Gary Bicker, Morning at Oxbow Bend
*** Third Place *** (Digital - Intermediate)
Interest: 7.5 Composition: 8.3 Technique: 6.5 Total: 22.3
Exposure: ISO:100 f/5 1/160 45 mm
- The image gives a very strong first impression. A very calm river or lake with mist rising. Then there's the reflection in the water of the mountains in the background with the first light of dawn on the peaks. There is, however, brightness in the sky behind the tree at the left edge of the frame that keeps drawing the eye away from the rest of the scene and most of the trees below the have little if any detail.
- incredible clouds, sky and mountains. In my opinion, the tree on the has a negative impact. Consider losing that tree and the bottom 1/4 of the photo.
- This is real drama. Great clouds, mountains, reflections. It all came together for you.
- Wow! for focus, interesting shapes including clouds & ducks. A little over sharpened & overly contrasty - for example blacks in the clouds, silhouetted trees in center & top of foreground tree at left.
Grand Teton NPOxbow Bend