Cindy Lynch  

Suitcase Keys by Cindy Lynch

February 2021 - Suitcase Keys

February 2021 - Cindy Lynch


About the Image(s)

First, I opened the raw file in Camera Raw and adjusted the exposure, noise and clarity. The I straightened, adjusted the skew and cropped it. I used Nik Color Efex for tonal contrast and lighting/darkening the center of interest. This was taken in a basement without natural light. I liked the textures and the story it told. Settings: f/8, 1/100 sec., ISO 2200, 38 mm foal length and using a tripod.

6 comments posted

David Terao   David Terao
I love this still life! It's simple, and it has consistent colors and wonderful texture. The keys are a nice touch; adding a focus point for the eyes to settle on, especially with them being the lightest objects in the image. I definitely prefer the straight-on perspective you made from the original. Great job! I can't add anything to improve it.   Posted: 02/01/2021 19:04:47

Don MacKenzie   Don MacKenzie
Great detail Cindy! It does tell a story. I wondered how you adjusted the photo to get it level and pulled it around so it fully faces the front. So you flipped it horizontally to get that done along with some leveling. Good contrast and lighting. And the woodened table (?) setting is just right.   Posted: 02/02/2021 10:17:44
Cindy Lynch   Cindy Lynch
Thank you, Don. After flipping it, I used the ruler tool to straighten it as much as I could and then the Transform-Skew tool to level it more.   Posted: 02/02/2021 10:30:26

Charlie Yang   Charlie Yang
like it, old vintage case and a few old fashion keys.

Would back off a bit of the brightness on the keys, as the original.   Posted: 02/04/2021 15:28:51

Ray Henrikson   Ray Henrikson
I like your treatment of this unusual subject. I am not able to offer any suggestions.   Posted: 02/10/2021 16:03:01

Phyllis Peterson   Phyllis Peterson
The suitcase is the perfect background for the keys with the symmetrical lines, texture and tones of brown. The keys tell a story. Your treatment of the image was very good.   Posted: 02/17/2021 07:20:23


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