Wednesday Landscapes, 5 May 2021

Discussion in 'Landscape' started by Leslie Reid, May 5, 2021.

  1. Too much empty space on top. Looking at both again, I am inclined to crop a little less than what Glenn did - just take a little more than half off the top of the image. Why have almost 1/4 of the image filled with nothing? I would rather like to see a bit more of the foreground.
     
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  2. Breathing room?

    Negative space?

    LINK? [This may or may not pertain for you to this particular photo. I understand it might not. But, in a lot of cases, there can be something said for swaths of a photo filled with nothing, which actually isn't usually nothing at all.]
     
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  3. And sometimes it's just a distraction.
     
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  4. Absolutely. You had asked why 1/4 of a photo might be filled with nothing and I thought the article provided some answers to that specific question. The caveat I also provided was that it might not work for you in this case. I did understand both your question and your opinion of the photo.
     
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  5. I think distracting, along with interesting and boring, is among the most overused adjectives in comments about a photo.
     
  6. Grand Prismatic Spring Shoreline, Yellowstone NP

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  7. Thanks for the comments, Sam and Dieter.

    I can think of both the sky and the dark foreground wheat field as negative spaces that provide space around the central third of my photo, which, I think, is where the main subjects and interest lies. So, if I crop the sky in the first image just a little more, so that the sky area is similar to the foreground area, I think that the photo appears more balanced. I agree that I overdid the crop in my second version.

    The photo was taken on a beautiful sunny morning following a day of rain, producing the fog. My memory of the scene was one of peace and tranquility, rather than drama, hence my desire for balance.
     
  8. Western North Carolina

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  9. Hot Springs, Yelllowstone N.P.

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  10. My shot is the gleniff horseshoe in Sligo- just the other side of the hill from Ed’s shot of Ben bulben
     

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