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Piedras y Tabla en Rupanco by DVHeld Piedras y Tabla en Rupanco by DVHeld
Piedras y Tabla en Rupanco
Viernes 18 de Febrero del 2011

Exposición prolongada. Foto tomada en el lago Rupanco. Sin postprocesamiento. Probablemente sea mi primer "bodegón".


Stones and Plank in Rupanco
Friday 18 February 2011

Prolonged exposure. Picture taken in Rupanco lake. No postprocessing applied. It's probably my first "still life".

“Kind hearts are the gardens,
Kind thoughts are the roots,
Kind words are the flowers,
Kind deeds are the fruits,
Take care of your garden
And keep out the weeds,
Fill it with sunshine
Kind words and kind deeds.”

- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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The stark simplicity of this piece is its biggest strength. The rocks look naturally placed, and unless I'd read down the comments before starting this critique I wouldn't have realised that they'd been placed there by yourself. It looks almost like some God threw them there in boredom, or like something was buried underneath it.

While I love the capture for me I'm not so fond of the angle. It feels like you're trying to convey either a sense of solitude (with the cool colours) or peacefulness (again with the cool colours but the very 'calm' shot) or maybe even contemplation (the shape of the rocks makes you 'think').

At first I thought that the rocks were placed dead center but then as I looked again I realised that they were slightly off to one side, which gives a really nice unique composition too.

Personally I'd have preferred to have an angle where you can 'see' some of the horizon line in the foreground and having the rocks intersecting that, and maybe a wider shot so that you get a feeling of solitude or loneliness if that's what you were going for as you could see more of the lake around it.
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Photopathica Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011   General Artist
very beautiful shot :)
DVHeld Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!! :D
Capturing-the-Light Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Having a "meander" through your galleries kept coming back to this one. Now I have to explain why, as you know not my normal area, however, caught my eye. Not really in my "comfort zone" on this one but all favourites merit and deserve feed back, so here goes. The rocks in themselves are in an interesting formation, (by your hand or nature?), and the whole piece emits a feeling of calm and has an almost spiritual element to it. Sometimes it is difficult to convey how one feels about a piece of art and maybe it should be enough to say, "I really enjoy that and it makes me feel good, and well done the photographer".
Thank you for sharing this inspirational, thought provoking piece of work.
DVHeld Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much again Simon!

The rocks were layed there by me. This is probably the only picture thus far where I intentionally tried to convey some kind of feeling. It appears to have worked well (:
Capturing-the-Light Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Worked very well indeed my friend
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February 22, 2011
Image Size
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Camera Data

Canon PowerShot SX10 IS
Shutter Speed
60/10 second
Focal Length
28 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Feb 18, 2011, 8:02:44 PM
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