Jim Hagan  

Winter evening Mallard Lake by Jim Hagan

January 2021 - Winter evening Mallard Lake

January 2021 - Jim Hagan


About the Image(s)

photographed a local lake some years ago in the late afternoon using a wide-angle lens at 1/500 at f/11. I felt the original image had little interest so I decided to convert the photo to resemble a night scene. Using photoshop I used one layer for the sky and another layer for everything else. I found that I had to brighten the shadow areas so that you could see detail in the dark area. I cropped much of the original photo to the area that I felt had the most interest.

Happy New Year,

6 comments posted

Angela Bonner   Angela Bonner
(Group 81)
Love what you have done and in my opinion it makes the image!! Made it seem as if the image was taken with the light from a full moon!!   Posted: 01/06/2021 10:54:25

Jerry Funk   Jerry Funk
(Groups 20 & 64)
Beautifully done.
Cloning in a full moon would be a nice touch.   Posted: 01/06/2021 12:03:08

Mark Southard   Mark Southard
It is a beautiful image and I also think a 'moon' would help. And your original is super too !!   Posted: 01/08/2021 13:02:51

Mike Cowdrey   Mike Cowdrey
I agree that the moon would add a perfect touch to an already great image.
  Posted: 01/08/2021 13:44:25

Jen Fawkes   Jen Fawkes
a lovely transition from day to night, this certainly has a cold night feeling to me.
The addition of a lighting effect, or a moon (or a moon with a bat/ witch silhouette!) would really give this a boost.   Posted: 01/08/2021 22:50:14

Ian Ledgard   Ian Ledgard
I feel that in your cropping you have eliminated the wrong bits. For me a square crop would have allowed you to remove the trees on the right but retain the water at the lower edge. That would have given more depth to the image.
And still add a moon.   Posted: 01/13/2021 05:26:36
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