Nicole Asselborn  

Near Death Street Experience  by Nicole Asselborn

June 2021 - Near Death Street Experience

June 2021 - Nicole Asselborn


About the Image(s)

Photo taken in Big Sur. I have walked this tunnel several times in the
past .With the end of Covid there were many more visitors .It is a great spot ,leads to a waterfall...but in my mind covid could have lead to death ,hence the title ..near death experience. It is a difficult shot, the day was cloudy. I played with texture,clarity and graduated filters
and cropped the image

7 comments posted

Janice Rosner   Janice Rosner
This is an interesting concept although without your explanation I wouldn't have related the men walking to a near death experience. I actually like your original without the crop and with all of those roots and branches on the left edge. Without the crop the men seem farther away down the tunnel which, in my opinion adds mystery. Also, your original WB is warmer and I think that works with this image.   Posted: 06/09/2021 17:08:46
Nicole Asselborn   Nicole Asselborn
actually to make it really NDE it should be cropped further ..I personally don't like yellow tinges in my photos .Thanks for the comment   Posted: 06/11/2021 10:09:26

Walter Swett   Walter Swett
Interesting concept. I agree a tighter crop would emphasize the NDE. With the current crop, I would recommend straightenting the horizontal line.   Posted: 06/12/2021 09:40:45

Kerry McFarlane
A thought provoking image. I like your original image better than the crop provided. I would consider a really tight crop around the tunnel opening with some foreground and using a black and white format
  Posted: 06/12/2021 20:59:11

Pauline Jaffe   Pauline Jaffe
An intriguing image.
I like the roots and leaves in the original image.
And I see that Walter suggested straightening the horizontal line in the image. I think that would help the image a lot.

  Posted: 06/13/2021 08:07:37

Frank St-Pierre   Frank St-Pierre
Nice silhouettes. I agree with above mentions of straightening the image, unfortunately the top of the concrete appears our of alignment with the two square foundations running inside.If you've got the pixels, maybe try a tighter crop, inside the tunnel only.   Posted: 06/17/2021 17:54:09
Nicole Asselborn   Nicole Asselborn
I totally agree with cropping the image to the inside ...that was actually my intention .I like all the suggestions Ty   Posted: 06/17/2021 18:45:15


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