Stills V3

June 10, 2010

Prairie Dawn

Filed under: Christina — Christina @ 15:15

Kissimmee Prairie Preserve.



  1. I think this is lovely. The soft pastel colouts, low contrast and light mist combine to generate a real sense of quiet and peace. I’d like a big print of this somewhere I sit down to relax.

    I wonder why you left the edge of the grass in rather than taking it rght across the frame, and whether this would work in the adorementioned big print?

    Comment by sojournerphoto — June 10, 2010 @ 20:54

    • Mike — I don’t remember the reasons I left that edge in, but I’m guessing one was because I wanted the trees on the left edge on the horizon. That edge is not a jarring transition even at full size and I like seeing the base of the taller grasses come from there rather than just going straight across — I expect it will be fine in a large print and hope to find out one of these days soon.

      Comment by Christina — June 17, 2010 @ 17:54

  2. I keep saying you should bottle that light and sell it.

    Comment by Rex — June 11, 2010 @ 13:31

  3. A good combination of the time of day, atmosphere and elements to hand. Making a picture out of such a simple, almost non-existent horizon (by Welsh standards!) reflects the care taken with the composition. Like entering a room from sunshine, it takes time to adjust to the grasses in the foreground and even then they still tease with the relative absence of light.

    Comment by zavaell — June 12, 2010 @ 06:38

  4. Kudos for avoiding over-saturation or over-sharpening. A beautiful way to capture what could so easily have been a dull cliché.

    Comment by doonster — June 13, 2010 @ 08:11

  5. Although the horizon isn’t bare across much of its length, the slightly more prominent trees to the left hand side do seem like that they are creating that effect in the sky.

    Amongst other things, I’d say that this picture demonstrates the case *against* HDR.

    Comment by colinjago — June 17, 2010 @ 11:35

  6. so simple and effective.

    Air you can see helps me imagine the feeling of the atmosphere here.

    Comment by rhoehne — June 18, 2010 @ 00:20

  7. Lovely. Makes we want to go there.

    Comment by alofsm — June 19, 2010 @ 11:15

  8. Beautiful. Not only on looks…but also the other senses it stimulates. Not sure it’s doing much for my sense of touch or taste though!

    Comment by akikana — July 4, 2010 @ 06:01

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