two poles, St. Peter Ording

by Arnold Wolfgang

two poles st peter ording pole grass landscape seeking critique arnold wolfgang

Gallery: Landscapes

Tags: two pole grass landscape seeking critique

Category: Landscape

Exif Information:
Make : NIKON CORPORATION
Model : NIKON D90
Date Time Original : 2012-04-02 20:36:12
Focal Length : 165/1
Exposure Time : 1/1000
F Number : 5.0
Iso Speed Ratings : 200
Metering Mode : 5
Focal Length In35mm Film : 247
Orientation : 1
X Resolution : 72.0000000
Y Resolution : 72.0000000
Copyright : Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/
Software : Aperture 3.3.2

Published: Sunday 5th of August 2012 02:42:21 PM


Comments

Carlos H.



a welcoming calming meditation of a photograph that invites the viewer to hang back, stay for a while, and take in the beautiful simplicity of the frame. Does me good took at your lovely offering Wolfman!


Wolfgang Arnold
Donna,

many thanks for your comment - as this is a photo that doesn't call loudly for attention, I'm glad you picked it up and even more that you obviously understood my ideas!

Fred G
Wolfgang

I think the purple and green play off each other nicely and the strength of the vertical orientation against the horizontal movement and planes of earth is also effective. A simple, textural, atmospheric composition. The sky is luminous and the earth is grounding, the proportions (as Donna notes) are dynamic and yet the scene is still plaintive. There's a sense of lingering here, complacency, calm, serenity.

Jack McRitchie
The two poles nail the material plane in place which contrast beautifully with the almost etherial presence of the cloud in a limitless sky.

Richard John Edwards

Wolfgang. The vastness is well broken up with the 2 posts, they both compete for attention, they triangulate the cloud nicely. I really like the softness and subtlety of the cloud. I am curious about the cyan cast in the cloud.

Nice image, simple clean and interesting.

Wolfgang Arnold
Jörg, Fred, Carlos,

big thanks for your comments.

@Jörg: though usually I'm quick to consider B/W I didn't think of converting this to B/W - yet (maybe because I feared it was too boring), but a first quick glance to it in SilverEfex looked already promising.

@Fred: I highly appreciate your continuous support and accurate comments! While taking the photo, I didn't think much about the vertical orientation - it just 'felt' the best way to get both the poles and the vague cloud into the frame without any disturbing elements - and as you mentioned, it turned out to play nicely against the horizontal movement.

@Carlos: happy to read my photo had such a relaxing effect - so, my plan worked out succesfully ;-)

cheers, Wolfgang

Donna S

I like the ratio of sky to ground. The poles (terrific titleby the way) provide a sense of order.   There is a soft feel keeping at bay a  bleak mood with the lighting and faint clouds and enough detail of grasses. The pastel color palette is pleasing.  A meditative, intriguing piece. 

Jörg Vetter

Great view: a wide world is shown. Whats about a BW version?

Wolfgang Arnold
Richard,

many thanks for your comment! The colour tint is primarily a result of using "Ink no. 1" of Nik Colour Efex 4 tool. Usually, I'm very hesitant to use such pre-defined effects, as they rarely match well and leave only little means of adjustment - but here I found it suited just well to underline the mood the photo should convey.

Wolfgang Arnold
Tideland North Sea coast in Germany is shaped by vast shallow beaches and tideland. This is an area that is only occasionally flooded during springtide.

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