Forest Duff

Critique Style Requested: Standard

The photographer is looking for generalized feedback about the aesthetic and technical qualities of their image.


This is what the Ponderosa Pine forest floor near the Metolius River in the Deschutes National Forest in Oregon looks like. I thought this showed an interesting variety of textures.

Specific Feedback

Any feedback.

Technical Details

This was taken with an iPhone 6.

Yes, indeed - great textures and shapes. Those bits of Ponderosa pine bark are always cool.

My only comment would be to bring down the lights on the brightest leaves. They look blown on my screen (they may not be, but they’re really bright).

It’s pretty chaotic but there is a faint sense of order in this composition. The pine needles vaguely radiate from the center. I wonder if a subtle vignette would support this order that I see. I agree that bringing the white point down may be a good idea.

@Igor_Doncov @Bonnie_Lampley Thank you for your feedback. I agree about the blown out highlights now that you mention it.