Something to reflect on….
Really nice colors mixed in there.
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Looks like you struck gold here, Steve
Heh, heh. 🙂 Thanks, Melissa.
Now we’re talking! So much of this image works for me. Bravo!
Thank you, Bruce.
These often look easy but a good composition does not always seem to be there. This is sublime.
Thanks, Andrew. These are tricky as the light is constantly changing…or rather the location of the light.
Melissa said it well: you struck gold here. Well done.
Being a photographer and not a painter, I don’t often liken a photograph to a painting, but this image is abstract enough and has so many ripply areas that I can see it as a painting.
My bent is the same, Steve. A photograph generally is just that. I appreciate when one has the quality of a painting, but I am not a fan of making them appear that way such as all the software that is out there. OTOH, I would hope that the use of said hardware makes the value of real paintings increase. But in today’s society it appears that it has just the opposite effect. People seem willing to accept lesser to save a buck and the “I can do that too with my digital camera” refrain is making selling photography less supportive as well. While I was spending time getting these images https://sggphoto.wordpress.com/2014/10/13/10-13-2014-quabbin-under-fog/, a guy hopped out of his car, ran over next to me, snapped of a couple of shots with his pocket camera and took off. I am sure all his friends and family will tell him what fantastic shots he got, and maybe he did, but it is a good thing we love what we do enough that making money at it becomes less the driving force.
The one time I used painting-imitation software on a photo in my blog it was as a joke:
The availability of cameras everywhere now, especially in phones, has certainly cheapened photography, both in terms of quality and monetary value. Smart phones provide the capability to post images—almost always unedited, alas—directly to Facebook and other websites, further increasing the number of bad photographs that people see. And yes, many will ooh and aah over anything, no matter how poorly done. If people can’t be bothered to spell correctly, use good grammar, or write a coherent sentence, they’re not going to discern a good image from a bad one either.
And, unfortunately, that is true of pretty much everything in the world now. Low quality products, art, clothing, food…all more desirable for being cheap rather than good.
Well,I don;t see this pic as a cheap image. I rather like it and it certainly could pass as an abstract painting. It seems to be a thoughtful photograph and the colors are beautiful. Blue and gold is so pretty together and I like it because it is part of nature.
Thanks, Yvonne. When I shoot an image like this, it reminds me of one of my favorite Eliot Porter images.
Well your pic is as good as Porter’s. Really!
That is very kind of you, Yvonne.
Your image has almost an ethereal quality to it…Love the colors. This is such a great image.
Thanks, Charlie. The light on this day was wonderful.
I think you were the first person I ever heard use the expression, “a wall hanger.” This is one.
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