Stan Bormann, FPSA, MPSA  

Papago Park Reflection by Stan Bormann, FPSA, MPSA

January 2021 - Papago Park Reflection

About the Image(s)

Shot with a Samsung10 cellphone at 7:55 am December 27th when we were here to shoot birds in the morning light. Shot at ISO 50, 4.3mm lens at f/2.4, 1/250 sec. Processed in the Basic Panel of Lightroom with P:oint Curve medium contrast, and Lightroom sharpening.

8 comments posted

Barbara Asacker   Barbara Asacker
This is a peaceful scene. It is tack sharp. The reflection of the trees are crystal clear. The water looks like glass. I am impressed that you were able to capture such a perfect shot with a cell phone.   Posted: 01/09/2021 19:53:46

Larry Treadwell   Larry Treadwell
(Groups 36 & 67)
You have captured a lovely scene. The subdued light made this a perfect shot for a cellphone as you had no harsh shadows to deal with. I would suggest that you crop off tree on the far right I feel it would improve the composition.   Posted: 01/11/2021 13:02:04

Norm Solomon   Norm Solomon
Hi Stan, I think this is a beautiful & serene scene with excellent lighting. I also like the reflections. I agree with Larry on the additional cropping. A couple of questions for thought: had you considered a different F stop-perhaps F5.6, F8 to enhance the DOF? Also, had you considered using Topaz Gigapixel? can sometimes help with making cell phone images even better for enlargements.   Posted: 01/12/2021 14:49:00
Stan Bormann   Stan Bormann
Norm, this image was taken with a cellphone. f/2.4 has enough depth of field with this camera. Notice the the camera used a 4.3mm lens. Lots of depth of field.   Posted: 01/15/2021 18:27:57
Norm Solomon   Norm Solomon
Thanks Stan. I see what you mean...again, a beautiful image!
Norm   Posted: 01/16/2021 06:34:13

John Hackett   John Hackett
A peaceful scene well captured. I like the reflections in the almost still waters, just a bit of movement giving that bit of a shimmy to the trees. Shame about the inevitable motor vehicle on the left, not sure what you could do about it as cropping is not an option.   Posted: 01/15/2021 10:00:51

Harriet Ciccone
A lovely scene as mentioned and I would agree with cropping the tree on the right. Also, it would be nice to have the car disappear with a healing tool.
  Posted: 01/16/2021 11:12:24

Carroll Reynolds   Carroll Reynolds
Wonderful cell phone image. At first glance I thought it was a little off kilter but the trees are perfect so it's right on. Great use of cell phone.   Posted: 01/17/2021 14:40:46


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