Does this work or is it only me?
Nobody has marked this note useful
Critiques | Translate
ornis (1271) 2003-06-08 17:32
It works very well IMHO, as it is one of those shots made from nothing, but with talent. Sometimes, it's good to rest our eyes.
Composition, colors, background are very pleasing. Very well observed too!
PiotrS (443) 2003-06-08 18:01
Yes, it works! This is a photograph that I judge only on the emotional level. In other words I like it but I don't know why! Perhaps it's the sharpness of focus, the simpe beauty of the grass and the wood against the blurred background.
mbaltuch (0) 2003-06-08 18:13
It works. between the excellent focus, the saturation and the contrast, it is a very nice picture.
Porteplume (3436) 2003-06-08 18:21
Yes indeed, it works somehow! The feeling is there. It's attractive...
It looks just like you can touch that wooden pole, so sharp & real.
The only thing bothering me a little is the cropping at the bottom on the wooden fence. Wasn't it possible to keep more of it? (Or less?)
thien (2112) 2003-06-08 19:30
Does it ever! Simple, elegant and beautiful. I think I know what on the top of the pole and the fence but strangely it does not bother me a bit.
whkee (114) 2003-06-08 22:26
Nice, simply beautiful! good use of depth of view! U have good eye!
dovi (1068) 2003-06-09 1:43
No it is not just you, although the image consists of very standarad elements the combination and mainlly (to me) the silverish water in the background but also of course the perfect DOF and the details!
To adress Vivianes' point , take the lesson I had since I'm on TE when you take the picture always add more to it cropping is so easy to use......
Aegean (2571) 2003-06-09 3:20
A wonderful pleasant composition perfectly captured...Simple and great!
Skorj (581) 2003-06-09 5:59
It works, a lot! I really must say too that the startling simplicity of this composition is amazing.
Djib (426) 2003-06-09 12:56
I love the appeasing bluish tones and the simplicity of the composition. The texture of the wood is amazing and the blades of grass are really lively. The blurry water makes a great backdrop. I works for me too!
htremblay (1666) 2003-07-27 7:57
Excellent focus, lumière très belle. Photo parfaite. Bravo.
Excellent focus, very beautiful light. Perfect photo. Bravo.
vagmak (225) 2003-09-17 5:35
A m a z i n g photo! i need more smiles! :-)
ishaq (13) 2003-09-17 6:06
Its so simple,yet so creative !!!!
light (865) 2003-09-25 10:59
Zen, simply pure Zen, perfect beauty in the most deep silence and simplicity.
CoolDan (2516) 2003-10-17 20:43
Que j'aime la simplicité de cette photo. On sent le calme.
Très belle composition.
Mike1974 (20) 2003-12-12 22:55
I think you struck a nice balance with the bottom wood element. Any more showing and I think it would be distracting, any less and the composition floats away. Background is subtle yet full of character. Thanks for sharing!
zto (292) 2003-12-13 8:44
I love the simplicity of this photo. The very calm back ground with the simple foreground. A southing photo. One of my favorties in your gallery.
pascalbene (1717) 2003-12-19 11:00
The evidence of life. Your pic is full of good things for soul and lungs.
ilouy (3370) 2004-01-03 4:20
It works well Ned! Good use of the DOF, nice composition, soft colors. Simple but nice shot.
smael (2878) 2004-01-13 8:34
This is a kind of shot where the background is the main motive. Big + for keeping it just enough blurred and yet maintain a lot of detail without getting messy!
MyriamVillert (3223) 2004-03-10 8:06
Coup de foudre complet pour cette photo ! Une merveille. Je m'en vais de ce pas la positionner dans mes favorites. Elle dégage à la fois une douceur et une sérénité... un instant de pureté.
Vraiment bravo !
seiliv (317) 2004-03-15 4:26
What a great dept, colors and composition. Great texture in the background too. ...think you allready have got confirmed that this one works for more than only you. Just lovely!
rabani (9645) 2004-03-15 4:52
It works and its you.Zenism in simplicity.Contemplation in serenity.
cloverstar (0) 2004-04-08 0:03
Yes, it does work. Somehow I am mesmerized by this simple yet very effective shot. Everything is so clean and crisp, right down to the lichen visible on the wooden stump. Those two little blades of grass look so magestic against the blue sky. Very well seen and taken.
A favourite for me.
eleparc (24063) 2004-05-01 7:54
se the number of smileys collected on that shot it definitely works for us all;-)) bravo ! superb composition !;-)
olspar7 (214) 2004-05-09 15:57
I like it. The diffuse background with the strong stark subjects make the composition work.
pridel (233) 2004-05-09 16:08
No comment ! C'est vraiment très réussi !! C'est d'une simplicité et en même temps c'est efficacement fort. La fragilité de l'herbe en opposition avec la solidité du poteau en bois donne une dualité superbe. La définition est impéccable. Bravo
cyril (2748) 2004-07-12 5:19
Notjing more to say that GREAT.
You made a great shot with almost nothing.
Maybe a little frame
MiguelP (14470) 2004-07-24 15:38
I see this picture one year after it was taken and I can say that still work absolutely. Congratulation from Spain
Eagle (522) 2004-07-24 16:22
Works very fine. Great soft blue tone as background, it makes a calm and peaceful creation.
paido (944) 2004-10-06 22:02
This is a great composition! The subject seems simple at first look, but simple subjects always do great composition.
The faint green over the blue-gray blurry background creates a very intriguing effect.
Simple, but well seen!
ngythanh (8582) 2004-11-18 6:54
Lucky that all the seagulls have left. I appreciate the grass being set on such a background and tone.
jlucbono (342) 2005-02-01 20:59
Very beautifull composition! That work very well!! Good clarity and contrast! That just fine!
dsidwell (9783) 2005-04-05 9:24
This works! The simplicity is zen-like and very effective. Wonderful light and background make this very special.
vaneiks (131) 2005-08-10 3:06
i love it!!!!!
maybe the fence itself could have been more parallel to the frane of the photo, but u just love these types of pictures:)
Rushabh (389) 2005-08-10 23:23
Its one of those simple things that you have been able to portray. It is eye catching and has the perfect light and depth!
lolo-06 (169) 2005-08-22 15:38
Just a word :Wonderfull.
emmers (183) 2005-10-13 18:01
What an interesting and beautiful shot. So simple yet stunning image...it really does work! :)
TomekWalkiewicz (233) 2006-01-31 4:57
very nice and warm shot.
osse (2808) 2006-02-10 20:42
I like this photo.Its look like a art.Maybe I oil paint this one day.I like this kind of contras.One of my favorties in your gallery.
clic (16308) 2006-02-13 9:07
This photographic study is artful in minute details.
Soft tones and colors add to pleasant mood.
Svillegas (1169) 2006-02-27 9:52
Wonderful shot, great composition and use of the DOF. Nice colour saturation.
veronika (6058) 2006-05-01 15:54
Yes it DOES!! :)
Great composition here, well planned Ned!
Meglodon (111) 2012-05-31 15:10
Hi ya Ned,
Yes most definitely works, great detail & very soothing to look at.
- Copyright: Ned Messerschmidt (nmess) (2301)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2003-06-06
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D100, Nikkor ED 80-400 MM f/4.5-5.6 AF VR Zoom, RAW @ ISO 200, UV
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Expresions of Zen, others favorites [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2003-06-08 17:24
- Favorites: 13 [view]