Don MacKenzie  

Peaceful, Delicate, Calm by Don MacKenzie

December 2019 - Peaceful, Delicate, Calm

About the Image(s)

Shot in JPEG this November, f 3.5, 53mm, ISO 8000, 1/400 sec. Saw the bird feather in my backyard and was immediately struck by its apparent delicateness. A slight breeze was blowing and I had to wait several times to take pics trying to get one that was sharp. Processed in Photo Shop by adjusting black, mid-range and white points and used "high pass" under Filter for sharping. I did not keep the original, sorry

4 comments posted

David Terao   David Terao
Great composition and use of subtle lighting. I really like your subdued background that is not totally black to give the image depth. The soft lighting brings out the texture and softness of the feather while accentuating the sharp linear details.   Posted: 12/01/2019 20:09:37

Don MacKenzie   Don MacKenzie
Thanks for your comment about the lighting. Frankly, I never saw it! I will keep it in mind.   Posted: 12/02/2019 11:08:23

Cindy Lynch   Cindy Lynch
I like the contrast of the fluffy part of the feather at the top and the straight lines at the bottom of the feather. You handled the white very well. There are no blown out areas. The diagonal curve adds interest. The details are very good, except at the bottom of the feather where the focus falls off.   Posted: 12/03/2019 20:28:04
Don MacKenzie   Don MacKenzie
You're right. I should have seen the lack of sharpness. Getting my sensor parallel to the feather would probably have taken care of that. Thanks.   Posted: 12/04/2019 11:00:16


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