blue truck black dessert

© lisa anderson

blue truck black dessert

Uploaded: May 09, 2013


Exif: F Number: 7.1, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/250 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 200.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi


Dale Hardin May 09, 2013

I love the simplicity of this scene Lisa and the negative space is the key.

I think it would be even better without the small hills in the background. It would enhance the feeling of isolation. #1527558

lisa anderson May 09, 2013

Thanks, Dale. Here's a crop for you. #10687764

Dale Hardin May 09, 2013

Yes, I think that helps illustrate the isolation nicely. Thanks for trying that. #10687817

Jeff E Jensen May 10, 2013

Yup, excellent! #10688155

Arthur Bohlmann May 10, 2013

Very vice capture and the re-edit really works for me #10688156

Susan Williams level-classic May 10, 2013

I really like the cropped version of this interesting scene, Lisa, and the patterns in the sand make it even moreso. I wonder if you looked at a horizontal flip to see if it makes a difference -- it doesn't always, but sometimes it makes a difference with images like this one, so I always try it. With flips, you know immediately if it's effective. Nice capture, nice work! #10688195

Rita K. Connell level-classic May 10, 2013

A spot of Blue is a great capture. I like that it is leaving a trail of dust. I actually like your original post best because it makes you feel the isolation better. Like can't go to the right because there is nothing there....!

were you standing to get this shot? #10688274

Beth Spencer May 10, 2013

I think I like the first one best because it gives you an idea of how much empty space is around the truck... That is a lot of empty flat space. Great shot! #10688776

Stephen Shoff May 10, 2013

My $0.02. This is one of those great "lost in the vastness" images. However the truck is a little too big in the image so the impact is diminished. I like the crop, but it may be that you need the top portion of the image to maximize the feeling of immense space, and need to crop the bottom to move the truck lower and away from the strong ROT point in order to reduce its "size" in the overall image.

Great image. #10689087

lisa anderson May 11, 2013

Hi, thanks everyone. I was on a hill looking down when I took this picture. Here's a flip and a different crop. #10690358

Susan Williams level-classic May 11, 2013

Not just because it was my suggestion, but I really love the flip. Some say it's natural because we read left to right. This is one of those rare opportunities - a great find and capture, Lisa. If you have NIK Color Efex, you could play with the Graduated Neutral Density filter to make the terrain more dynamic, but that's just tinkering. I would keep any further edits very subtle. Cool capture! #10690384

Stephen Shoff May 11, 2013

I think both the re-crop and the flip work well. #10690481

Peter W. Marks May 12, 2013

It's the original for me Lisa- no crop, no flip. Although I do understand the point that Stephen makes. #10690756

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