Helen Herbert, EPSA  

Look at That View by Helen Herbert, EPSA

October 2019 - Look at That View

October 2019 - Helen Herbert, EPSA


About the Image(s)

My normal Nikon D200 converted Camera was used with 10 - 17 sigma lens used at the wide end.
The image this month is of a new sculpture newly erected in a seaside town not far from me. The image was processed in the CLiR Panel that I am trying to get to grips with and to be honest it is diffiicult to tell what I have done as you tend to chop from one thing to another in an effort to get a satisfactory result. I can tell you I chose one of the swaps which I cannot remember, then did Auto Levels in CLiR. As the image was now very Yellow I changed the Yellows to Whites to get the foliage looking right then added a bit of Hue and Saturation.

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

Julie Walker   Julie Walker
Another lovely image from you. I particularly like the dog. It and the figure and the seat contrast well with the foliage behind. I also like the low angle that you have taken the image from as this emphasises the figure. The toning you have chosen works well. The only suggestion I can make is to crop a little off the right side so there is less seat to lead the eye out of the frame.   Posted: 10/11/2019 11:25:41

Beverly Caine   Beverly Caine
(Groups 48 & 80)
Hi, visiting from 48 & 80...This is a lovely image and the work you did on it is a fabulous improvement. I don't know that I agree with Julie re crop as to me, the bench almost leads to the gentleman. Well done   Posted: 10/12/2019 09:40:42
Helen Herbert   Helen Herbert
Thank you Beverly for your kind comments.
  Posted: 10/17/2019 06:50:40

Sharon Prislipsky   Sharon Prislipsky
This is a fun image, and the artis tdefinitely captured a feeling or emotion. I like the way you have positioned the sculpture in the frame and the color toning seems just right to me. Having said all that, I have some difficulty appreciating photographs of someone's else's art. I think that only works if we add something of our own to the image (other than the way we post process it) to create a work of art that is new and different from the original.   Posted: 10/13/2019 11:58:11
Helen Herbert   Helen Herbert
There does not seem to be the same hang-up in this country Sharon about taking others art as there is over there. There is art everywhere, sculptures, churches, all sorts. Mainly there are no restrictions here and we have free reign other than sometimes in churches and stately homes, 'no tripods'.   Posted: 10/17/2019 06:57:19

Stuart Bacon   Stuart Bacon
I agree with your assessment of the CLIR Panel. However, you were successful with this one as the color of the statue and bench separates it nicely from the foliage. I do like the tone that you achieved so there is some success with CLIR.

  Posted: 10/16/2019 21:52:57
Helen Herbert   Helen Herbert
Thank you Stuart, but it's usually a case of hit and miss.   Posted: 10/17/2019 06:57:59

Debbie Perez   Debbie Perez
Sorry to hear you are having troubles with the CLiR Panel. I tend to use pieces of it on most of my IR and occasionally, go wild and punch a lot of buttons. Will be attend a workshop next month where it will be featured and if any helpful bits are discussed, will be happy to share. Like your processing and subject matter. Do wish the light had been more direct on the statue to see more details particularly with the dog's face. Looks to be a cool statue!
  Posted: 10/17/2019 08:11:02

Nelson Charette   Nelson Charette
I like the image, the only thing I would try is maybe cropping off a bit from the left. Would like to see a little more room from the top, where the hand is.   Posted: 10/21/2019 09:03:23