Kaylyn Franks  

Herd Lake by Kaylyn Franks

November 2020 - Herd Lake

November 2020 - Kaylyn Franks


About the Image(s)

This image was taken in Central Idaho in the Wildhorse Management area. I used my tripod, Canon 5D Mark III, Tamron 24-70, F/16, ISO 500, 57mm, 1/200 sec. I spent a lot of time on this image to practice the TK7 Go Luminosity module. I started with basic adjustments in LR, then in PS, cloned out the sun flare and bush in the rocks at the bottom, then burned the rocks, then I added a hue saturation and brightness luminosity on the trees and foliage lining the reservoir, then added a filter to the lake to enhance the blue color of the water, then a curves luminosity layer for the sky, a curves adjustment luminosity for the dark areas, then I sharpened using the sharpen filter. Once I finally got it back to LR (long story) I opened up the shadows, and increased the clarity and Dehaze.

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

Jerry Biddlecom   Jerry Biddlecom
The pale blues of the lake and sky go along well with the golden brown hues of the hillsides. Almost all prominent lines are diagonals that converge on the lake. It does seem a touch underexposed, and one thing that occurred to me was that this could also pass for a long exposure, full moon night shot. Do you know what all the yellow stuff is along the shoreline? Pretty and tranquil capture.   Posted: 11/07/2020 10:43:52

Al Swanson   Al Swanson
This is a great image. I love the depth that you've taken here and the fall colors by the lake. I think I may have tried to brighten the overall image just a little bit without taking away the nice shimmer in the lake. I also think I would have added overall saturation and vibrance. Good job.   Posted: 11/09/2020 10:46:20

Marti Buckely   Marti Buckely
Very pretty shot. I like the yellow showing the bends in the creek (river) coming into the lake. On my monitor, it appears a tad overexposed in the hills.   Posted: 11/09/2020 11:01:49
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Mike Patterson   Mike Patterson
I can't add to the comments above other than to reinforce Jerry's observation about how all the lines converge on the lake and then how the yellows along the stream lead the eye to the distance mountains. Perfect composition. Wish we hadn't had to cancel our annual fall Idaho trip this year!   Posted: 11/09/2020 14:12:14

Peggy Reeder   Peggy Reeder
This image has a very soothing tone and muted colors, which I like. But I think it needs more contrast such as Marti has done. That makes it pop a little more. Great composition and interesting foreground. You have used color effectively to lead the eye into and through the image. Nice work.   Posted: 11/09/2020 15:56:48

Kaylyn Franks   Kaylyn Franks
I chose a general reply since most comments are similar. Thanks so much for the feedback. I do not know what the foliage around the lake is, but it was fascinating how it lined the entire lake. I tried to access the lake from the campground below the lookout, but it required bushwhacking and my new knee wasn't up for the challenge!!!

The processing of this image was most interesting. I had a heck of a time brightening the image without losing the contrast. When I exported it to Marti, I thought I had achieved the look I wanted, but the image is considerably darker than it was on my monitor....perhaps it's time for color calibration. I really like Marti's exposure! Back to work, before I submit this one for competition.   Posted: 11/10/2020 09:25:46

Joseph J Zaia   Joseph J Zaia
What a lovely and peaceful scene? Perhaps a bit centered, but then, I do not know what the viewing possibilities are. Yes, Marti's pop helped. The glow on the water creates a nice contrast… If the rim around the lake is not growth, could it be fallen foliage from a wind storm that fell on the lake and then settled around the lake?
  Posted: 11/12/2020 14:09:23