Keith Francis  

Quiet Retreat by Keith Francis

September 2021 - Quiet Retreat

About the Image(s)

I call this “Quiet Retreat”. It is such a calm, quiet, and contemplative spot in such a busy crazy world. I happened across this location one summer afternoon and was instantly captivated by the scene. The calm pond water results in wonderful reflections. The two chairs suggest that being there with someone special is better than alone. An early morning cup of coffee here would be wonderful. This location is on my fall list of places to revisit and hopefully get a great coloured leaf shot.

Canon R5 f/6.3, 1/40 sec, ISO = 100, focal length = 105mm

11 comments posted

Gregory Stais   Gregory Stais
Keith, what a beautiful and tranquil place - I am relaxed just looking at this photo!

The image is really sharp, and the exposure, contrast, and saturation are perfect. The reflections of the chairs and foliage in the water complete a really great shot.   Posted: 09/02/2021 14:19:11
Keith Francis   Keith Francis
Thanks Gregory!   Posted: 09/03/2021 09:46:04

Kathleen Colligan
I love photos with reflections and yours is spectacular! The details, balance and colors are perfect. This would be lovely framed on a wall.
  Posted: 09/02/2021 14:43:08
Keith Francis   Keith Francis
Thanks Kathleen. I did print and frame this image and I gave it to my younger son as a house warming gift. Told him it's be worth $5 in 50 years! LOL   Posted: 09/03/2021 09:47:27

Laurie McShane
Just lovely. My eye is immediately drawn to the chairs. of course, but the beautiful foliage and what looks like yellow iris adds up to a stunning image that I'd like to wake up to every day.   Posted: 09/02/2021 15:34:24
Keith Francis   Keith Francis
Thank you Laurie. Yes, they are yellow irises. I agree with you; it was the chairs that really captured my attention.   Posted: 09/03/2021 09:48:58

Andrew Klein   Andrew Klein
Want to be there. Wow, perfect composition, great combination of soft focus and sharpness. The chairs are the picture in that they pull the viewer into the scene and. like me, wanting to be there. Really nice job.   Posted: 09/02/2021 19:23:47
Keith Francis   Keith Francis
Thanks Andrew!   Posted: 09/03/2021 09:50:05

Prasad Indulkar   Prasad Indulkar
wow , a post card image . a poster image . Please have it printed . Its definitely print worthy. I wanna be there!!. I have soft corner for water bodies just cant resist them . I cant think of anything to further improve this image.
Your EXIF information tells me that you have very steady pair of hands. Very well done friend. Awesome image and thanks for sharing it   Posted: 09/02/2021 22:56:25
Keith Francis   Keith Francis
Thank you Prasad! I have to admit that I'm not all that steady; the R5 with the RF 24 - 105mm L lens is a tremendous combination.   Posted: 09/03/2021 09:54:15

Stuart Caine   Stuart Caine
(Group 42)
A great image. it makes me feel that I would like to sit on one of those chairs and relax. My only suggestion, would be to crop some of the top off. The reflections is the subject. Good job.   Posted: 09/11/2021 16:38:29
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