Lance Lewin  

Reflections of Nature Study by Lance Lewin

July 2024 - Reflections of Nature Study

About the Image(s)

Image Composed near Alifia Lake, Central Florida 2024.

Digitally Registered w/5D Mark II

Additional Processing w/ PSCC and Color Efex Pro-4 (polarizing Filter)

B&W conversion via Silver Efex Pro-3: Careful Dodge & Burn after passing through a Digital Green Filter.

(Note best viewed on large bright monitors or V-large TV screens). Thank you.

10 comments posted

Michael Hrankowski   Michael Hrankowski
Lance, you've presented another image that invites contemplation. I admire how you are able to make photographs that are not about things, but rather are about feelings. For me the presentation borders on the abstract and I had to study it a bit to make sense of it. It is an image that lets me meander lazily through it as I appreciate the reflections, textures and shapes. ...and then, suddenly, a thought comes to mind: Were there mosquitos?   Posted: 07/08/2024 18:08:44
Lance Lewin   Lance Lewin
LOL!!! No, we were free of Mosquitos!

Appreciate your positive comments, Michael. Thank you.   Posted: 07/09/2024 10:28:51

Michel Biedermann   Michel Biedermann
Lance, your pictures ALWAYS invite me to think about what I'm looking at; no pop-art work here... I must admit that I struggle figuring out the story you are trying to tell. Initially, I wondered whether this picture was shot in infra-red or merely on a sunny day until I read your caption. Also, this picture works much better in monochrome since the water was likely quite disgusting in color. Finally, since it was shot in Florida, I zoomed in hoping to see some kind of alligator lurking around ;-)   Posted: 07/09/2024 12:34:51
Lance Lewin   Lance Lewin
Viable Question you ask ... 'I struggle figuring out the story you are trying to tell...'

Not every photograph (or photographic composition) needs to actually tell a story: that is, sometimes the intentions of the artist photographer (or painter) are not more than offering the viewer or reader some scene/object they feel will be interpreted as something "interesting", be it an object of beauty, intrigue, great sadness or perhaps a composition that inflicts a sense of pain or unease.

In these instances, the artist hopes the viewer defines what the work means to them. As such, you may have as many narratives of a single piece as there are viewers looking at the work.

My intentions are similar ... I am offering the viewer what I feel is a lovely "place" along this small meandering river in Central Florida: my visualization and "Compositional Structure" was designed to elicit some kind of positive connection between the viewer and the photographic image ... regardless what that might entail.

(See another composition that, again, offers the viewer options for interpretations: DD83)   Posted: 07/10/2024 20:47:58

Elsie Allen

This is a beautiful image!
The moss? and lily pads lead me right down into the water.   Posted: 07/09/2024 22:25:03
Lance Lewin   Lance Lewin
Thank you.   Posted: 07/10/2024 20:35:49

Don Chen   Don Chen
Hi Lance, as others mentioned, your image always makes me to think and study. I did not have it viewed in full monitor at first, when I scroll it down I saw abstract, when I scroll it up I saw fine art. LOL I know, I am not supposed to view an image like that. It is a gorgeous image, I like it very much.   Posted: 07/10/2024 09:55:35
Lance Lewin   Lance Lewin
I appreciate your very positive feedback, Don! Thank you.   Posted: 07/10/2024 20:35:36

Adi Ben-Senior   Adi Ben-Senior
A very well presentation of "relaxed" atmosphere. I can feel the rhyme of the place. very nicely done. You chose a fairly narrow range of tones right in the middle of the histogram. Is there a particular reason ?
  Posted: 07/11/2024 09:01:07
Lance Lewin   Lance Lewin
Thank you, Adi.

Yes, the use of this tonal gamut best illustrates, or offers the viewer the mood I experienced at the time I was hiking past this amazing location.   Posted: 07/11/2024 15:27:00


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