Jack Florence Jr  

Sidewalk , Bodie by Jack Florence Jr

October 2021 - Sidewalk , Bodie

October 2021 - Jack Florence Jr


About the Image(s)

Another from the famous ghost town, in this one I managed to find and use some greenery in the composition, with the idea of leading the eye down the street. Does the perspective and crop work for you? To me, I can feel the midday light in this one, and it feels a little harsh.

Sony a7 with 28 mm prime, f8 1/125

8 comments posted

Palli Gajree   Palli Gajree
Both the capture and detail in this shot is admirable ... and so as the composition. I wonder if you'd consider flipping the image which may look even stronger compositionally!
I couldn't help doing this though!!!   Posted: 10/01/2021 23:33:39
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Jack Florence Jr   Jack Florence Jr
Thanks, Palli. I'm not sure why, but I do think I like your flip better!. I look forward to hearing others' take on this.   Posted: 10/03/2021 12:02:07

Melanie Hurwitz   Melanie Hurwitz
Hi Jack, The harshness that you see is in keeping with the subject. You are showing us wonderful textures and detail. All those horizontal lines keep my eye going through the picture. As for the flip, I would not have thought of it, but it certainly works ( Good eye Palli )The tones add to the images. Good job!   Posted: 10/03/2021 17:41:25

Gary Potts   Gary Potts
Hi Jack,

You went with 'bold' and 'contrast' on this one...I like it! Indeed the textures, the blacks and the whites are impressive. With the bulk of the image on the right, I personally think the image 'reads' better flipped as Palli has suggested.   Posted: 10/03/2021 18:42:50
Jack Florence Jr   Jack Florence Jr
Thanks Gary was thinking of you when darkening and re-darkening the sky ;)   Posted: 10/03/2021 20:22:16

Arik Gorban   Arik Gorban
Great find and beautiful work with the scene. I'm okay with both the original and the flipped version. In the first half of my life I was reading from right to left. Now, from left to right, so the flow works for me either way.   Posted: 10/03/2021 21:07:30

Emil Davidzuk   Emil Davidzuk

Love it and with Palli's suggestion I say "It is Wrap"

Emil   Posted: 10/07/2021 13:15:29

Charles Walker   Charles Walker
Jack, the harsh light is not that much of an issue, to the contrary, it allowed you to capture details and emphasize leading lines. I like what you did to darken the sky, which in turn, created better contrast with the scene. Either the flipped or original are fine images IMHO.   Posted: 10/10/2021 21:36:17


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