Pages: [1]   Go Down

Author Topic: Setting Sun in Terrabonne Bay  (Read 290 times)

RMW

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 808
Setting Sun in Terrabonne Bay
« on: August 08, 2022, 04:22:55 pm »

In the Southern Marsh of Louisiana
Logged

Rajan Parrikar

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 3675
    • Rajan Parrikar
Re: Setting Sun in Terrabonne Bay
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2022, 04:43:41 pm »

Lovely mood, well felt. I'm ambivalent about the foreground grass - whether a sharp rendering would have been more appropriate or not.

Arlen

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1562
Re: Setting Sun in Terrabonne Bay
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2022, 05:06:43 pm »

Lovely mood, well felt. I'm ambivalent about the foreground grass - whether a sharp rendering would have been more appropriate or not.

Those are my thoughts, too. I like the mood a lot, but given the size and prominence of the foreground plant compared to he small sun, it seems like it might be better if it were in sharper focus.
Logged

Eric Myrvaagnes

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 22501
  • http://myrvaagnes.com
    • http://myrvaagnes.com
Re: Setting Sun in Terrabonne Bay
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2022, 07:28:10 pm »

I like it as it is.

The suggested changes might improve it some.
Logged
-Eric Myrvaagnes (visit my website: http://myrvaagnes.com)

Paulo Bizarro

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 6998
    • http://www.paulobizarro.com
Re: Setting Sun in Terrabonne Bay
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2022, 03:03:54 am »

Nice mood.

francois

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Online Online
  • Posts: 12746
Re: Setting Sun in Terrabonne Bay
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2022, 05:58:09 am »

Add my praise and remark to the above. It's a very nice shot with a serene mood.
Logged
Francois

Bob_B

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 3261
  • Ergo cat notium
    • Nature's Beauty Revealed
Re: Setting Sun in Terrabonne Bay
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2022, 06:46:11 am »

+1, I tend to agree with the earlier comments on the foreground grass. I wonder if the grass' relative translucence isn't what's making it distracting?
Logged
Nature's Beauty Revealed
www.belasphoto.com

RMW

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 808
Re: Setting Sun in Terrabonne Bay
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2022, 02:34:29 pm »

Fellows, thank you all for your good and helpful comments. I put this foto up on LuLa to get feedback from those I respect about an issue that I have been wrestling with for a long time. These southern wetlands are beautiful, indeed they're a sunset lovers paradise, but, they're dying off and disappearing at the rate of an acre an hour. Wanting to make a visual record of both the good and the bad, how do you photograph a beautiful place that is also a sad place? How do you portray beauty and tragedy together in a natural environment ?
One way I try, is to make the image b&w. And that helps some. But does having the solitary out-of-focus marsh plant convey a certain lonely sorrow, a certain "off-key element" that intrigues the viewer or does it simply irritate the viewer? I feel ambiguous (and a certain confusion along with it), just as Rajan, Arlen, Eric and BobB do.
How might the composition be different? The grass plant is much bigger than the sun, but in a way the plant is a main part of the account.
Thank you all again for looking.
Richard
Here's a National Geo article on the subject.https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/article/no-state-is-losing-land-like-louisiana-but-no-other-state-has-a-bolder-plan
Logged

Arlen

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1562
Re: Setting Sun in Terrabonne Bay
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2022, 02:43:29 pm »

Well now that you've described the situation, I feel more sympathy for the out of focus foreground plant. It may indeed be appropriate for the message you want to convey.
Logged

Eric Myrvaagnes

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 22501
  • http://myrvaagnes.com
    • http://myrvaagnes.com
Re: Setting Sun in Terrabonne Bay
« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2022, 09:47:21 am »

Well now that you've described the situation, I feel more sympathy for the out of focus foreground plant. It may indeed be appropriate for the message you want to convey.
+1.
Logged
-Eric Myrvaagnes (visit my website: http://myrvaagnes.com)
Pages: [1]   Go Up