Arbutus Evening

 

By Chi-chi R

By Aug 30/2022

 

 
  1. Comment
    Strengths:

    The complimentray diagonals of the Arbutus branches make a very pleasing composition.

    Suggestions:

    The marina in the background distracts from the main subject. Sometimes you can avoid a cluttered background by changing perspective, shooting upward into the sky for example. Sometimes that angle ruins the composition, so you could resort to a masking technique in post to select the background and then mute and blur it.

    Response:

    Thanks, yes I agree about the background.  I have very limited post techniques available to me, but I see how my photo could have more impact.

  2. Comment
    Strengths:

    I love how you captured the sun lighting up this beautiful arbutus tree.  Great leading lines.  Great composition.

  3. Comment
    Strengths:

    An interesting composition, with the frame filled by the beautiful arbutus.  The shape is very appealing.

    Suggestions:

    This is a bit confusing for the theme.  Most of the light is on the boats behind the subject.  There is only the tiniest bit of light on the arbutus.  If you had a chance to go back and shoot again at another time of day when the arbutus limb was lit up it would make the image even stronger.