Jim Hagan, EPSA  

An Autumn Walk by Jim Hagan, EPSA

March 2023 - An Autumn Walk

March 2023 - Jim Hagan, EPSA


About the Image(s)

I photographed this scene while in one of Toledo’s Metro Parks. I liked the curved path and the sculpture near the end of the path but I did not like the slanting trees and the overall flat tone of the image. So, in Photoshop I straightened the trees and increased the contrast. Then I enlarged the sculpture and brighten it. And, to add more interest I added the image of a lady walking.

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

Marge Barham   Marge Barham
(Groups 38 & 75)
Hi Jim, just wanted to congratulate you on being chosen for the Members Showcase. Egrets are such great models for us, right? Have a nice day.
  Posted: 03/05/2023 22:09:18
Jim Hagan   Jim Hagan
Thank you. Egrets are wonderful to watch and to photograph.   Posted: 03/06/2023 21:16:26

Jim Bodkin   Jim Bodkin
Your final image is a great improvement over the original. Jim. You seem to have a magical way to interact with PS to make it bend to your will ;-). The straightening, contrast and monument enlargement look very natural, I like the way that you added a shadow to the lady walking.

Overall, very nicely done.

  Posted: 03/09/2023 00:28:37
Jim Hagan   Jim Hagan
Jim, thanks for your comments. I was fortunate in that the copied image of the lady already had shadow but it was on the right side of her so I just flipped the image horizontally and was so pleased how well it fit in with my original image.   Posted: 03/09/2023 08:15:30

Allen Tucker   Allen Tucker
Your image processing had me hunting in Photoshop for a focal length slider. Then Jim B explained it for me as PS magic.   Posted: 03/25/2023 18:42:11