Helen Herbert, EPSA  

Fisherman by Helen Herbert, EPSA

June 2020 - Fisherman

June 2020 - Helen Herbert, EPSA


About the Image(s)

Taken with my usual converted D200 Nikon Camera and Sigma 17-35 lens at 35m.m.. This was only taken two weeks ago when we were allowed to stray a little further after being locked down. Taken in Silloth a small town 14 miles from us up the Sollway Firth. Walking along the prom were some fishermen hobbyists as the tide was fully in.

Firstly I made some adjustments in RAW . Highlights , Shadows etc., produced a dng image then opened and in PS removed the hair mark and spot which I discovered. I have since cleaned the sensor! Then in CLiR I clicked on the Auto button which gave me a better rendition and from then on kept clicking buttons and tabs experimenting until I found something that I could live with. Finally back in PS I added a White Layer blended with Soft Light at a low opacity. Added a mask and with a brush brought the fisherman and base back. Then I cropped a proportion of the sky.

Hope you are well and safe across there with all that's going on.

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

Debbie Perez   Debbie Perez
When I look at this, I see a vintage post card. The only thing missing would be "Wish You Were Here!" written in large across it. I am a bit distracted by the parking lot, perhaps a crop to remove them? Looks like a nice place to visit!   Posted: 06/11/2020 13:37:16

Sharon Prislipsky   Sharon Prislipsky
This looks like a pleasant place to hang out - and not too many people there! I smile at your description of how you are experimenting with CLir. I am doing the same thing, and for the time being just try a lot of things until I get something that appeals to me. I am hoping that I will eventually learn which choices suit my style and zero in to learn how to use those particular tools to their full potential.
Having said all that, I like the color palette you chose. I do agree wth Debbie that cropping off the parking area on the right would make the image more visually pleasing for me. I need to practice your blending technique in PS. Everytime you mention this I think I will work on it and then forget to follow up.   Posted: 06/14/2020 12:19:31

Stuart Bacon   Stuart Bacon
It is an interesting scene which is anchored by the fisherman. His yellow shirt makes him stand out whereas the other colors are muted so there isn't a conflict. My one suggestion is to crop the right side to eliminate the cars as they don't really add to the scene.   Posted: 06/14/2020 14:24:53

Julie Walker   Julie Walker
I like the subtle tones of yellow and grey that you have achieved in this. The fisherman makes a strong focal point. I agree that the image would be improved by cropping out the vehicles on the right. I don't suppose this area is so quiet now as visitors are returning to Cumbria.   Posted: 06/15/2020 01:43:24

Nelson Charette   Nelson Charette
I like the fisherman, nice colors and processing. I also would see about cropping from the right, out the cars.   Posted: 06/18/2020 15:38:35