Audrey Waitkus  

Triceratops by Audrey Waitkus

October 2019 - Triceratops

October 2019 - Audrey Waitkus


About the Image(s)

Taken at the China Lights Festival in Milwaukee last week featuring the glow of 40 sculptural lantern displays created by covering frames with silk, hand-painted illuminated with LED lights to create a spectacular visual experience after sundown. Ranging in size from 3 feet to 3 stories tall, they included this formidable triceratops, as well as a 150-foot Dragon with 2 baby dragons which I’ll save for another month.

I was using my Canon G-11 on a monopod. Settings were ISO 100, f/8, 0.4 sec. In Lightroom I cropped to focus on the beast and increased the clarity and vibrance. Then in Photoshop I cloned out the fence and saved for web.

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

Marla Henry   Marla Henry
It's well exposed and nice job taking out the fence. It does make me want to attend this festival. Did you use a tripod? I'm guessing you did based on the time.   Posted: 10/11/2019 21:45:20

Ruth Holt   Ruth Holt
Sharp with good colors. The little bit of grass gives it a "real" look, as if it is walking towards you... Very interesting.   Posted: 10/12/2019 10:15:20

Audrey Waitkus   Audrey Waitkus
You sort of guess right, but not exactly. Tripods were not allowed because of the crowds, but monopods were allowed. A monopod is just what it says -- a one-legged "tripod." As such it is not as rock-solid as a tripod, but it definitely takes out several degrees of motion, and allows for longer exposures. These structures are so bright that long exposures are not necessary in any case, but the monopod really helps keep the camera steady (and doubles as a walking stick as well).   Posted: 10/12/2019 19:10:10

Abe Chen   Abe Chen
This is one scary beast and it seems to be jumping right on me! A strong IMPACT. The composition of the image is simple but interesting. Tack sharp with good detail. Like the bright color and highlight. Love the lines in the image. the tide-cropped with the beast centered is fine. good job!!   Posted: 10/18/2019 22:00:58

John Roach   John Roach
(Groups 52 & 64)
Quite nice! The exposure and detail is excellent.   Posted: 10/24/2019 10:38:11