Ian Cambourne  

Walking Trails by Ian Cambourne

September 2023 - Walking Trails

September 2023 - Ian Cambourne


About the Image(s)

This image was taken at the same location on the same misty morning as my lagoon image from August. This is just one part of the walking trails that I love to wander along. I always enjoy black and white images as much as coloured, so I have included one and called it the original, just for posting in this group. I'm not asking which one is better, but would just like to hear thoughts regarding the two. Maybe the likes of your Ansel Adams and our David Moore are trying to reach out to some of us in our digital age. Now there's a thought, what sort of images would Ansel produce if he got his hands onto one of our digital cameras?

Nikon D2x; Nikon 16-80 @ 50mm; ISO 100; F 3.5; 1/30 & monopod mounted.

This round’s discussion is now closed!
7 comments posted

Sherry Icardi   Sherry Icardi
I am amazed at the detail you achieved in those trees. I love wandering up and down paths like these. When living in Maryland we had what was called Trolley Trails (old trolley paths that were designated as Green Space and made into walking trails) . There is nothing more peaceful to me than seeing that trail going out into "infinity". I like the perspective you used with that path drawing my eye into the image.

I also like the B&W and can't decide which I like best!   Posted: 09/12/2023 10:07:36
Ian Cambourne   Ian Cambourne
Thanks for your comments Sherry, I do enjoy my days wandering around these paths. I don't usually take a camera, but this day I did as I wanted to photograph that misty lagoon I posted last month. Both images were taken the same day, although the fog had burnt off by the time I took this one.   Posted: 09/24/2023 07:29:58

Barbara McDonald   Barbara McDonald
My preference really is for color over BnW. Both are beautifully done though, and the if there was mist it would simply be a different image. One for the future perhaps?   Posted: 09/24/2023 10:14:40
Ian Cambourne   Ian Cambourne
Thanks Barbara, yes I will definitely return on a misty morning, but as we are now in a hot spring season, that might be quite a few months away.   Posted: 09/25/2023 03:37:51

Gary Jones   Gary Jones
I like the color image better Ian as I always think of forests and their trails as being colorful and the color makes seeing all the birds and other creatures more interesting to find. I like the composition with the long straight trail in the center as it seems to invite me, the viewer, to continue my hike and exploration. If I were to make a suggestion, it might be to try lowering the highlights on the first part of the trail as it initially caught my eye due to its brightness before I looked around the image for all the details.   Posted: 09/25/2023 09:02:59

Dave Ficke   Dave Ficke
Ian, What a pleasant image - very peaceful - I like the color better. Suggestion - I often and I am trying to break the habit, of just taking a photo at eye level. So I have been attempting to getting a lot lower and taking the shot. Yes, it is more of a challenge of getting back up as opposed to getting on ones knees but just something to think about.   Posted: 09/29/2023 15:12:54

Dhananjay Rao   Dhananjay Rao
Difficult to choose, but I like B&W more. The focus is more on the foreground and to the left, which is very different from what I would have composed but the result is very stunning. Very pleasing image and has a nice morning feel to it.   Posted: 09/29/2023 18:22:28