Much Ado About Nothing

This is about a close to a picture of nothing in particular as you can…but I still like it for its undeniable (to me) drama. A little corner of meadowish ground behind the parking lot at Wells Harbor in Wells, ME,  some second growth trees forming a corner, the single pine standing lose, that bushy beach-rose on the bottom right with its orangey tones, the light of early morning lying flat out in front of me and picking out all the interesting variations in the grassy vegetated carpet…oh, and of course, the sky above with clouds streaming in from some point stage-right and far behind on unrelated business of their own. Move along, nothing to see here…and yet the eye pauses to appreciate, the heart hangs waiting for revelation, and the mind for resolution.

Or is that too much to make of it. Much ado about nothing. 🙂

All I know is I want a print of this for my wall, because I could look at it for a long time. Look at it as large as your monitor will take.

Canon SX20IS at 28mm equivalent. F4.0 @ 1/800th @ ISO 80. Landscape program.

In Lightroom, Recovery for the clouds and sky, Fill Light and Blackpoint right for drama in the foreground (delicate balance there to preserve detail in the shadow on the right). Added Clarity and just a tiny amount of Vibrance. Sharpen landscape preset.

From Around Home 2010.

4 Responses to “5/29/2010”

  1. 1 joe giambelluca
    05/29/2010 at 6:03 am

    another good one. jbuca

  2. 3 Cheryl
    05/29/2010 at 11:54 am

    The photo nails all the things you want in a photo, color, depth of field, composition etc. Where this one really exceeds is in the feelings it evokes. The desire to find out what is out there and enjoy it. Like Bilbo Baggins looking down the road and wondering where it will lead, what adventures will he find? When men looked west – is this what they saw – was this the kind of view that drove them to pack up their belongings and set forth? You can see yourself under the tree reading or kids romping through the tall grass.

    When you get this framed, I guarantee it will be the one you stare at the most on those long, cold winter days.

  3. 05/30/2010 at 8:43 am

    Perfectly exposed, beautiful colors, and so very peaceful looking!!

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