Paul McLaughlin  

Winter Morning by Paul McLaughlin

June 2021 - Winter Morning

June 2021 - Paul McLaughlin


About the Image(s)

This was taken early on a February morning at Jamaica Pond in Boston. As a point of interest, Jamaica Pond was the original reservoir for the City of Boston. The pipes that transported the water ere made from wooden logs.
Nikon 780
ISO 400, f13@ 1/640, 24-120mmlens

5 comments posted

Mike Patterson   Mike Patterson
This setting has a great potential. However, I think you've missed setting up a focal point to attract our attention. I see a great expanse of ice, a few branches sticking up at the bottom and a rather dark horizon. In other words, I don't know what the subject of your image is. The pond is nice but appears as little more than a sheet of ice. I suggest you need something more to hook us. Using the pond in the foreground, I looked around and saw a steeple that you could have made more a center of attention, an island, perhaps some interesting lines in the tree branches.   Posted: 06/07/2021 13:58:53

Theresa Rice   Theresa Rice
The crack and the patterns in the ice fascinate me and I would like to see them clarified.
I hope you don't mind that I took the image into LR where it was cropped and cleaned up just a bit. By cropping off most of the top, the focus is on the ice and the crack in the ice becomes the subject. You would need to clean up the weeds in front, clarify the patterns in the ice, and increase the contrast to emphasize the patterns.
Despite proposing a pretty major change, I like the image.   Posted: 06/07/2021 15:34:13
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Mike Patterson   Mike Patterson
I think Theresa did exactly what I was trying to explain. Great focal point and lines. Nice abstract.   Posted: 06/07/2021 17:06:41

John Zhu   John Zhu
It's a peaceful setting. I like the calmness of the image. The branches need to be removed.   Posted: 06/08/2021 10:27:24
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Paul McLaughlin   Paul McLaughlin
Thank you..great comments.   Posted: 06/08/2021 12:01:19


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