Last week I was at my 50th High School re-union and it was the first I had been to. I wanted to do something special. My best friend and I decided to do a photo shoot in an Air boat in the Everglades.

While I had my Cannon with me, the most remarkable shots came from my iPhone 13. The image you see is untouched - no post processing editing. I tried adding filters and other edits but the natural image, in my mind, was not improved.

5 comments posted

Alan Kiecker   Alan Kiecker
I find this photo of an alligator rather difficult to actually discern the alligator itself. I think it is pointing to the left (moving right to left). If this is the case the nose is merging with the edge of the photo. The subject has no room to move. Do we need all the open space? I'd crop half way up from the bottom.   Posted: 05/10/2022 09:00:49
Josh Lohff   Josh Lohff
I agree with Alan's thoughts on this image. If you are married to it as it sits, you could try bringing the shadows on the gator up a bit to make it stand out. As the image sits now, the dark skin and bumps on its back make it meld into the color and shape of the water.   Posted: 05/10/2022 20:29:54

Craig Callan   Craig Callan
I think the reflections in the open space at the bottom add a sense of peace that contrasts nicely with the menace of the gator. But like Alan, I think you should have allowed a little more space on the left side.   Posted: 05/10/2022 15:10:18

Dicky ting ming Law
Hi Jo-Ann;
I've been estimating what this is for a long time, I think if you can usually to leave a little more space in the front position.   Posted: 05/11/2022 10:36:54

David Kepley   David Kepley
Shooting alligators can be fun! They look so pre-historic! I think you needed to decide whether you wanted the whole gator, or a part. It appears you have most of the body with the eyes on the left edge. So you have cut off the snout. Suggest just shooting a close up of the eyes or eyes and snout.   Posted: 05/13/2022 10:13:42


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