Ed Ries  

Meandering by Ed Ries

September 2020 - Meandering

About the Image(s)

Technical: Canon EOS 5Ds, Canon 70-200 mmF2.8 at 75mm ISO 450. Processed in CEF Pro 4 Pro Contrast and detail Enhancer.
Converted on NIK Silver effect Pro. Selective dodging of shadow areas. Sharpened with a high pass filter.

8 comments posted

Michael Nath   Michael Nath
An interesting image Ed. I would be interested in seeing how it prints on different papers such as a silver metallic paper versus a standard gloss paper. Would the extra reflectivity of the water be an enhancement or a severe distraction when comparing the prints on each type of paper?

As it appears on my monitor, the image seems a bit flat and looks almost like a solarized (Sabatier) print. I don't think an increase in contrast would help, but maybe a yellow or light orange lens filter to cause a tone shift in some of the vegetation to increase separation between the various plants and flowers. What was the lighting like?   Posted: 09/08/2020 11:41:07

Ed Ries
Michael I use a blue filter in the B&W conversion using NIK.
This darkened the green area and of course increased the contrast. More detail in the foliage is visible under other filters. A choice made for this presentation. Other options are available. Thanks for your comment.   Posted: 09/08/2020 15:43:30

Ella Schreiber   Ella Schreiber
Hi Ed: Your image feels like an abstract, which I love. The leading line of the meandering river leads the eye right into the image. I agree with Michael, it might benefit form a levels, curves or Hue/saturation adjustment layers...to increase tonality a bit.   Posted: 09/08/2020 16:46:35

John Gilkerson   John Gilkerson
Ed, this is an interesting and attractive image.

I do feel that this would actually be better as a colour image.   Posted: 09/09/2020 04:22:47

Peter Clark   Peter Clark
Ed - an interesting image and well seen with a strong composition. I have to say that at first sight the grass/reeds in the foreground water made my eyes go funny!
A little more contrast would be beneficial I feel, protecting the highlights in Nik Pro Contrast.   Posted: 09/09/2020 06:55:58

Paul Roth   Paul Roth
Hi8 Ed, I can't make up my mind on your image. As Peter pointed out in his comments, your image is well composed, however, the reflections in the water were an issue. I am not certain as to how I would alter your image. Perhaps darkening the banks of the river, and bring out some of the water highlights?   Posted: 09/11/2020 07:20:21

Ian Chantler   Ian Chantler
Hi Ed
I find this image very very tranquil, I don't know how to explain but it just sits well with me the more I look at it the more relaxed and calm I feel so for me it so works as it is.   Posted: 09/13/2020 16:07:39
Ed Ries
Thanks for you feedback. I find it interesting how opinions can be so varied. That's good . I learn something from each.   Posted: 09/13/2020 16:12:38


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