Jamie Federick  


SUMMER IN THE COUNTRY by Jamie Federick

August 2019 - SUMMER IN THE COUNTRY

August 2019 - Jamie Federick

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About the Image(s)

I processed in Lightroom. First straightening the horizon, changing some of the exposure and contrast. I decreased the highlights and increased the shadows and added more texture. On Photoshop Elements, I took out the obstruction in the lower left.


10 comments posted

Sharon Prislipsky   Sharon Prislipsky
(Groups 35 & 52)
Red barn, blue sky and green landscape are always elements I find visually pleasing. The dominant lines in this image are horizontal which I always think create a pastoral feeling - one that is also suggested by your title. The detail in the sky adds interest for me, it looks like you have captured good depth of field. My only suggestion would be to crop some off the left as there is not much going on there - perhaps crop up to the metal gate. In my opinon that would bring more focus to your center of interest - the barn.   Posted: 08/06/2019 12:18:57

W. Neil Jones   W. Neil Jones
Jamie, I think you did a nice job capturing summer in the county. I agree that some cropping would yield a better photograph. It looks like a beautiful day to be in the field. I am wondering about other ideas to approach the subject. The reflections of the barn on the water look interesting.   Posted: 08/09/2019 17:35:40

Jamie Federick   Jamie Federick
Thank you two for your critique. I reworked it as you both suggested and do like the crop better,   Posted: 08/10/2019 11:47:44

Jamie Federick   Jamie Federick
Here is my re-do.   Posted: 08/10/2019 12:29:24
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Sean Sullivan   Sean Sullivan
Redo is much better. I would just use a gradient and bring down the exposure a bit on the foreground. Otherwise, very nice image.   Posted: 08/10/2019 16:33:53
Jamie Federick   Jamie Federick
I am not sure how to use the gradient Sean.   Posted: 08/11/2019 19:57:09

Margaret Sprott   Margaret Sprott
I love this peaceful scene and agree that your re-do is much better. Besides, then you would not have had to take out the obstruction in Elements.   Posted: 08/11/2019 19:50:13
Jamie Federick   Jamie Federick
Thank you Margaret! That would have saved me lots of time!   Posted: 08/11/2019 19:56:18

Shirley Pohlman   Shirley Pohlman
(Group 2)
Jamie, welcome to PSA. So glad you joined. Amazing how the crop changes the image! I agree with Sean that the gradient tool will be useful in changing the exposure. You can learn how to do that Tuesday night!!   Posted: 08/12/2019 17:11:07
Jamie Federick   Jamie Federick
I hope so!   Posted: 08/12/2019 17:40:30

 

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