Waiting and working…

Thanks for the feedback on yesterday’s post,  lets keep it going.  Here is another from the same location. So what changed?  The clouds, the composition, the time of day and the filter.  How did that happen?  I kept working the scene, asking what I’m being drawn to, what do I want to feature?   I stayed up on the walkway and then jumped down to be at the waters edge look to see how each looked.  I tired wide and and not so wide angle choices.  I tried polarized and unpolarized versions.  In other words I worked the scene.  I waited for clouds to be in the right place.  I was concerned about balance and made adjustments accordingly.   Too often I see folks at workshops take a shot and move on.  Not me, if I’m drawn to a scene I will stay for awhile making sure to work it.

Now its your turn, how do you feel about this take on the same scene you saw yesterday?

This entry was posted in Cape Cod, Color, Essence, Landscape.


  1. Victoria November 23, 2012 at 9:27 pm #

    OK… I’m still a fan of the bottom image in yesterday’s post (especially after the editing you did after some feedback yesterday).

    What I find unsettling (for lack of a better word) about this image is that it appears to be distorted. (perhaps because of using an extremely wide angle? or fish-eye? lens) I do like the sky better in this one but otherwise prefer the previous version of the scene. Maybe I wouldn’t feel this way if I didn’t have the previous for comparison… but the other thing about this version is that all that lovely foreground waviness and texture is compressed in this version compared to the previous and that texture is one of the things that MAKES the image for me. (this is fun, you are making me think about what I see in images beyond just like or don’t like)

  2. al campoli November 23, 2012 at 10:24 pm #

    Looks a little distorted. Also to busy for me. Too much to look at. I’d crop out some of the top and just a little of the bottom. By doing this I think you would be drawn into the picture more.

  3. Ray November 24, 2012 at 12:47 am #

    I feel the wider angle together with capturing more sky opens up the image a lot more. The sensation of being drawn in by the diagonal lines created by the two water streams is intensified by the diagonal lines in the clouds. It’s almost like the clouds are moving towards the center…..
    Would you have captured more of the “foreground waviness” that Victoria mentioned from up on the walkway maybe?

    • john8276 November 26, 2012 at 12:38 am #

      Thanks for the critical feedback

  4. George Field November 24, 2012 at 6:35 pm #

    I am tone-deaf to these nuances. They all look excellent to me.

  5. john8276 November 26, 2012 at 12:37 am #

    Appreciate the comment George. We are nit picking for sure! 🙂

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