Larry Crook  

Old Faithful  by Larry Crook

January 2021 - Old Faithful

January 2021 - Larry Crook


About the Image(s)

I took this photo in August 2019 just before 6 AM with my Nikon D750. The 28-300 lens was at 65 mm - ISO 250, f11, 1/320 sec.

I opened the raw file in PS and cropped it, then I converted it to B&W in Silver Efex Pro 2 using Pre Set 15 (Full Dynamic Harsh) and added a small amount of structure. Finally, I used Topaz Sharpen AI to slightly improve the edge of the water.


3 comments posted

David Halgrimson   David Halgrimson
Lots of great detail in the geyser and the people give it a great perspective. I think the crop needed to be done as the tree would have been competing with the geyser. Viewed in full gives it very good impact and interest.

There are many dust spots in the open sky which means there are probably many more that can't be seen in the rest of the image. Other than getting them removed in camera, I find the best way to find and eliminate them is in LR using the Spot Removal tool and turning on Visualize Spots.   Posted: 01/04/2021 15:16:55

Steve Knight   Steve Knight
The sep2 full dynamic harsh treatment works for this as it gives it an old Plus-X pushed-a-stop look, my go to film back in the day. I don't really have an issue with the tree as it sort of keeps my eye from wandering and directs me upward. And of course the people are perfect to provide scale for this natural wonder.   Posted: 01/05/2021 12:50:54

Paul Hoffman   Paul Hoffman
The first thing that hits me, what is that man think he is going to catch standing that close with his phone.
It is a spectacular sight to see when it goes, I will only ever see it on the telly.
Have those two men standing in front of it does add to the size and power of this wonderous sight, all your work has done well with good tones and detail.
Jealous that you are lucky one to get to see it live. Nice one.   Posted: 01/11/2021 06:36:36


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