Pages: [1]   Go Down

Author Topic: survivor  (Read 855 times)

kikashi

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 5324
survivor
« on: January 19, 2013, 12:30:40 PM »

Comments?

Jeremy
Logged

amolitor

  • Guest
Re: survivor
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2013, 01:22:42 PM »

Doesn't Ansel Adams have one that's eerily similar to this? Not that this is a copy, at all, his is B&W and I think the background is totally different, but this feels like a strong and deliberate reference.

It was a good idea then, and it's still a good idea! Well done!
Logged

Wim van Velzen

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 365
    • http://www.fotografiewimvanvelzen.nl
Re: survivor
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2013, 03:52:41 PM »

I like it!
Logged
I don't have a signature.

RSL

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 8206
    • http://www.russ-lewis.com
Re: survivor
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2013, 04:02:04 PM »

I like the subject and the composition, Jeremy, but I hope you're prepared for the oversharpening comments that are sure to come. It looks oversharpened to me too.

Eric Myrvaagnes

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 10968
    • http://myrvaagnes.com
Re: survivor
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2013, 06:33:27 PM »

I like it a lot! And it has a very different mood from Ansel's.
Logged
-Eric Myrvaagnes

http://myrvaagnes.com  Visit my photo website. New images each season. Also visit my new website: http://ericneedsakidney.org

francois

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 8120
Re: survivor
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2013, 06:15:12 AM »

Doesn't Ansel Adams have one that's eerily similar to this? Not that this is a copy, at all, his is B&W and I think the background is totally different, but this feels like a strong and deliberate reference.

It was a good idea then, and it's still a good idea! Well done!


I believe AA's photo was named Aspens. I seem to remember that the background was a lot darker and didn't feature burnt trees.

Back to Jeremy's survivor. I like it and the title is perfect. Have to agree with Russ... I feel that sharpening is a bit over the reasonable but it might be OK on another display or in print.

Bravo.
Logged
Francois

Michael West

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 517
Re: survivor
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2013, 09:58:16 AM »



Im going to guess that this image was shot from some distance and that accounts for the sharpening?
 
Logged

kikashi

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 5324
Re: survivor
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2013, 10:50:51 AM »

Thanks for the comments.

Andrew and Francois, you're right: AA's photograph was called Aspen. One online version of it is here. I wasn't consciously aware of its existence but it might have been lurking somewhere in the dark recesses of my mind.

It was a serendipitous shot: I was on my way to Bright Angel point and saw it across a small field to the right hand side of the road, so I stopped. The light was catching the tree and making it stand out, although as I've found before I can't come anywhere close to reproducing the wonderful shimmering effect of those golden leaves shaking gently in the breeze.

I agree, looking at it again, that the jpeg I've posted looks rather over-sharpened, but the full file I have really doesn't. I don't know whether distance is relevant: the shot was taken using the full reach of a 70-200Lf4 on my 5d2 and it's only very slightly cropped.

Jeremy
Logged
Pages: [1]   Go Up