Image Review: The Golf Course
this image was presented by another TCP student, Tony Asprey. Thanks Tony, and has taken early doors at his local golf course. And it certainly looked a morning for photography rather than golf, Great sunrise, lovely colors and really nice reflections looking at the scene. Overall, it's the main tree and its reflection that grabs my attention. But they get lost amongst all the other information in the scene, like the patch of ground in the bottom left corner, the trees on the right of frame and their reflections as it's composed here. It's a nice view, but I'm missing a point of interest. A central story. My suggestion here would have been to frame more tightly on what I think is the strongest element, the center tree. Now, with the tree being a vertical shape, I would have used a vertical frame format, as I talked about in less than two of module four shot in the horizontal format. The ice starts on the left and travels across the frame past the tree and onto the far right. In a verti...
cal format, however, the ice starts at the bottom of the frame. It takes in the foreground interest and the reflection before arriving at the main subject, the tree. It's a much stronger visual narrative as a vertical image. Also, if I could go back to the scene and shoot it again, I would have moved camera position around to the left a little just to create some separation between the left, most branch of the foreground tree and the top branches of the tree in the background. And that would have helped isolate that main subject from the background. And given the whole scene a bit more depth on the processing front, I wouldn't have changed too much here. I've just lifted the exposure a little by lifting both the light gray tones and the shadows. I've added contrast by the texture slider and given the top of the frame a bit of visual weight just to help keep the eye in the picture space. And I've done that using a very mild graduated filter in light room. This is a great example. I think of making sure you start the picture taking process, knowing what the story is from the outset, which then determines how you set about capturing that story in camera