"Rock Garden"

by Geistweite Mark

rock garden foothills sierra hwy bearmountain california baker geistweite mark

Gallery: 04022013

Tags: foothills sierra hwy223 bearmountain california bakersfield sunset wildflowers fiddlenecks lupine blooms yellow purple blue spring valley central arvin seeking critique

Category: Landscape

Exif Information:
Make : PENTAX Corporation
Model : PENTAX K10D
Date Time Original : 2010-03-24 08:02:30
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F Number : 9.9
Iso Speed Ratings : 100
Flash : 16
Metering Mode : 2
Exposure Mode : 1
White Balance : 1
Focal Length In35mm Film : 34
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Software : Adobe Photoshop CS3 Macintosh

Published: Tuesday 6th of April 2010 04:57:48 PM


Marc Dilley
Mark: I'm not quite as fond of the centrally placed stone breaking up the horizon as your other comps. It's still quite nice, and I would be proud to have it in my portfolio, but many of your other posts have been stronger.

Jerry Sundin
Very nice colors, Mark. Nice compositon and detail as well. I like it alot.

Mark Geistweite
Just a different look from some others I have posted. In this case, a boulder breaks up the scene, but the overall flow is still a triangular wedge of flowers and an inverted wedge of sky. The detail is abundant and the richness of spring never ceases to amaze me. Thanks for offering a glance!

Maurizio Guarino
Beautiful work!

Mark Geistweite
Thanks Jerry and Marc. Marc, I totally agree. It seems when we look through the viewfinder, our eyes can become mesmerized by what we are seeing, hindering our cognitive skills as photographers. It wasn't until I was looking at the RAW images in ACR that I realized the boulder was so centered. Obviously working the flowers and the setting sun came into play as well as trying to time my capture, but this is a perfect example of "armchair quarterbacking" in your case and "duh" in my case. I have one more comp I will post soon that has rocks on either side and the setting sun off center that is a stronger comp, yet lacks the denser stand of lupine. Thanks for your expert feedback, it is greatly appreciated!

Mark Geistweite
"Rock Garden" view Larger Please consider the Larger preview. Thanks for your thoughts!

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