Mary Walsh  


REFLECTING POOL AT CHANTICLEER by Mary Walsh

November 2020 - REFLECTING POOL AT CHANTICLEER

About the Image(s)

This image was taken on a trip with my camera club to gardens near Philadelphia called Chanticleer. The settings were ISO 5600 f14 1/100 sec 24mm. I should have used a slower shutter speed because the ISO is too high. It was dark and shadowy where I was trying to take this picture.


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Beverly Caine   Beverly Caine
This is a lovely image, however I thought it might benefit from a bit of contrast and based on the brightness of the time it was shot, I was kind of looking for a bright sky peeking through. So I used a non destructive layer mask to adjust the brightness in some spots and then chose a sky from my files and pasted the image on top of the appropriately sized sky. I then erased the white skies where I could and adjusted the opacity of the bottom layer (which was the sky) which was a bit too dark for the mood. I hope you like the "improvement".   Posted: 11/09/2020 08:42:40
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Mary Walsh   Mary Walsh
Thanks, Bev. I'm learning Photoshop. I'll try to do what you did.   Posted: 11/09/2020 13:58:15



Margaret Sprott   Margaret Sprott
I loved this image when I first looked at it - the rocks, lines and greenery. I do like what Bev did with the sky and must learn to do that. However, I like it the way it is too. I may have tried to darken those bright spots in PS but I don't know if that would have worked.   Posted: 11/09/2020 09:40:18
Mary Walsh   Mary Walsh
Margaret, you're right. I should see if I can lower some of the brightness in the sky. Thanks.   Posted: 11/09/2020 13:59:26



Emily Kawasaki   Emily Kawasaki
Wow, this is am amazing scene. The bright colors combined with the muted tone of the stone as well as the reflection make the perfect combination! Beautiful shot! I love it.   Posted: 11/17/2020 13:09:30
Mary Walsh   Mary Walsh
Thanks Emily   Posted: 11/17/2020 13:42:07



Lloyd Delaney   Lloyd Delaney
You did a great job of using leading lines make the centered subject the "reward". You took us right there. I like the lighting in the center as well. Nicely done.
Lloyd   Posted: 11/19/2020 19:30:54