Rusty Pinckney  

Fall Contemplation by Rusty Pinckney

January 2022 - Fall Contemplation

About the Image(s)

Again I looked into the archives for a submission. I shot this image with my first digital camera, a Panasonic DMC-FZ20 when I visited Santa Fe, New Mexico in the fall of 2005. I was drawn to this bench, set in a lovely shaded setting with fall leaves on the sidewalk. It invited rest and contemplation. Post-editing I used Elements to crop, alter the lighting, and eliminate distractions.

3 comments posted

Arabella Dane   Arabella Dane
What a beautiful restful rustic scene. And how timely with all the contemplative moments covid has been giving us.   Posted: 01/05/2022 19:32:25

Tom Pickering   Tom Pickering
Love the bench and its setting. I would definitely be inclined to take a seat and soak in the surroundings.

With the central position of the bench, I felt it didn't have enough focal draw, so I cropped some to bring it more into the foreground. I also added some clarity and warmed up the colors to give more of a fall feel. What do you think?   Posted: 01/17/2022 10:07:33
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Brenda Frezeman   Brenda Frezeman
This is a wonderful, restful image. The viewer immediately places himself/herself on the bench. While I rarely do anything with textures, I think they could work well with this image as another option.   Posted: 01/17/2022 11:40:11


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