Karl Hokanson, EPSA  

DG-50 by Karl Hokanson, EPSA

June 2021 - DG-50

About the Image(s)

Info Nikon Z with 24 - 70 Z lens, iso 140, Pattern Metering, 39 mm focal length. Minimal adjustments cropping and some normal sliders. Taken in color but converted (hard to tell) to B&W

5 comments posted

Cindy Lynch   Cindy Lynch
A very simple, elegant composition with a pleasing pattern. I like the high contrast and you have good details in the tree branches. I like it the way that it is very much, however, I would also be interested in seeing what it looked like if you replaced the background above the main row of trees with white.   Posted: 06/10/2021 21:42:32

Chuck Carstensen   Chuck Carstensen
Nice composition a goo eye for compostition. Sharp and well exposed. I feel it would work better as a pure 16x9 rather than making it a thin panorama. How about letting us see the original?   Posted: 06/13/2021 14:14:48
Karl Hokanson   Karl Hokanson
Chuck - in the foreground is the park road. Background would have too much plain sky.

Thanks for thought.

Karl   Posted: 06/13/2021 17:14:03

Jeffrey Klug   Jeffrey Klug
Nice composition, I like that you captured 5 trees. The part I don't like as much is the background, Cindy's idea is interesting but probably very difficult to accomplish. I went the other way and tried darkening the background to make the trees and the snow stand out more. I did it quickly but taking your time could help the trees stand out a little more. I darkened the background to -1.25, dropped the whites down about -30, and also dropped the clarity - 40. It might work, something to think about.   Posted: 06/13/2021 15:17:44
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Lorna Zaback   Lorna Zaback
I like your panorama crop, Karl, and can see why that would have been a practical artistic choice. I think Jeffrey's suggestion to darken the background trees is a good one - I would like to see the centre masked and darkened even more. I am intrigued by the shadows cast by the trees on the surface of the snow and would be interested to see the effect of increasing the contrast in this area to darken them. A lovely, peaceful scene, well spotted.   Posted: 06/15/2021 18:27:12


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