11.21.2021 Not Exactly as Found

I generally post my images more or less true to reality.  In this case not so much.  This is exactly as I found it although there was other stuff that I did not want in the image. But this is what I saw it to be…minus stuff.

If I do something to an image I’ll tell you as I did here. At one time I’d have waded out and moved the debris but I am getting too old for that. You’ve possibly seen this log before.  Once here and once here.

Not a pretty picture but I liked the shape and reflection and I hope you find it interesting. Something about it just attracted me.

About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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28 Responses to 11.21.2021 Not Exactly as Found

  1. A bit claw-like & spooky-looking but certainly interesting!

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  2. shoreacres says:

    I see an Alberto Giacometti-like figure on a stage: dancing, perhaps.

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  3. Peter Klopp says:

    As the saying goes, “Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder,” and I find your photo beautiful.

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  4. The shape and reflection are intriguing, taking my eye all around following, then backtracking, a path.
    Very nice, even with any turtles!

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  5. Eliza Waters says:

    I like the image, Steve. Cool reflections and it as a bit of a fanciful human form to it.

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  6. I find the configuration of bare branches intriguing. I don’t mind that you minused some junk.

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  7. Nice Steve! I like the reflections in the water!

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  8. Todd Henson says:

    It works really well as a black and white image, perhaps because that gets rid of any of the distractions of color just as you did with the other distractions, something I’m not at all apposed to, though like you I don’t do often.

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  9. I think it is lovely, Steve. Sometimes we have to remove those unwanted distractions for the betterment of the image.

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  10. krikitarts says:

    I’m with Steve S, and quite ok with cloning out detritus that doesn’t add to, but distracts from, your visualization, especially in an abstract.

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    • I try to leave things as found so removing them in Photoshop is handy that way. But in expressing a vision and creating our own art, some freedom should exist so I don’t feel bad about occasionally removing something digitally. That way Nature stays as is which is almost always a good thing.

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  11. This is the kind of photo I like to take 😉 so I’m biased when I say that I find it awesome. It’s mysterious..

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  12. Nothing wrong with taking out distractions … especially when you are going for an art piece rather than a record shot … IMHO that is! B&W was a good choice here … great contrast!

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    • Yes. I certainly was not looking for reality and most likely the next person wouldn’t have even stopped to look at this subject. I guess “Mum’s the word” applies here. Thanks, Denise!

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  13. I definitely love the reflections here, and the angular lines. Also enjoyed that delightful frog and the turtle in your other two previous posts. ☺️

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