Run Aground

At last, something new! I’ve been in a creative funk for the last two or three months and this is the first shot I’ve been fairly happy with in a while. It was taken on the Llano River this weekend.




  1. Claus says:

    Wonderfull composition. The only thing I can put a finger on is that it is a bit dark in the corners.

  2. heather says:

    glad to hear your funk is dissolving. definately been there. sometimes we just need a little time….

    this image is very cool. love the wide angle perspective, and the painted light effect on the log. your post processing is just plain bitchen, and i've learned a lot from your tutorials….

  3. Robert says:

    Love this shot. You've turned a simple washed up log into a piece of art. I really like your use of vingetting in this.

  4. nice colors!

  5. P.J. says:

    Well, welcome back! I like the close up of this image. Good framing and detail.

  6. Angry Buddha says:

    I know the funk you speak of. Great processing and shot.

  7. wardy says:

    Wow – great color! Beautiful shot! I love that dark sky!
    Andy, contact me.

  8. Mark says:

    The funk is to be expected. If you don't get it once in awhile – something is wrong. Very dynamic composition here, I like how the water ripples create some leading lines.

  9. mannedspace says:

    Haven't hit the funk. I do play with pictures only to delete or just leave it in the 'play' directory to play somemore.

    This is a great post Andy. Really sharp fore-ground as always.

  10. olivier says:

    Very nice comosition ! I like this lighting !

  11. Really lovely. The deep tones and colors are just beautiful, and the perspective is very cool. :)

  12. Joe says:

    Hey Andy – just wanted to thank you for sharing all your creativity and knowledge with us. I get a lot of folks that ask me "how did you get that result?" when looking at my photos – I always point them to your site and say "this guy taught me virtually everything I know about post processing." Except that you seem to get it right more often than I – I tend to butcher my shots pretty badly in post. It's a terrible condition to have, but I'm getting better. :)

    If you're ever out in SF then send me an email – it would be an honor to repay some of the hospitality you've shown me (and others across the world).

  13. Ryan Rahn says:

    Great lighting…gives it a very ominious feel. I looks like there is an extra bit of light on the log…like something shining down on it. Great mood.

  14. Andy says:

    Thank you for the comments, everyone. I appreciate you all stopping by!

  15. Boyd Greene says:

    I love the strong foreground element and the drama.

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