David Price, EPSA  

Reflections by David Price, EPSA

February 2021 - Reflections

February 2021 - David Price, EPSA


About the Image(s)

This image was taken last week at Crummock Water in the English Lake district and about 10 miles from where I live. Taken with a Sony 100 VI at 1/250 sec at f / 7.1 ISO 400. Basic adjustments in Lightroom including cropping then taken into Photoshop and Aurora followed by Luminar AI. Finally a levels adjustment and sharpening with Nik.

This round’s discussion is now closed!
6 comments posted

Nick Muskovac   Nick Muskovac
David, You have some very nice reflections here. You did a good job of bringing out the trees from the original image. The clouds in the sky look like a storm is coming. I would have added a thin white border.   Posted: 02/04/2021 14:30:34

Richard Siersma   Richard Siersma
What a difference, you brought life back into a rather gloomy image. I might have toned downed the mountain area and the shoreline.   Posted: 02/09/2021 12:04:38

Barbara E Miller   Barbara E Miller
This is absolutely stunning, the curve, the tree leaning into the water; your eye caught a great scene , I can't think of a thing to do to improve it--you already did. Good work David.   Posted: 02/10/2021 13:14:42

Oliver Morton   Oliver Morton
Wow! What wonderful post-processing. You took a nice snapshot and turned it into a beautiful image. Again, Wow!

As others have mentioned, the reflections are wonderful and your handling of the trees, background, and sky are extremely well done. I'm especially impressed with the sky. These days I'm seeing lots of images with amazing skies that really don't fit the image. I suspect that this is a fallout of the fairly recent capabilities of Photoshop and Luminar to do Sky Replacement. However, you seem to have avoided that trap and, instead, have simply enhanced the sky that was in the original photograph... and you did it perfectly. Well done!

  Posted: 02/12/2021 19:17:00

Freddie Kelvin   Freddie Kelvin
What a great job of post-processing! As a result, the trees have been beautifully rendered. I'm a sucker for reflections, and this is as good as they get. My only thought is about the sky treatment; the original has a very moody quality because of the clouds overhanging the hill-top, which I would have kept as is.   Posted: 02/13/2021 21:05:00

Wanda Krack   Wanda Krack
(Group 28)
Wonderful job of improving an image by simple editing methods.   Posted: 02/25/2021 08:05:47