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August 11, 2009

Cub Lake Summer #1

Filed under: Anita Jesse — anitajesse @ 16:45



  1. I’m trying to decide whether I like the lighting effect or not. It would be easy to dismiss this as a technical fail but the image deserves more consideration than that. I think though that it needs an anchor. That tree to the right could be it with a different treatment.

    Comment by Colin — August 13, 2009 @ 09:36

  2. I think that I would have been mesmerised by what was going on above the trees: it looks as though the next door valley is experiencing totally different weather. I would be intrigued to see further to the West and what is happening out there but the people in the picture don’t seem to be too fussed and are getting on with enjoying the evening sun. I like the group of ducks setting off towards them: they seem to provide an ‘anchor’ along with the reed bed.

    A lot is on display here and it all fits together very well even if one never gets to know what happens to the cloud.

    Comment by John Ellis — August 14, 2009 @ 06:38

  3. I was hooked right away by the ducks heading toward the colorful people. That small, but dynamic part triggers fond memories for me, and so may make me less objective about the whole — but I find it overall quite pleasant viewing. Interesting light and weather.

    Comment by Christina — August 15, 2009 @ 20:58

  4. I think the light works. I’m less sure about the people and the pond. My attention is drawn to the sky.

    Comment by matt — August 17, 2009 @ 12:29

  5. My eye does flit around in this as there is a lot going on. Given the angle of the hill in the background it does bring much more attention to the sky and then the lighting treatment. I’m still on the fence about the light but it does add rather than detract from the scene.

    Comment by akikana — August 18, 2009 @ 02:39

  6. I’m feeling there’s too much in this. Either I want it to be about the people, or the background landscape not both. As it is, I feel a bit lost.

    Comment by doonster — August 18, 2009 @ 09:32

  7. I can understand what Doonster is saying but increasingly I ask myself the question: to what extent is a “background landscape” representative or even a reality?

    Comment by John Ellis — August 19, 2009 @ 11:50

  8. I think that compositionally the dark left bank doesn’t help. The lighting through the image is special. Making the bank less dark may bring it more into the picture. Either that or you need a big digger, which would make the flow of the river through the image look ‘better’ :-)

    Comment by Rex — August 19, 2009 @ 20:27

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