Richard Siersma  

Lookn' for Lunch by Richard Siersma

January 2020 - Lookn' for Lunch

January 2020 - Richard Siersma


About the Image(s)

This was taken at park where the water I believe was slightly tinted. There were a few fallen leaves floating around but no trash; I felt some creative touches would make it more interesting.
I used a few adjustments in Topaz Studio 2 then added an "Impressions" filter look. In NIK I used darken/lighten center to create a slight vignette.

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5 comments posted

Barbara E Miller   Barbara E Miller
I love the creativity here Rick and it certainly does make for a more interesting image. Because of its originality I cannot offer any changes/additions for its improvement. Well done.

BTW do you prefer Rick to Richard? I notice you use it sometimes, I ask since I dislike Barb which I am called on occasion.   Posted: 01/01/2020 17:07:48
Richard Siersma   Richard Siersma
Thanks, Barbara, I usually go by Rick, Richard such seems so formal.   Posted: 01/22/2020 12:59:50

Mark Laussade   Mark Laussade
A definitely modern twist to Impressions. The technique gives an almost neon quality to the image. You managed to maintain the interest of the reflection. I also like the splash around the bill. Good timing on that. The one thing that I would like to see different is more sharpness around the eye. I don't know if that is a focusing issue or Impression causing the slight blur. In the case of the latter, you could try dialing back the effect of Impression, just around the eye.   Posted: 01/03/2020 11:14:02
Richard Siersma   Richard Siersma
Thanks Mark, I don't know if the eye was that sharp in the first place but I will try something with Topaz's AI sharping tool. I really liked the reflection in the water so I thought I would try to experiment with Topaz's Impression.   Posted: 01/22/2020 13:05:09

Oliver Morton   Oliver Morton
Rick, I agree with Mark about the neon quality and the sharpness of the eye. Not everyone is a fan of impressionistic images, but I think it's fascinating.

  Posted: 01/11/2020 12:00:43