On Glass


i-Berg

Link Posted 27/06/2010 - 04:34
Overnight rain kept this leaf stuck to a car windscreen.




Kx with FA31.

C&C welcome.
http://www.pbase.com/iberg

Technoblurb

Link Posted 27/06/2010 - 09:02
Some very nice Autumn colours and well lit. I wonder if it would benefit from a square crop and removing some of that space to the right, also I find the left leaf edge a little too soft for my liking IMO.

As ever this is just my view and it caught my attention making me stop and look a while.

Graham

bwlchmawr

Link Posted 27/06/2010 - 09:09
What a lovely idea. I like the colours (although I really don't want to think of autumn yet!) and the double reflection is unusual and effective. The light shining through the leaf itself is nice too.
Best wishes,

Andrew

"These places mean something and it's the job of a photographer to figure-out what the hell it is."
Robert Adams
"The camera doesn't make a bit of difference. All of them can record what you are seeing. But, you have to SEE."
Ernst Hass
My website: http://www.ephotozine.com/user/bwlchmawr-199050 http://s927.photobucket.com/home/ADC3440/index
https://www.flickr.com/photos/78898196@N05
Last Edited by bwlchmawr on 27/06/2010 - 09:10

thoughton

Link Posted 27/06/2010 - 10:41
Well spotted! The double reflection is indeed interesting. I don't mind the space to the right.
Tim
AF - Pentax K5, Sigma 10-20/4-5.6, Tamron 17-50/2.8, Sigma 30/1.4, Sigma 70-200/2.8, Tamron 70-300/4-5.6
MF - Vivitar CF 28/2.8, Tamron AD2 90/2.5, MTO 1000/11
Stuff - Metz 58 AF1, Cactus v4, Nikon SB24, Raynox 150, Sigma 1.4x TC, Sigma 2x TC, Kenko 2x macro TC, Redsnapper 283 tripod, iMac 27, Macbook Pro 17, iPad, iPhone 3G
Flickr Fluidr PPG Street Portfolio site
Feel free to edit any of my posted photos! If I post a photo for critique, I want brutal honesty. If you don't like it, please say so and tell me why!

George Lazarette

Link Posted 27/06/2010 - 18:03
The leaf is too blown-out for my taste. I saved the picture and reduced the exposure. It loses most of the background, unfortunately, but the leaf looks much better, and the overall effect is very dramatic.

It's hard to get this sort of thing right in very strong light.

G
Keywords: Charming, polite, and generally agreeable.

techno-terminator

Link Posted 27/06/2010 - 18:44
Please could we see your version George ?
let the education continue

proud owner of a couple of cameras and a few bits and bobs

i-Berg

Link Posted 27/06/2010 - 23:24
Thanks all for your comments! I'd be interested in your work on this too George.

Graham, I'll try that crop, sounds like it might be interesting. The leaf edge is a bit soft - and this was already at f5.6!

It was the double reflection that drew me to it, and finally persuaded me to post it, notwithstanding the shortcomings noted above.
http://www.pbase.com/iberg
Last Edited by i-Berg on 27/06/2010 - 23:25

George Lazarette

Link Posted 27/06/2010 - 23:39
i-Berg wrote:
Thanks all for your comments! I'd be interested in your work on this too George.




It really needs Photoshopping to lighten the reflection. My purpose was simply to show that the leaf itself looks better if not over-exposed.

G
Keywords: Charming, polite, and generally agreeable.

pentaxanne

Link Posted 27/06/2010 - 23:55
I like this, it not my normal type of thing, but its eye catching,
hope you dont mind but here is my take,
please say if you mind and i will remove.

George Lazarette

Link Posted 28/06/2010 - 00:08
You've done that rather well. The leaf is much less over-exposed, but you have retained the reflection, which I largely lost.

G
Keywords: Charming, polite, and generally agreeable.

bwlchmawr

Link Posted 28/06/2010 - 10:54
I like both the cropped versions. George's allows one to concentrate more on the form of the leaf without distractions. Pentaxanne's is more complex. I think retaining the double reflection works well. Really not sure which I think is best and I still like the space around the original.
Best wishes,

Andrew

"These places mean something and it's the job of a photographer to figure-out what the hell it is."
Robert Adams
"The camera doesn't make a bit of difference. All of them can record what you are seeing. But, you have to SEE."
Ernst Hass
My website: http://www.ephotozine.com/user/bwlchmawr-199050 http://s927.photobucket.com/home/ADC3440/index
https://www.flickr.com/photos/78898196@N05

i-Berg

Link Posted 02/07/2010 - 10:22
Thanks Anne (I'm delighted you saw fit to expend some time in improving it!), thanks George - they're both enjoyable to look at.
Just back today from our west coast, hence the delayed response.
http://www.pbase.com/iberg
Add a Comment
You must be registered or logged-in to comment.