Dianne Arrigoni  


Anakena by Dianne Arrigoni

September 2021 - Anakena

About the Image(s)

Sony 7a
70 mm
1/125
f/9.0
iso 100
I was attempting to capture the beauty of Easter Island, especially the wonders of the Moai. Unfortunately the hours for visiting these sites did not include timing for the best light (10-5).
This image was taken at Anakena, the birth place of the Rapa Nui culture.


4 comments posted




Damon Williams   Damon Williams
Wow. I don't think I know anyone else who's actually been there. Good on you Dianne.
There's good stuff here. The sky is active and well-toned (except near the horizon). It seems sharp all around. Despite the challenges in locating near the subjects, there are still some good compositional elements, like the repeating statues on the left, all of which have the sea as their background, and the elevated statue in the upper right.
I don't know if there's much you can do as an attempt to capture the entire scene, except crop up from the bottom which would get the horizon out of the center (you know how everyone feels about that, I personally don't think it's the sin everyone else does). But, you might also crop in from the right to just right of the last moai in the series, and crop up from the bottom That would be a completely different image. Would you have the resolution to still give impact? I don't know.   Posted: 09/21/2021 00:01:33



Jane Pittenger   Jane Pittenger
What a thrilling place to visit and shoot. So glad you had an interesting sky. I would've change a thing about the composition. I like that the higher statue (moai?) has the whole base included and the balance between it being bigger and higher with the 7 other works nicely. I'd like to see the shadows of the statues brought up a bit and the exposure of the bright white sand decreased a bit so it doesn't draw the eye so much   Posted: 09/21/2021 12:12:30



Jane Pittenger   Jane Pittenger
What a thrilling place to visit and shoot. So glad you had an interesting sky. I would've change a thing about the composition. I like that the higher statue (moai?) has the whole base included and the balance between it being bigger and higher with the 7 other works nicely. I'd like to see the shadows of the statues brought up a bit and the exposure of the bright white sand decreased a bit so it doesn't draw the eye so much   Posted: 09/21/2021 12:12:31



John Meiers   John Meiers
Nice shot Dianne! Think it would be even better in B&W. Just got done with a B&W to print workshop. Photo does appear to my old eyes to have a halo effect (think that is what it is called) around the figures and where water and land meet. I learned that is usually caused by having a detail slider in Lightroom or other processing software, too far right.   Posted: 09/21/2021 20:53:51



 

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