Sylvia Bacon  

By The Lilly Pond by Sylvia Bacon

February 2021 - By The Lilly Pond

February 2021 - Sylvia Bacon


About the Image(s)

This was taken on the grounds of the Ogunquit Art Museum in Maine and shot in full sun light. I see the ISO and shutter speed settings were too high for conditions. Probably should have been ISO 100-200, shutter speed around 100 or so. Cloned away green grasses. Rotated the image horizontally so the eye moves naturally from left to right. Finally to finish up, Detail Extractor, Sunlight and Darken/Lighten Center was used from Nik/Color Efex Pro 4.
When cloning out the foliage in the foreground, I noticed the frog sitting on the lily pad. Cropped more from the bottom to help draw attention him as he was looking at the flowers and resting.


2 comments posted

Art Jacoby   Art Jacoby
I like the the shapes, colors and textures and the work that you did. For me, this is an establishing shot, the first of many to be taken of this interesting subject. I cropped it and increased the contrast and brought out even more detail.   Posted: 02/09/2021 22:02:20
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Regine Guillemin
Sylvia , I like this impressionistic picture a lot . I took the liberty to crop it a little bit , just to get closer to the 3 points of interests here , the frog and the 2 flowers. If I was better with post processing I would have cloned the reflection of the tree on the left corner to the bottom right too. I think it could improve your image. The white sky at the bottom is distracting our eyes a little bit so by reducing it it might enhance the image . just my point of view. Congrats!
  Posted: 02/12/2021 17:43:17
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