John Yurchak, APSA  

Single Windmill Amsterdam by John Yurchak, APSA

October 2018 - Single Windmill Amsterdam

About the Image(s)

A color photo file of these windmills outside of the actual city of Amsterdam where these windmills are located in different parts of the town and they have five spread around to photograph, some to get two, three, or one. I like this one my best. Shot raw file at 800 ISO to get the best photo for me, then to Canon Raw to use exposure, contrast, shadows, highlights, clarity, vibrance, and a new one for me in Photoshop CC called Dehaze. Then to Photoshop for levels, contrast, then to sharpen. I then used curves in sky to bring out more blue color as well to define clouds, removed two parts that were along roof upper right. Sized for my shape and then added white border/fram

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6 comments posted

Oliver Morton   Oliver Morton
John, I also visited Amsterdam a few years ago but failed to find windmills as spectacular as this one. I really like the dramatic colors in your image and the crisp lines of the buildings and windmill add to the appeal. Your work to bring out the sky is nicely done.

I have found that Dehaze is a valuable filter, especially for the sky. I use it frequently and have discovered that the combination of Dehaze, Clarity, Highlights and Exposure usually form the basis of my initial post-processing efforts.

Thank you for sharing this delightful memory of Amsterdam.
  Posted: 10/15/2018 09:13:11
Barbara E Miller   Barbara E Miller
In which filter is Dehaze   Posted: 10/15/2018 09:31:16
Oliver Morton   Oliver Morton
The place I use it is in the Camera Raw Filter. It's available as both an overall filter as well as a component of the adjustment filter. I believe it's also available in the Lightroom Develop module.

  Posted: 10/15/2018 09:33:12
Tom Pickering   Tom Pickering
(Groups 6 & 11 & 18 & 53)
Barbara, you'll find Dehaze in either Lightroom CC Classic or Adobe Camera Raw within Photoshop.   Posted: 10/25/2018 12:51:35

Nick Muskovac   Nick Muskovac
Very nice composition; Windmills usually make a very nice subject; John, you have also added a border, WOW.   Posted: 10/16/2018 11:36:40

Marti Buckely   Marti Buckely
(Group 22)
Nice capture of the windmill. I feel the sky sets the tone and the colors of the windmill are not real bright and overbearing. Good to see your use of the border. Are you using a stroke? It appears to me that the border is not quite the same size in the lower left corner. A stroke would make it even all the way around. Also there is something dark on the right side against the frame. Picky comments for a very good image. :)   Posted: 10/27/2018 17:41:03