Paul McLaughlin  

From the Meadow by Paul McLaughlin

September 2021 - From the Meadow

September 2021 - Paul McLaughlin


About the Image(s)

This image is from the Eustis Estate in Milton MA. I had never been there, and it is in my town. The estate is only about ten miles from the center of downtown Boston on the edge of the Blue Hills. It has beautiful grounds including several meadows with views of the various buildings. There are an infinite number of photographic possibilities. I plan on returning regularly.
Nikon 780
ISO 400
1/8000 @ f/18
Lens 50 mm
NIK filter (Brilliance/ Warmth)

4 comments posted

Mike Patterson   Mike Patterson
A beautifully captured tranquil scene. I especially like the focus on the flowers in the foreground with the soft focus on the building in the background. I do suggest you make this a vertical. I think there is a lot of uninteresting empty space on the right. I'd crop off the small flower on the right and make this a vertical to bring the attention to the larger flower and background structure. Looking forward to seeing more images from this estate!   Posted: 09/01/2021 12:51:01

Nigel Dalton   Nigel Dalton
This is a teaser to think about. Is the horizon level? Is the post straight? Did the author intend the flower to be the only item in focus?
Well I straightened the post which made the image more level which helped me decide about the crop. I agree with Mike about cropping off the right but I preferred the square crop for this image, losing the flowers off the right. The weather wasn't very kind to you with the sky but I like your colour editing having seen your original to compare with.   Posted: 09/04/2021 11:02:03

John Zhu   John Zhu
It is a very peaceful setting. I am OK with horizontal image. To me, the processed image has a strong yellow color tune. I prefer the original color tune, but with a higher saturation.   Posted: 09/08/2021 17:55:22

Theresa Rice   Theresa Rice
You captured an iconic location in a new and interesting way. Like the other commenters, I enjoy having the flowers as the subject and the building as part of the background that gives the image depth. The slight slope in the mid-ground led me to look more closely at the stems of the flowers and kept me in the image a bit longer.
For me, the only tiny distraction is the one tall grass stem that merges with the trees.
Nice image!   Posted: 09/09/2021 07:38:29


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