I came across a wonderful log in a nature preserve near my home. It was about 10 feet long and 3 feet in diameter. It had been there for a while, aged, weathered, silvered. I probably wouldn’t have given it a second thought had I not been looking for potential ICM subjects. I spent quite a bit of time trying to capture the texture of the wood.
Here’s a B&W version:
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Any comments appreciated.
23mm, 0.4 sec @ f/10, ISO 160
Both versions work equally well but my preference is for the color. It brings out a little more of the texture. Great attention to the details- the diagonal flow and balancing the corners.
What a striking image, David. I love the color version more for one particular reason: that dash of color in the center contrasting with the rest. The texture you captured is amazing, too.
Hi David, fantastic image with loads of texture and nice diagonal lines. The darker corners bother me a bit but that is just nitpicking. I do prefer the color version over the black and white version. Great job!
Wonderful image David.
I agree with @annalwilson that the color version works better in terms of bringing out texture - at least any texture that could be implied in an image of motion…
Hard to suggest anything, but if anything, I’m inclined to crop as the patterns repeat and I think you don’t lose any of the impression of texture by doing so. I just don’t care for the taller format for most subjects. While I like both the darker top and lower corners, I think I would crop down from the top to say a 4:5 ratio; and I wouldn’t want to lose those colors that are currently toward the bottom. No biggie onthe crop, just a passing thought.
I think there are ways to re-inspire common subjects - like fallen, weathered logs, and ICM is a tool to do just that. Great work David!