Nelson Charette  

Mount Storm by Nelson Charette

May 2020 - Mount Storm

May 2020 - Nelson Charette


About the Image(s)

Made this image a few years ago, in a local park in Cincinnati. The Park is called Mount Storm park.
Used my Nikon D70s with the kit lens 18-70 mm. It was a hot and bright day, shot at 1/4000 sec, f /8.0. For some reason, I forgot to change my ISO and shot at ISO 1250. I cropped the image a bit and processed it in Lightroom and Photoshop. Cloned out the person on the steps, removed a pole. Transformed perspective a little in Lightroom. Remove some noise with Topaz Denoise AI. Changed to B&W in Lightroom, by choosing Adobe monochrome profile. Made the border in Photoshop.

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

Helen Herbert   Helen Herbert
You seem to have had a very contrasty day when you shot this but have done a good job in controlling things. Perhaps the pillars could do to be toned down ever so slightly. I like the way you have positioned this building under the white fluffy cloud, (its got its hat on) and the fact you have added more space to the left of it.   Posted: 05/11/2020 06:54:53
Nelson Charette   Nelson Charette
Thanks Helen   Posted: 05/11/2020 08:40:47

Stuart Bacon   Stuart Bacon
I normally agree about taking a person of of a picture but in this case leaving the person in would add scale and show just how big the structure it. There are times when someone in the scene adds to the overall effect. You were fortunate in having that big white cloud behind the top as the top being black would blend into the sky.   Posted: 05/13/2020 08:25:18

Julie Walker   Julie Walker
I think I prefer the original composition with the person left in but with the pole removed. By leaving the building to the left of the frame my eye is then led through the image to the small building in the background which I think adds to the image. I like the feeling of space that this gives. I notice that there are two slightly lighter areas in the sky, one to the left and the other to the right of the columns, that don't seem to appear in the original so I wonder if this is the result of your processing.I also find the contrast a little harsh and wonder if it was possible to take this down a little. I do like the fluffy cloud above the building and feel that there is more to be made of this image.   Posted: 05/14/2020 10:11:08

Sharon Prislipsky   Sharon Prislipsky
This is a very interesting sturcture and the surrounding foliage adds texture in constrast to the smooth architectural surfaces. I am sort of picky about not wanting strong shadows across any part of my images unless they add to the story, which I do not feel they do here. So my suggestion is going to sound pretty radical: clone out the shadows on the columns; then copy the left side of the steps where there are no shadows, move it to the right and flip it horizontally. I know this is a personal preference, but as it is I find the shadows distracting me from the simple beauty of the structure.   Posted: 05/16/2020 11:53:08

Debbie Perez   Debbie Perez
Wonderful structure. Personally , I like the crop and the person was so small that I didn't notice him until you mentioned removing him. I do find the shadows to be a bit heavy and suggest that you open them up if you want to keep them as an element. Nice work!!   Posted: 05/18/2020 13:04:48