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Thomas Wears A Mask! by Bill Foy

November 2020 - Thomas Wears A Mask!

About the Image(s)

This image was made early last month at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA. As you might imagine, this display drew lots of children (of all ages). All adjustments made in Adobe Camera Raw - crop, highlights and shadows, contrast. Nikon D500, Tamron 18-270mm lens @ 155mm, f/8, 1/100, ISO-800, handheld, no flash.


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8 comments posted




Karen Harris   Karen Harris
A cute photo to make me smile during this pandemic. I think more depth of field would have made it better.   Posted: 11/12/2020 10:30:32
Bill Foy   Bill Foy
Thanks, Karen.   Posted: 11/17/2020 10:44:29



Bob Legg   Bob Legg
Good exposure Bill, Not sure if it was possible, but I right of taken a step or two to the right and composed without the white daisies the lower right and f/11 would of given you more depth of field.   Posted: 11/12/2020 13:57:09
Bill Foy   Bill Foy
Thanks, Bob. I could have taken steps back, but not to the right as the track straightened at the point where I was standing. I didn't want to stop down because I wanted the background out of focus and blurring the train's cars was OK with me because I wanted the engine to the sharpest part of the image.   Posted: 11/17/2020 10:52:08



Judy Burr   Judy Burr
Good picture for the pandemic. I bet it was crowded.I removed the flowers and blurred the background (probably too much)but it does take the distractions away. Did the same on the left---removed flowers. Good humor image to this time!   Posted: 11/16/2020 16:31:18
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Bill Foy   Bill Foy
Definitely not crowded. Longwood issues a limited number of tickets for each hour, resulting in the most open space I've ever seen there. So, I didn't consider removing the flowers because the image was made in Longwood Gardens! Blurring the background is fine with me.   Posted: 11/17/2020 10:55:47



Stephan Debelle   Stephan Debelle
Cool pic. reminds me when my children were young:-). The daisies don't bother me, perhaps just the angle - Thinking from a lower angle so the rail would be lined up on the front & back? There seem to be slight line above the train which could be removed. I like the blurriness of the other wagons, could be fun to add a motion blur with PS.
  Posted: 11/16/2020 21:01:48
Bill Foy   Bill Foy
Thanks, Stephan. I could have gotten lower, but didn't think about that - my right elbow was on the track. Never noticed that line until you mentioned it here. I'm wondering if there's a wire there? I'll try to remember to look the next time I'm there. I think I'll give you motion blur a try just because I've never done that before.   Posted: 11/17/2020 11:00:12