Helen Herbert, EPSA  

Rutter Force by Helen Herbert, EPSA

February 2021 - Rutter Force

February 2021 - Helen Herbert, EPSA


About the Image(s)

Taken at a picturesque place called Rutter Force in South Cumbria. These are little holiday cottages in the vicinity of a Water Wheel and water fall which I have previously submitted. Taken with the usual converted Nikon D200 and Nikon 50 m.m. lens. First of all straightened the image . I did not use a tripod and took the image from the bridge across the river to this place. As I have said many times, when using the CLiR panel I never can remember what steps I took because for those who use it, will know that it is all experimental. However, I thought that to take a screenshot of my Layers Panel might give an insight into what happened here.

BTW I have been experimenting with the Neural Filter in PS which colourises mono images with one click. It is amazing . Hope you have all tried it out.

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

Julie Walker   Julie Walker
This indeed is a very attractive spot. I like the bluish tones that you have achieved in this. I think the table, chairs and parasol make an attractive image in themselves so I tried cropping the top off just above the door and window. This just leaves a suggestion of the cottage in the background. I particularly find the contrast between the manmade elements, the table, chairs, door, window and chiminea, and the foliage very appealing. Great work.   Posted: 02/14/2021 08:38:13

Sharon Prislipsky   Sharon Prislipsky
I feel like I want to go sit there and enjoy a glass of wine. The toning you achieved seems perfect to me as the blue is so restful. Thanks for the suggestion about the neutral filter. I will explore that. You have captured nice detail and good tonal range in my opinion. I think Julie's suggestion about the crop has merit.   Posted: 02/14/2021 11:23:20

Debbie Perez   Debbie Perez
So lovely, another fairytale photo! I can see the all sorts of lovely details, A crop may make this a bit more intimate but I think the house has some nice features which add to the overall scene! Looks like a great place to visit!   Posted: 02/16/2021 10:01:43

Stuart Bacon   Stuart Bacon
I agree with Julie as the table, chair and umbrella make for a nice composition without the upper windows in the scene. I have to disagree on the blue toning as for me this blue is a colder tone and uninviting. A sepia or a warmer tonality would appeal to me more.   Posted: 02/18/2021 08:36:27

Nelson Charette   Nelson Charette
This looks like a fun place to visit. I like the colors and tone of the image. Nice processing in leveling up the house.   Posted: 02/19/2021 12:35:34

Terry Clark   Terry Clark
What an inviting spot. Nice composition.
Did you try darkening the grass under the table/chimney and the foreground bed? I think that might bring out a bit more texture in those areas. Also the top of the bush behind the chimney and the leaves to the right of the chair are a bit blown out.   Posted: 02/20/2021 11:01:14
Helen Herbert   Helen Herbert
No Terry I hadn't thought of darkening under the table etc., but will try that out. Thank you for the suggestion. Also hadn't noticed the blown out foliage.   Posted: 02/21/2021 03:24:38
Terry Clark   Terry Clark
I wonder how those light areas look in the full size image as vs the JPEG. You can lose a lot of detail when reducing the image to a size you can post.   Posted: 02/27/2021 19:09:32