Laurie McShane  

Tischer Creek Morning by Laurie McShane

October 2021 - Tischer Creek Morning

About the Image(s)

I am very conflicted about the composition of this image. It was quite early in the morning, and I used ISO 100, 24mm, f/9, and 6.0 sec to get it. I tried cropping the bright part of the creek out because it seemed to take away from the bridge, but am not sure that it was better, and so put it back in. I did darken the brightness of that part of the water, and lightened the shadows some.

I look forward to your advice. Thanks.

10 comments posted

Kathleen Colligan
I love this photo . My eyes follow the stream right to the bridge. At first thought I might have cropped too. But the reflections and water leading to the bridge add to the photo. The fall colors and scattered leaves are gorgeous.   Posted: 10/05/2021 10:32:58
Laurie McShane
Thanks, Kathleen   Posted: 10/06/2021 04:48:07

Andrew Klein   Andrew Klein
I like this image a lot. Very mesmerizing . Three suggestions. (1) clone out or crop out the white areas at the upper edge of the image - never good to have light spots on the edge of an image; (2) clone out the two small rocks at the edge lower edge of the image, (they are on the edge of the image and actually seem to "block" the visual flow up the stream to the back) and 4 up the saturation a tad (or use the Haze removal choice in your software) to punch the colors up a bit.   Posted: 10/05/2021 19:22:26
Laurie McShane
Andrew, thanks for the suggestions. I hadn't noticed the white sky areas nor small rocks at the bottom, and I thought I'd checked it over well. Fresh eyes are valuable!   Posted: 10/06/2021 04:57:04
Kathleen Colligan
I did not notice them either until Andrew pointed them out . I agree with him. About the saturation maybe a tad too.
  Posted: 10/06/2021 09:19:28
Andrew Klein   Andrew Klein
Small changes that I think will elevate this very fine picture to a "higher" level. Great shot.   Posted: 10/06/2021 10:43:11

Gregory Stais   Gregory Stais
I really like this image a lot in that I also find it to be mesmerizing.

I do agree that you should crop out the light spots at the top edge as Andrew suggested, but I think the rocks at the bottom tend to frame the shot nicely.

The only suggestion I have would be to perhaps add some sharpening and also increase the saturation.   Posted: 10/07/2021 14:04:07
Laurie McShane
Thanks, Greg, for your input. I'm going to work on that!   Posted: 10/07/2021 14:26:05

Keith Francis   Keith Francis
I agree that the brightness of the water might be a little distracting to my eyes, but not overly so. I found myself following the water right up to the bridge and enjoying it. This seems to be one of those images what the more you look at, the more you discover in it. If I was to make any changes, I'd be trying to crop out the rocks bottom right but I'm not sure if that would disrupt the leading line of of the stream to the bridge. I think you could crop from the bottom left up towards the right top to get rid of the rocks and that would also make your bridge more prominent.   Posted: 10/08/2021 13:26:46
Laurie McShane
Thanks, I'll give it a try!   Posted: 10/08/2021 13:41:23


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