Larry Crook  

Wyoming Antelope by Larry Crook

June 2020 - Wyoming Antelope

June 2020 - Larry Crook


About the Image(s)

Taken late in September in western Wyoming with my Nikon D750 and 28-300 zoom set at 300 mm. Settings were 1/1250, f5.6, ISO 220.

I opened the NEF file in Camera RAW then opened PS-CC. First I cropped the image, then I used Image>adjust>levels to remove the flat areas in the histogram. Next, I opened the image in SEP2 and used preset 5 (high structure-harsh) and then adjusted the 'soft contrast', 'amplify whites, and 'amplify blacks', then I added vignetting and last I burned the top and bottom edges.

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

David Halgrimson   David Halgrimson
Very powerful, catching them running really gives the image strong impact. Cropping to a pano also adds to the impact as they have lots of room to move into. The clouds in the background are another plus for the image. Using B&W for this image gives it a wow factor for me. Your post processing makes it much stronger than the color. Great shot, emotional, it's a wall hanger.   Posted: 06/01/2020 18:35:07
Larry Crook   Larry Crook
  Posted: 06/05/2020 13:43:35

Steve Knight   Steve Knight
I'm in agreement with David. The pano crop is perfect, removing the boring bottom section and keeping the angled sky. It really adds depth to the photo. If it were mine, it would already be on the wall.   Posted: 06/03/2020 21:15:36

Jerry Hug   Jerry Hug
This is a Wow! The Antelope really standout in the B/W version.

Excellent editing and love the results. Bravo! Jerry   Posted: 06/05/2020 16:01:54

M. Arfan Asif   M. Arfan Asif
Interesting image with good processing and thoughtful aspect ratio. The pano image has good punch with the antelopes very clear. Very nice.   Posted: 06/07/2020 03:28:21

Paul Hoffman   Paul Hoffman
If I was just viewing the image in a competition, I would instantly say Africa, the layers are spot on and that dark forboding sky holds it all and then to get all the deer pin-sharp is brilliant.
People pay a lot of money to go on safari to Africa to get images like this and don't come back with anything this good. Jealous of England.   Posted: 06/12/2020 08:33:23

Vincent Cochain   Vincent Cochain
Animals running in a panorama is (often) very nice and beautiful. It is so in this image.
However, I personally find the contrast a little bit too "strong", specially the "black".   Posted: 06/16/2020 04:32:25