Dianne Arrigoni  

Montana Riders by Dianne Arrigoni

July 2021 - Montana Riders

About the Image(s)

This image I took awhile ago in Montana. It was the middle of the day, very bright summer, not shadow kind of thing, but I thought the silhouette and the sky would lend itself to a BW version.

It's no super sharp but I thought that was OK for this.

I loved the way the riders and horses are gradually turning to head over the hill.

Any thoughts and comments appreciated.

Canon 5 D Mark I 1/60sec F/20 @90mm with EF70-200 Lens

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3 comments posted

Jose Luis Rodriguez   Jose Luis Rodriguez
Hi Dianne
I like those silhouettes against the clouds and the warm tone that you have given to the conversion, really the strange and at the same time attractive shape of the clouds, I think it distracts me a lot, I think I would cut the top part   Posted: 07/08/2021 10:32:14
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Lance Lewin   Lance Lewin
Hi Dianne!

Lets discuss Composition: off the bat I think I like the dramatic (and large) sky within this scene: I feel it compliments (maybe balances) the (correctly) off-centered horsemen. At the same time, Jose's "crop" also works in a more traditional manner.

In a lot of my work I often exaggerate foreground or sky for dramatic purposes or to directly define a narrative, and your original offers this type of interpretation.

As discussed often on online groups here within the PSA and other local clubs, perhaps your featured composition is not what often wins Club Ribbons, but would surely be a piece that would catch the eye of patrons of the arts (and fellow artists) within a gallery setting.

Well Visualized.   Posted: 07/12/2021 06:11:22

Debasish Raha   Debasish Raha
Hi Dianne, I like the composition and the silhouette of the horse riders. The variation in the angle of the head of the riders looking at the distant hills add some dynamic to the photo. I agree with Jose regarding cropping little bit of sky. Also, I would try keeping more room on the left side than on the right side, if possible from the original photo.   Posted: 07/17/2021 11:50:33