Joan Funk  

Three Rivers by Joan Funk

November 2020 - Three Rivers

November 2020 - Joan Funk


About the Image(s)

I took this picture from the dock next to our campsite at the Three Rivers State Park in northern Florida. We were traveling around the state with our trailer.

I cropped the image to make the sky the upper …” of the picture, lightened shadows, increased texture, vibrance, sharpness, contrast, and luminance, and warmed the temperature. The settings on my Sony RX100 M6 camera were 1/800 second, f/6.3, and ISO 640.

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12 comments posted

Jack Florence Jr   Jack Florence Jr
(Groups 47 & 66)
I like the symmetry here and you have an unresistable sky, Joan, very nice.
It feels a little bright and of low contrast, to me. Increasing contrast in the sky just a bit would give you some richer blues.   Posted: 11/03/2020 15:47:26
Joan Funk   Joan Funk
Thank you, Jack. I made an error. After I saw my image on this screen, I realized that the brightness of my monitor had been turned down during my final edit. I should know better - have to always check the monitor.   Posted: 11/03/2020 16:07:39

Bunny Laden   Bunny Laden
(Group 62)
Hi Joan, Lovely image. I like the way the blue in the sky complements the orange foliage. The perspective and symmetry is interesting to me. You monitor setting explain the lightness, although I thought perhaps you were going for a high-key look. For my eye, I'd like to see the blue closer to the trees. I did a little very fast "nip-and-tuck" edit to remove some of the sky.   Posted: 11/05/2020 16:30:43
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Joan Funk   Joan Funk
Bunny, thank you for the nip and tuck suggestion. How did you do that?
  Posted: 11/06/2020 05:55:43
Bunny Laden   Bunny Laden
(Group 62)
Hi Joan, I created a blank layer in Photoshop. Then cI opied the bottom of the image up past the trees to that layer. And copied just part of the sky. Then used the healing brush. If you look you can see the seam because I did it in a few minutes. You might be able to copy the sky out as a separate file, and then use Photoshop 2021 new sky replacement feature. That has a lot of parameters and might blend the seam better   Posted: 11/06/2020 10:26:24

Dr V G Mohanan Nair   Dr V G Mohanan Nair
Very nice symmetrical image. The sky is interesting. The image is sharp and has good details. Your post processing is good. I feel it is a little brighter. I just tried a quick adjustment with contrast and exposure.   Posted: 11/14/2020 03:33:26
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Joan Funk   Joan Funk
Thank you for the quick adjustment. I like it. More contrast makes a big difference.   Posted: 11/14/2020 15:31:20

Kathleen Sims   Kathleen Sims
Great shot. I really like your post processing as is... including the sky. The boardwalk provides a leading line and your treatment of the texture adds appeal. The trees are fantastic. The picnic table makes your eyes stop long enough to focus on the island and the trees. I like your sky because you did not put so much emphasis on the sky so that it would complete with the subject, which to me is the Island trees.
  Posted: 11/19/2020 16:31:37
Joan Funk   Joan Funk
Kathleen, I appreciate your comments.   Posted: 11/19/2020 17:00:50

Walter Naumann   Walter Naumann
Good symmetry. I like the large beautiful sky. As you admit, it is a little too bright, but the high contrast suggestion is not realistic either. We all do things differently.   Posted: 11/19/2020 18:15:09

Bogdan Bricelj   Bogdan Bricelj
Nice, calm landscape.

I agree with Jack about brightness and contrast. Mohanan's version is a little bit too strong for me.

With cropping you have got a little bit strange format, not 3:4 or 2:3. I would keep 2:3 just cutting from downside to get 2/3 of sky.

  Posted: 11/20/2020 16:41:19

Terry Campanella   Terry Campanella
Joan, great image... Love the symmetry and the "feel". In my mind, I see this image as a great one to have a simple but profound quote about balance in the lower third portion. (My mind works in images and words these days.) I think what works well in the image beyond the symmetry is all of variations of color, texture and contrast that you were able to bring out in post-processing.   Posted: 11/21/2020 06:51:56