Stills V3

February 7, 2013

Two fences

Filed under: Judith — judithgreenish @ 20:39

Two fences


  1. A very big welcome Judith – as a countryman I particularly appreciate such a shot even if I do most of my shooting on the street these days!

    Apart from the observant framing of the two fences, there is also the marrying up of the tractor tracks to the two trees at the top, which is very neat. The grasses and plants this side of the near fence remind us of how much we control the land.

    I’m quite intrigued by how you converted the sky as its tonal value feels slightly different in the indication of how the weather was to the remainder of the shot.

    Comment by zavaell — February 8, 2013 @ 21:41

  2. Thanks for the welcome, and the comments.

    I took this a while ago, but chose it because to some extent it represents the kind of image I try to go for – geometry, patterns, details in the natural world; and I like the interface between the manmade and the natural. The sky was the part I was least happy with. I thought of replacing it with something with more texture and depth, but I’m not very good at that.

    Comment by judithgreenish — February 9, 2013 @ 08:53

  3. Yes welcome to Stills Judith.
    I like the fence in the foreground, or rather the marked contrast between it and the field beyond. Yes by very definition it’s a boundary but somehow it takes on much more symbolic persona.
    But there’s something that troubles and distracts me about this image also. Is it just me or is there something odd about the perspective of the tractor tracks? They seem to come fairly close to the fence, yet at that point they don’t feel far enough apart.

    Comment by cgcooke — February 12, 2013 @ 07:49

    • Hi, and thanks for the welcome.
      I think the answer to the tractor tracks query is that this was taken at a fairly long focal length…..I was across a road from that fence, so the perspective is compressed. If I had been right near the fence, with a wider angle lens, the tramlines at the front would have been much wider?? (There was, as I remember, quite a lot of flat field before it started sloping uphill)

      Comment by judithgreenish — February 12, 2013 @ 14:21

  4. Welcome Judith. Although I am not as active as I would like, pending finishing a home project that continues growing, it is good to see new members being brought into the group.

    At first I thought this was one of John’s pictures, countryman that he is, although maybe somewhat softer in presentation and interpretation. There is some possible inconsistency in the tonal rendering here. The foreground appears in bright sun, but there is less contrast than that would lead me to expect in the mid and background. I assume this is a conversion from digital? Mono sometimes seems hard to make from a colour image. The framing is interesting and the use of the wild foreground grasses pleases me as a contrast to the field, tracks and fences.


    Comment by sojournerphoto — March 11, 2013 @ 22:58

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