Gregory Waldron  

Regensburg, Germany by Gregory Waldron

November 2020 - Regensburg, Germany

November 2020 - Gregory Waldron


About the Image(s)

This image was taken on a River Cruise last year. My intent was to shoot the 13 century cathedral in Regensburg, but the light for the cathedral was not very good. As I looked around, I spotted this scene. It reminded me of travel brochure images I had seen in the past. The image was made on a Sony A6400 with a 18-105 mm lens set at 18mm. I used F16 with an ISO of 100 and a shutter speed of 1/60 of a second. The image was processed in Luminar to replace the sky. I finished the processing in Photoshop to adjust the colors and crop.

8 comments posted

Tom Brassil   Tom Brassil
Hi Greg great image and well-handled sky replacement particularly around the trees and the cross on top of the tower, I cannot see any artefacts on the screen at all. Framing is nice with the trees on either side draws the eye into the image, together with the water and the reflections handled well. Nice colour balance and overall well taken and processed image. Very minor considerations perhaps the empty bit of ground adjacent to the river if it was mine I probably would have cloned out as it offers nothing to the image and perhaps small vignette on the top two corners, again minor considerations   Posted: 11/01/2020 00:34:32
Gregory Waldron   Gregory Waldron
Hi Tom,
Thanks for your feedback. With Luminar and Photoshop both making sky replacement easier, I will be going back through my images to see how well these will work. Please see John's comment about color cast. I think your suggestion about vignette will add to this image.
Best regards,
Greg   Posted: 11/02/2020 10:12:17

Quang Phan   Quang Phan
It is very beautiful image. I like the color balance of the roof and wall and sky. The only thing I would find difficult to change for you, the tree branches on the right foreground that unfortunately could not be changed. Thanks   Posted: 11/01/2020 17:04:45
Gregory Waldron   Gregory Waldron
Quang, Thanks for your feedback.
Best regards,
Greg   Posted: 11/02/2020 10:13:15

John W Whitt   John W Whitt
Hi, Gregory This is certainly a nice bucolic scene. You have a good eye for this type of image. I may have passed this scene up completely. The exposure, focus, composition are all well done. The sky replacement is a bit problematic. Luminar sky replacement gives a yellow cast to most of the images and without correction can be a problem. I did a "correct" white balance and it gives a completely different feel to the image (See Thumbnail). However, if it was your intention to tone this image with a yellow cast, then please disregard the previous comment. There is also a bit of haloing around the steeple and building. It is hardly noticeable from the low res images we have here, but if you decide to enlarge it to large print, it may become noticeable. Adobe PS came out with a sky replacement algorithm last week and it gives you the ability to refine the mask and thus eliminate the haloing. Check out this video: YouTube PHLEARN channel-Sky replacement video.
Good job!!!
  Posted: 11/01/2020 18:29:19
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Gregory Waldron   Gregory Waldron
John, thank you for your feedback. I did not pick up on the yellow cast, so I will be more aware in the future. I have just started to play with both Luminar and PS sky replacement. It may give new life to some of my old images. I just have to be careful not to over use. I like the correction you made, and I look forward to moving my photography to a new level with the help of your feedback.
Best regards,
Greg   Posted: 11/02/2020 10:20:56

Darcy Johnson   Darcy Johnson
Hi Greg - What a lovely photograph - you are right as it does remind me of an image one might come across in a travel brochure. The trees frame the scene nicely but seem a bit heavy. If it were mine, I might crop a bit from either side to keep the balance and the framing intact and yet allow for more emphasis on the focal point. Nice capture.   Posted: 11/07/2020 16:11:15

Xiao Cai   Xiao Cai
A stunning image! I like the composition and lighting.   Posted: 11/24/2020 10:30:57


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