Saturday, July 15, 2017

To fence, or not to fence


I'd like to do something about the edge where the grass hits the backdrop. One option is to add fencing to draw the eye away from the edge. I have two different styles of fencing that I'd consider using here.



I'd build proper transitions between the horizontal sections, of course. To the right of this area is a bushy transition to the forest. To the left is the town of Emsingen. The grass area will get a couple apple trees at some point to suggest a "Streuobstwiese". Here's an overview shot of the current state.


Any opinions of my dear readers? Does one fence work better than the other? Are they basically the same? Any other ideas to hide the transition?

3 comments:

Dale said...

Remember that items close to the backdrop can cast shadows on it.

Bernhard Beck said...

Ah yes, shadows...
The idea is to put the fence against the backdrop, maybe even sand it down a bit, and make it thin to minimize shadows. I wouldn't be able to complete eliminate them, though.

Matthew Simmons said...

They both look out of scale to me. The beams look like they're the same width as the road. Would they look better with shorter beams?