Stewart Farm Pond, NH

This image was taken in my backyard in NH. I have not gotten out much lately with my camera but I love this place. It is protected wetlands. I particularly like the contrasting tree trunks on the left and right of the center view.

What technical feedback would you like if any? All welcome

What artistic feedback would you like if any? All welcome

Pertinent technical details or techniques: Canon EOS R RF 24-105 f/4L 1/125sec f/11 ISO200

(If this is a composite, etc. please be honest with your techniques to help others learn)

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What a lovely scene. You should shoot more often. I much prefer this fall color palette than the rich colors. Late fall is a great time for compositions as this picture shows.

You should do something about the diagonal branch in the ulc. It really draws the eye. But that’s the only critique I have. I like this very much. It has a lot of character.

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Eva, I live in a marsh land area and appreciate the difficulty of seeing scenes like this. This is well done and in (I think) fairly strong light. Igor pointed out the diagonal branch and it does draw a bit of attention but I still like this.

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This is really nice. Other than the branch already pointed out, no nits from me. I really like the little arch created by the leaves toward the top.

I’m jealous! To have a wetland in my backyard would be heaven. This is just lovely.

@Igor_Doncov @Alan_Kreyger, @Michael_Lowe, @Bonnie_Lampley Thanks all for your comments. That diagonal branch bothers me too. I tried to clone it out multiple ways but none of them looked natural. Moving to the right, I lost the framing by the trees that I liked.

Eva, this is a very attractive view. What a “back yard”! I like your framing and the mix of stark tree trunks with muted colors in the fallen leaves.

Hi Eva,

I very much like this “window to the world” view. You did very well in recognizing this and framing this wonderfully. I like the contrast of the dark/shadowed trunks mixed in with the lighter ones.

I too will mention the diagonal trunk. It’s too bad, but understand a the time of capture your framing would alter had you moved left or right. And I see that cloning in it’s current form would be pretty extreme. I think there might be a compromise by cropping a bit off the top and then cloning the lesser remaining diagonal branch - less cloning issues that way, yet still maintaining the window look. Just a thought.


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