the longer I have this photo in my gallery, the more I like it

Discussion in 'Landscapes, Architecture, and Cityscapes' started by Doug, Apr 13, 2007.

  1. Doug

    Doug

    Jan 17, 2006
    East TN
    I call this image "Chop Sticks". I shot it in 2006, but it stays at the top of my stream shots, and the qualities it possesses for some reason just hit me just right. It's pretty obvious, the 2 logs make this shot. Well, it is to me anyway...

    Well, there are several subleties to me (right word?) that help this photo. The hole in the tree tops that lets the sun beam in. The large rocks, the meandering stream, varied vegitation. I just think your eyes can wonder around it a while without getting bored.

    What's your take?

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  2. Trailfinder

    Trailfinder Guest

    WoW - I really like that photograph - I enjoy backpacking, and that scene look an awful lot like some of the areas I have been lucky enough to visit....

    Beautifully done....

    Brad G...
    OKC/OKLA
     
  3. Very nice Doug. This is one of my favorite type of scenes.
     
  4. Doug

    Doug

    Jan 17, 2006
    East TN
    Thanks Brad and Dave! I know I got just as close to the water as I could, without getting wet, but sometimes, getting wet is important too! Tri-pods do dry out after all. :)

    Glad you guys liked.
     
  5. Sharon

    Sharon

    272
    Feb 18, 2006
    I like it too! And the "chop sticks" really add to the image.
     
  6. JMartin

    JMartin Guest

    I like this image very much as well!

    It's odd, I have looked back at it about 5 times and each time I have found a different item that leads my eye thru the photo. Each time a different way as well.

    Nice job!
     
  7. krispee

    krispee

    66
    Apr 10, 2007
    UK
    love waterfalls and this is lovely, meanders and draws the eye...love the greens as well.....

    kris
     
  8. MJAM

    MJAM

    778
    Feb 20, 2006
    Juneau, Alaska
    That's a beauty, Doug, Mike
     
  9. Doug

    Doug

    Jan 17, 2006
    East TN
    Thank you all much! Sharon, Joe, Kris, and Mike!

    Doug
    smokymountainsgallery.com
     
  10. It's good but the left 1/3 of the frame is too dark and takes the attention away. Also, the plants on the right are a bit distracting and the White Balance is a bit off.

    Play with the WB and lighten the left portion and post it so we can compare!
     
  11. gadgetguy11

    gadgetguy11

    Nov 16, 2005
    Kentucky
    Doug,

    It looks perfect to me. Draws your eyes to the light by having the very dark portion. Makes you look into the image, not just look at it. You have a real winner there!
     
  12. I agree that the composition leads to exploration with the eyes. The fact that parts of the pic are dark are what makes it so interesting. If everything was well lit it would look kind of dull IMHO.
     
  13. mcdicky

    mcdicky

    42
    Mar 10, 2007
    Vancouver
    That is a very nice picture.. its like from the calendar
     
  14. Nice place and nice photograph. As a biologist I like it even more - too few places nowadays where the waters can run wild and dead trees are not removed.

    Cheers
     
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