Paul Hoffman  


Inner Spring Always Welling by Paul Hoffman

November 2020 - Inner Spring Always Welling

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Inner Spring Always Welling

Sony A550 “ Minolta 17-35mm 2.8 @ 17mm ISO200 F22 1/10 Tripod.

Slight tonal adjustment in Lightroom, In PS tones and colour in TKV7 panel with luminosity Masks, specially taking control of the highlights, Slight Smart Sharpen. Keyline.

I know this is not a landscape per say, but I wanted to show this as it makes me smile and at this time, I think we all need a smile. I was going through some old disks and found a set of files I had not touched that I took in Chester in 2013. This is the Garden in the cloisters of Chester Cathedral, and I was setting up an image with the statue and the trees in the background and down came this pigeon without a care in the world and had a drink. Click thank you Mr. Pigeon. He stayed there for quite a while then flew off, I actually forgot to take the image I initially set up for.


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Bob Patrick   Bob Patrick
Wonderful scene. The pigeon makes it perfect.   Posted: 11/04/2020 08:14:23



Raymond Zurschmitten   Raymond Zurschmitten
Successful photography with beautiful sculpture, suitable background and format. The dove gives life to the picture. I like the colors very much.   Posted: 11/04/2020 09:55:55



Marilyn Peake   Marilyn Peake
Great photograph! The pigeon adds a wonderful detail.   Posted: 11/11/2020 00:57:23



Randy Dykstra   Randy Dykstra
I've always struggled with taking photos of someone's else art. I have wonderful images of the "David", but didn't create what was great in that image. Aside from that this a wonderful garden setting, with the lilac flowers on the tree adding a balance and nice background. The pigeon is also a great touch helping to create a story. So in that vein this is a marvelous photo.   Posted: 11/16/2020 19:01:09