Lorna Zaback  

Zutphen Old Aquaduct by Lorna Zaback

May 2023 - Zutphen Old Aquaduct

May 2023 - Lorna Zaback


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Old Aquaduct in Zutphen

I shot this old structure over the canal branching off the River Ijssel through the town of Zutphen on our trip to Holland over Christmas. Taken with my Fujifilm X-T10, 1/25th sec at f/4.5 ISO 800. A 46mm focal length allowed me to include more of the scene (original unedited) than I intended to end up with in the cropped version. I am never sure at the time of capture what I will want to frame in the final image so my philosophy is "more is better to begin with". I am not sure whether I prefer the colour or BW version - I like the hues in the colour but also like the way the reflections seem to stand out more in the monochrome. Your thoughts?

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8 comments posted

Chuck Carstensen   Chuck Carstensen
Lorna, Im with you both images have different interest qualities. The mono is a wall hanger for sure. I glad you didn't crop it more. No help needed here.
  Posted: 05/05/2023 16:17:15
Lorna Zaback   Lorna Zaback
Wow! Thanks, Chuck.   Posted: 05/08/2023 21:36:44

Mary Ann Carrasco   Mary Ann Carrasco
Lorna, I like how the textures and the reflections really stand out in the monochrome version. I do think color enhancements, etc would make the color version just as appealing. Nice image   Posted: 05/05/2023 17:07:36
Lorna Zaback   Lorna Zaback
Thanks, Mary Ann.   Posted: 05/08/2023 21:37:06

Cindy Lynch   Cindy Lynch
I like this scene and the reflections in the water. I get the feeling of a quaint town in Europe. Both the monchrome and color versions are nice. Good eye! I would suggest cropping out the building to the left. It seems that the porches are a little too modern for the scene and don't add anything to it. I cropped the phot and added a vignette.   Posted: 05/07/2023 13:37:23
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Lorna Zaback   Lorna Zaback
Cindy, yes I like your crop. I agree about the more modern railings. My thought was about not cutting out any of the boats. But I also think your version centers the reflections more in the frame and results in a more balanced image. Thanks!   Posted: 05/08/2023 21:40:56

James Cagle   James Cagle
I really like the B&W. This is hard as I agree about the modern porches, yet with wall it keep you in the image. Between the wall and the water at the bottom, it forms a nice "L" shape. Love the detail. Makes me want to go there.   Posted: 05/12/2023 09:29:51

Karl Hokanson   Karl Hokanson
The reflections in the right arch seem to be a blur as to the reflection in the left. I like Cindy's catch and crop on the left. You might want to crop the right at the arch to see what you like. Strong image.   Posted: 05/12/2023 15:00:45