Jill Edwards  

Autumn Color by Jill Edwards

May 2022 - Autumn Color

About the Image(s)

Shot this week in our North East of Victoria. Stunning colours everywhere attracting all artists.

Fujifilm iso 320 f9 48 mm 1/680 sec

7 comments posted

Beth Payne   Beth Payne
Beautiful colors! And, I really like that you've captured the image being painted. I find the bags distracting and I want the artist to be more to the left.   Posted: 05/06/2022 08:19:28

Lou McLove   Lou McLove
I think this is a beautiful image, I love the colors and I think the sky adds to the image. At first I felt the way Beth described but after looking at the image longer I think that I like the bags being present. I do feel that the artist being more to the left of the image would improve the composition.   Posted: 05/06/2022 11:54:55

Chuck Carstensen   Chuck Carstensen
In my view the stuff on the lower right needs to stay. It helps the story of this plein air artist. They need stuff with them. It is a picture that begs for the rule of thirds. I got as close as I could. Suggest step back a couple of steps then two more to the left. Or not.
  Posted: 05/06/2022 16:55:40
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Jill Edwards   Jill Edwards
Like it.   Posted: 05/06/2022 19:34:32

Jill Edwards   Jill Edwards
Thank you for your comments it illustrates the challenges of street photography. I had considered all the issues that you mentioned. I had driven past this scene on quite a busy road stopped and walked back. I took a few images on different angles across the road and then crossed over and took some more where her painting was the focus but you could not get a sense of the scene. I worked on de-saturating the bags as the red one was very bright and distracting, I tried her more to the left but that angle cut out the painting, angles were limited as I had to stay on the footpath. I wanted the sky, the scene and the painting, the best spot would have been the middle of the road! As I could not change elements as she was unaware I was taking photos, but I did have a great conversation with her afterwards as I photographed the river. Always lots to explore and try different things.   Posted: 05/06/2022 19:32:00

Ian Coombs   Ian Coombs
Jill - great image, yes at times it is a choice of what to crop out and what to stay in the image, but I agree that you to have the bags in the image, as painters have a lot of stuff to carry.   Posted: 05/15/2022 06:36:59

Marianne Barnhardt   Marianne Barnhardt
Great image. I think you captured many angles in one photo. I can see different views and ideas expressed . I can also read so many stories. Bravo!   Posted: 05/18/2022 19:12:15


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