Armed with your suggestions about Autumn Light 2 I headed off back to the woods on Sunday. Here's an image I made about the same spot as previously but from a slightly different viewpoint. Luckily. the group of figures was still standing where it had been.
Hi Alan, This is a great image with marvelous colors and I like the composition. My only issue is the people in the photo. There are two issues actually. First is the color of the clothes. The surrounding mix of lush natural colors is interrupted by the artificial colors of the jackets. They are a target for the eye. The second issue is they block the path. I want to imagine where that path goes, but they're in the way. A little metaphoric and it's obviously personal preference.
"Red is gray and yellow white, but we decide which is right ....and which is an illusion"
I think I mentioned earlier on your other post that the peopel needed to be further/farther down the path to add depth. Now that Larry mentioned it, I can't get my eyes off the red top.
There is a band of light down the trail. If I had seen this photo, and was shooting again, I would try them just in front of that lightband, in it, and just beyond it. I would also want darker colors so as not to be an attention hog.
Personally, I wouldn't care to have all that huge tree shown on the left. But, that's just me. I have seen quite a few others with a huge tree figuring prominently in the whole image. There was one that bi-forcated the scene that wasn't too well received. Thanks for taking another whack at it.
I like this one best for the composition. Indeed now,one has a real sense of depth with a proper foreground, a very interesting tree. Although I would tend to agree with removing the people, they give an idea of scale and strengthen the feeling of depth. Jean-luc
Alan, I agree with Larry. I think you should lose the people. It's a great shot and I don't think that they add anything-it's strong enough to stand on it's own. I really like where you placed the foreground tree and the light is beautiful.