Jamie Federick  

MY BUDDIES by Jamie Federick

June 2020 - MY BUDDIES

June 2020 - Jamie Federick


About the Image(s)

I took it in the barn in Scott, AR. It spoke of long time horse buddies that belonged to a loving family. Took it with my Canon EOS Rebel T2i, f/4, 1/60sec., ISO 400, 27mm. I did not do much to it. I cropped it to a more rectangular shape. I removed the chromatic aberration, sharpened, saturated a bit and used a bit of luminescence to smooth it out.

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4 comments posted

Beverly Caine   Beverly Caine
I wish I knew more why these are called horse buddies and what they are used for. I do like the crop you made but would like to see more "oomph" in the image. As it stands now, for me it's a nice picture, but not one that I would consider entering in a competition.   Posted: 06/02/2020 10:52:52

Margaret Sprott   Margaret Sprott
I immediately thought that kids had made the signs and wondered how old they were. Then I wondered if you had used a flash and were hand-holding and if a flash would have made the center so much lighter. Next I'm wondering how you used luminescence to smooth it out and what you smoothed out. All of this as I was trying to decide whether I liked the image or not. I guess I do even though it may not do well in competitions. It is the kind of image I use in my scrapbooks all the time to remind me of someplace I've been. I may have tried to darken the center part a little but that would have depended on my mood when working on it.   Posted: 06/09/2020 08:24:39

Emily Kawasaki
I like the contrast of textures (i.e. the leather, the rough wooden wall, the wooden signs made of a darker wood) in the image. I played with the image a little to try to reduce the spotlight effect a bit. I used the program that I usually use for editing (Polarr), but I would imagine that many photo editing programs have this setting. I increased the Vignette (+58), increased the contrast slightly (+25), decreased the Highlights (-37), and increased the Shadow (+33). It seems like using Vignette to deal with spotlight effects leaves you with the most options.   Posted: 06/19/2020 15:49:49
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Jamie Federick   Jamie Federick
Thanks Emily. Like your edits!   Posted: 06/19/2020 18:16:27