Tom McCreary, APSA, MPSA  

Wagon at covered bridge by Tom McCreary, APSA, MPSA

April 2021 - Wagon at covered bridge

April 2021 - Tom McCreary, APSA, MPSA


About the Image(s)

Wagon at Covered Bridge

This image was taken a few years ago in the Lancaster, Pennsylvania area. It was taken with a Nikon D7200 camera and 18-300mm lens, at 1/80th second, f11, ISO 400. I did use the sliders in Lightroom to open up the shadows in the bridge area. I selected another head image of the man, and put it into this image. It was fairly easy as the area around the head was black. I converted to monochrome with Nik Silver Effects pro. I used an antiquing setting to make the image look like an old time

7 comments posted

Larry Treadwell   Larry Treadwell
(Groups 36 & 67)
I almost feel like a traveled back in time.
The sepia treatment worked well.   Posted: 04/02/2021 19:41:05

Guy Davies   Guy Davies
(Group 4)
I agree with Larry. This image takes you back in time.   Posted: 04/05/2021 05:02:32

Diana Magor   Diana Magor
This is good. I like the fact you managed to get another head shot as frequently people do turn their heads away and it is much better with the face showing. I have a similar photo taken on a PSA conference trip which was set up for us all. The only problem was it chucked it down with rain shortly after the first shots were taken so we only got one go at it. I've used mine but only in colour. I shall have to see if I can convert, but I might try a more contrasty one.   Posted: 04/06/2021 03:43:30

Russ Butler   Russ Butler
Very nice well captured/edited image. I like the sepia look. It has a lot of energy. However, I am not a fan of reverse vignette, but that is just me. Is well composed. Also holds history & a story...   Posted: 04/06/2021 17:59:09

Wes Odell   Wes Odell
The Nik Silver Efex' Antique treatment that includes the whitish vignette works very nicely. If the "safety bar" and the "clearance" sign were not there I believe it would work a bit better as a vintage image.

Try to increase the contrast a bit, even when creating the Antique treatment, I think it would be more impressive.

Definitely much better than the color version.

Nice work   Posted: 04/12/2021 09:54:06
Tom McCreary   Tom McCreary
Thanks for the comments. I agree with all that you said, but I am not sure if the work to get rid of the 2 newer items are worth the effort.   Posted: 04/12/2021 10:14:40
Diana Magor   Diana Magor
Come on Tom. They wouldn't take much time or effort and i agree that the old time version would be much better without them.   Posted: 04/14/2021 09:23:48


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