Richard Sprott, APSA  

Winter Is Here by Richard Sprott, APSA

January 2021 - Winter Is Here

January 2021 - Richard Sprott, APSA


About the Image(s)

A lovely end to an ugly year. 14inches of stuff to shovel!
I processed in Snapseed (crop, tune, white balance, HD and vignette).

10 comments posted

Jerry Hug   Jerry Hug
Wow Dick. You have a beautiful cottage and wonderful setting. I so like your comment "A lovely end to an ugly year."

Nice crop and bringing the cottage closer. One idea is to consider removing the lonely little puff on the center top edge? I would also probably use tune image and darken the sky a tad and then use the Layer Masking and paint in only what you want darker with the brush tool? Again, just a thought. Beautiful place to hangout away from the crazy world. Jerry   Posted: 01/05/2021 09:51:59
Richard Sprott   Richard Sprott
Good suggestions. I'll try them and find you are surely right.   Posted: 01/07/2021 16:26:39

Dave Edwards   Dave Edwards
Interesting how you took an image captured in early morning or late Afternoon and convert the image what appears to be a mid day photo. Image sharpness, exposure, composition all good.   Posted: 01/06/2021 22:17:49
Richard Sprott   Richard Sprott
Early morning before the plow arrived and I got my shovel in hand.   Posted: 01/07/2021 16:27:37

Bob Barley   Bob Barley
Deep snow! I'm sure it was enjoyable - after the shoveling was done. Nice winter scene - the cottage surrounded by trees. Something seems a little odd, though. The lamppost is vertical but the cottage seems a little tilted to the right. Maybe I'm missing something. Nice shot.

  Posted: 01/10/2021 22:29:28
Richard Sprott   Richard Sprott
I agree that there is something a little off. I tried to figure it out, but wasn't really successful. I think part of the disconnect is that the lamp post really isn't straight, but is so short that being a little off doesn't show. The one thing I am sure of is that the cabin doesn't lean!   Posted: 01/11/2021 08:37:21

Pamela Hoaglund   Pamela Hoaglund
What a great place to get away and just "chill." For me the image is too bright. I like the original sky and I actually like some of the shadows on the snow. In the original you can see texture in the snow but in the processed one I don't see any texture or detail.   Posted: 01/11/2021 16:30:36
Richard Sprott   Richard Sprott
Which version I like best is mood dependent.On "dark" days I like the bright version. On "normal" days (if that ever happens again) I agree with Pam   Posted: 01/12/2021 15:01:25

Sol Blechman   Sol Blechman
Making a sunny image out of a cool one worked well. There is a perspective issue with the house leaning back. It's a lens distortion. I'm not sure what app on the phone to use here. Perhaps a Perspective tool. I've seen it somewhere.   Posted: 01/12/2021 12:20:53

Lynne Royce   Lynne Royce
Both photographs have a glittery magical snow feel of crisp winter scene. Like deep shadows in first image. Beautiful, serene woodlands setting.   Posted: 01/15/2021 17:11:43


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